Gunfight in Kansas

So this morning my commute started off on a very strange note. I pulled off my street, and around the corner there was a sheriff hiding behind his car, pointing a shotgun at me. Needless to say, I rolled down my window so I could let him know that “hey, I live right there!” (points to house)

As I started driving, there were cops every 10 yards, and they all had their guns drawn. I finally made it the two blocks to Mur-Len, and there were about half a dozen cops with their guns drawn, thankfully pointed away from me. They forced me to turn, and as soon as I did, I saw the mobile police command unit and SWAT. I counted 40 police/sheriff/trooper vehicles before I gave up.

I finally found a radio station that was talking about it, and it turns out there was a robbery/hostages/high-speed chase/gunfight. Here’s the story.

So what I’ve learned is that even when you’re a good guy, it’s freaky to have a cop pointing a gun at you first thing in the morning.

Peace, I’m out.


  8 comments for “Gunfight in Kansas

  1. May 18, 2005 at 12:42 pm

    FIRST!! …. and happy to hear you are alright in your safe little suburb … 🙂

  2. May 18, 2005 at 1:09 pm

    NICE!! and you thought you were safe clear out there in the “burbs”

    Doesn’t the barrell of a 12 gauge look ENORMOUS when you’re looking at the business end of it?

    Always made me pee just a little bit.

  3. May 18, 2005 at 1:47 pm

    Yeah… it’s pretty darn big. And somehow it wasn’t at all comforting that it was the cops holding the guns… as we established already, cops think I look suspicious.

  4. May 18, 2005 at 1:50 pm

    They have suspicious minds. “We’re caught in a trap! I can’t walk out!!”

  5. May 18, 2005 at 2:23 pm

    I think Jenna’s been watching too much VH1 or something…

    And here I thought you had finally gone off the deep end, Incredipete. Glad to hear it wasn’t you, er, I mean…glad to hear you’re safe!

  6. May 19, 2005 at 6:54 am

    VH1? Why? Are they showing Elvis specials?? (I don’t have cable.) I’m MISSING it!!!!!

  7. syn_ack89
    May 19, 2005 at 12:14 pm

    Aren’t you making things too easy for your stalkers???

  8. May 19, 2005 at 12:35 pm

    Probably so, but that’s ok. I have a Beretta semi-automatic loaded with hollow points that I keep close at hand.

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