BULL CHASES COP!! 2006
A TRAFFIC OFFICER IN THE UK FINDS HIMSELF ON THE RUN WHEN A STRAY BULL TAKES A CHARGE AT HIM AS HE IS DIRECTING TRAFFIC!!! WOW!
2000s NEWS
NEWSFEED: 8/15-16/05, SETTLERS LEAVING GAZA, GAS STATIONS, PITBULL OWNERS, SCHWARZENEGGER, PIT BULL OWNERS PROTEST, DULL MOMENTS IN IRAQ ; MIDDLE EAST PULL OUT angry Gaza settlers tussling with police, soldier comforting colleague, Palestinians celebrating ;Sharon address, little girl watching soldiers march past, Palestinians planting flags ;GAS PRICES oil barrel on conveyor, gas station, people filling up, oil refinery, workers on oil rig, fwy traffic jam; Passenger plane landing overcast day, Track Hummer on city street ;MI PRISON ESCAPE, SEARCH FOR 2 CONVICTS Aerial police activity, they have black police cars ;CO 170 REOPENS AFTER MUDSLIDE Aerial hwy, red bulldozer on shoulder; ANIMAL DU JOUR CA PITBULL PROTEST AT CAPITAL Pit bull owners protesting bill, abreed developed specifically for fighting. Pit bulls on leashes- notice how they all need choke-chains. And they all have to keep their distance PA ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS People boarding bus,'The Barnstorming Bus Tour', people holding up signs ;TN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RECORD Int people touring new house, DX ceremony ;TN ELVIS FANS ARRIVE FOR VIGIL portable chairs along scrawled wall, fans baseball cap, Graceland gates Elvis-themed portable chairs. 'That's right! For just $29.99 you can sit on Elvis!'TN LOW MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEL sandy banks along river, industrial boats, city along river IRAQ CONSTITUTION DEADLINE EXTENDED conference, people raising their hands, Condoleeza Rice speaking ;New hairdo- she must've seen those ads with Wilma Flintstone CA SCHWARZENEGGER CONTROVERSIAL QUESTIONS speaking in school bus parking lot, questions, shaking hands ;CA SCHWARZENEGGER FUNDS SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM Schwarzenegger arriving at school bus lot, seated row applauds, gov at podium; MIDDLE EAST ISRAELI POLICE ARREST EXTREMIST otherwise innocuous man carrying machine gun & little girl, police confront him ;NX Israeli men praying, women praying, procession singing & clapping ;MI FINAL PRISON ESCAPE SUSPECT CAUGHT Aerial police activity outside house ;NC MARINES RETURN HOME people under pavilions, little U.S. flag planted on lawn, family members waiting with signs; Soldiers meeting family members ;MT CHENEY SPEAKS AT FUNDRAISER Int Cheney speech DX passenger plane landing, motorcade police escort ;WA AIRLINE INDUSTRY BOEING NEGOTIATIONS assembling airplane, machinists strike ;NORTHWEST AIRLINES MEDIATION TALKS people arriving, talk heads IL DROUGHT SLOW BARGES barges in river, tugboat, black man fishing while daughter watches WY DASH-CAM TWISTER dash-cam, huh? POV from storm-chaser's car, grey rainstorm, damage & debris; Badly phrased title: CA REWARD FOR DUCKLINGS KILLED! That makes you wonder, hm, how much per duckling? They meant: CA BOUNTY ON DUCKLING KILLER pond near footbridge, INT gift shop, DX black and white duck ; Surveillance camera- man chasing ducks, boardwalk along pond, Duck Crossing sign, surveillance cam- car running over duck! CA MOUNTAIN LION CAUGHT IN CHICKEN COOP confused mtn lion behind chain-link fence CA DRIVING HABITS, GAS PRICES gas station, BART station, nit-wit topping off gas tank; TIGHT SECURITY IN SOUTH ISRAEL NX police standing around IRAQ AMBASSADOR Int speech MIDDLE EAST SETTLERS JOSTLE WITH POLICE putting out burning something, crowd jostling, police link arms, woman crying IL MOTORISTS REAX GAS PRICES gas station scenes
PIT BULL ATTACK / POLICE OFFICER
A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP IN SAN ANTONIO TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE FOR A POLICE SERGEANT. SERGEANT CHARLES SEAL SUSTAINED A BROKEN THUMB ON JUNE 14TH BEFORE HE GOT CONTROL OF A PIT BULL OWNED BY THE MAN PULLED OVER DEFENDANT MICHAEL WILSON. THE PIT BULL THEN ATTACKED AGAIN AND THE QUESTION IN COURT NOW IS WHETHER MICHAEL WILSON TOLD THE DOG TO ATTACK A SECOND TIME. THE JURY IS DELIBERATING THE CASE NOW AND WILSON'S ATTORNEY SAID WILSON NEVER TOLD THE DOG TO ATTACK A SECOND TIME BUT THE DOG JUST WAS RESPONDING TO THE EXCITEMENT....THE JURY IS STILL DELIBERATING AT THIS TIME (2230 EMT).... WILSON COULD BE CHARGED OF ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.
BULL ATTACKS PATROL CAR
GREAT FOOTAGE OF LOOSE BULL JUMPING ON HOOD OF PATROL CAR. THE BULL WAS REPORTEDLY OWNED BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE.
COP’S BUCK IT LIST! (2013)
A section of Interstate 75 looked like a rodeo Saturday as a loose bull knocked over an Alachua County, FLORIDA deputy and chased a trooper onto the hood of a cruiser. Dashcam video from a cruiser shows the bull running down Sgt. Richard LaLonde in the middle of the road. "Some bruised ribs, a bruised elbow, and a bruised knee and nothing too serious," said LaLonde of his injuries. LaLonde has been an Alachua County deputy for 16 years. He even grew up in a rural area, but his experience around loose livestock has been limited. Deputies were responding to a crash but didn't know that a livestock trailer involved in the crash was ripped open. "I knew when he fell. When he looked around, he wasn't happy," said LaLonde. Video from another dashcam shows Trooper Matt Simmons diving over the hood of his cruiser to avoid the bull. Luckily for LaLonde, the bull didn't have horns. "He actually hit me in my left hip. If he had horns, he would have hit me in the mid-area," said LaLonde. Eventually, the bull ran off the interstate and deputies put it down with several gunshots. LaLonde says it was so close to an exit with restaurants and people, and they couldn't risk the bull hurting anyone else. "I can check rodeo clown off my bucket list," said LaLonde.
BUFFALO HAS WILD WINGS! 2008
Officials took a bull into custody in a Northwest Austin subdivision on Tuesday afternoon, Travis County sheriff's office spokesman Roger Wade said. That's right, a bull. Wade said deputies were called to the 8300 block of Elander Drive, near RM 2222, about 2:30 p.m. to pick the animal up. He said that deputies do not know where the animal came from but that it was roaming the subdivision. A couple hours later, the bull was corralled and on its way to a sheriff's office substation on Burleson-Manor Road, which Wade said has an area where it can graze. No one was injured, Wade said.
ANTI COP DOGGY 2000
OFFICER RESPONDING TO CALLS OF LOOSE PIT BULLS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD FINDS OUT FIRST HAND THAT THESE RUMORS ARE TRUE. THE OFFICER IS ATTACKED BY A FEMALE PIT BULL BUT LUCKILY WAS NOT INJURED SINCE HE WAS WEARING LEATHER BOOTS. THE DOGS’ OWNER WOULD LATER TELL THE OFFICER HE WISHED HE WOULD HAVE SHOT THE DOGS...ESPECIALLY THE FEMALE BECAUSE SHE IS “NOT RIGHT”. A POLICE OFFICER’S WORK IS NEVER DONE AND ALWAYS DANGEROUS!
PIT BULL TAKES BITE OUTTA COP 2008
A Sharon Township Police officer suffered puncture wounds to his arm earlier this month when he was bitten by a backseat dog while making a traffic stop. The July 6 incident was captured by Officer Russel Baron’s cruiser camera. According to Baron, he stopped a car along U.S. Route 23 and immediately noticed an agitated pit bull riding in the back seat. “How are you?” Baron asked the driver. “Roll that window up for me.” After he approached the car, Baron said the dog appeared to calm down. “The dog had settled down … I was even talking to the dog a little bit,” Baron said. Just as Baron was about to give the driver a warning, the back window rolled down and the dog bit him on the arm. “I didn’t even hear the dog barking louder until I felt a burning sensation on my arm,” Baron said. “I knew the dog had bitten me.” At first, Baron suspected that the driver deliberately rolled down the window -- so he arrested her. But later after review, Sharon Township Police said the dog’s paw pressed the button and rolled down the window, Kocot reported. Baron escaped with minor wounds to his arms, but he said he hopes the video sends a strong message to anyone who’s traveling with a dog this summer. “I’m glad the dog bit me instead of a small child,” Baron said. The driver of the car was not charged.
MCGRUFF ROADSTOP TAKES A BITE OUTTA’ COP 2008
A Sharon Township Police officer suffered puncture wounds to his arm earlier this month when he was bitten by a backseat dog while making a traffic stop. The July 6 incident was captured by Officer Russel Baron’s cruiser camera. According to Baron, he stopped a car along U.S. Route 23 and immediately noticed an agitated pit bull riding in the back seat. “How are you?” Baron asked the driver. “Roll that window up for me.” After he approached the car, Baron said the dog appeared to calm down. “The dog had settled down … I was even talking to the dog a little bit,” Baron said. Just as Baron was about to give the driver a warning, the back window rolled down and the dog bit him on the arm. “I didn’t even hear the dog barking louder until I felt a burning sensation on my arm,” Baron said. “I knew the dog had bitten me.” At first, Baron suspected that the driver deliberately rolled down the window -- so he arrested her. But later after review, Sharon Township Police said the dog’s paw pressed the button and rolled down the window, Kocot reported. Baron escaped with minor wounds to his arms, but he said he hopes the video sends a strong message to anyone who’s traveling with a dog this summer. “I’m glad the dog bit me instead of a small child,” Baron said. The driver of the car was not charged.
DRUNK BANKER TELLS HIS COCK AND BULL STORY 2008
OFFICER GOSSETT OF THE JONESBORO, ARKANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT STOPS A JEEP FOR ERRATIC DRIVING. SUSPECT IS A LOCAL BANKER WHO GETS MORE DRUNK AND RUDE TO THE OFFICERS AS TIME GOES ON. VERY FUNNY BOOKING ROOM SPECTACLE WHEN THEY HAUL HIM IN.
CAJUN CRAVIN’ TO BE A COP
The dashboard-camera footage retrieved from the vehicle of pretend police officer Herman Justice shows him ordering a bewildered Metairie motorist out of her car just off Interstate 10 early Friday morning with his hands wrapped tightly around a black pistol and a bright gold badge flashing from the waistband of his khakis. The woman stood with her hands on her car for several tense minutes as Justice guarded her, first with an extendable baton, then with a pit bull, until the arrival of a State Police trooper. Then it was Justice who put his hands in the air. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Justice, 56, of Louisville, Ky., is no police officer and had no right to stop anyone. He was also armed with an arsenal of assault rifles and other weaponry. Justice told authorities he only pulled over the motorist because he thought she was drunk. But Normand said he thinks Justice may have previously tried to flex his imaginary authority in other jurisdictions. "My suspicion is that this is probably not Mr. Justice's first time at this rodeo," Normand said. The encounter began on eastbound Interstate 10 when Justice used red police lights to flash the victim, an unidentified 41-year-old Metairie woman, according to the sheriff. The woman pulled over onto the northbound Causeway Boulevard exit and Justice took her into "custody." Meanwhile, an unidentified passenger in Justice's 2010 Buick Enclave called the State Police to report that her boyfriend had just pulled over a suspected drunken driver. The passenger, who was not arrested, said she was asleep when the stop began, Normand said. The trooper and the two Sheriff's Office deputies who were called out to assist discovered that the gold shield on Justice's waist was actually a security guard badge. He was also carrying a silver badge from the Pompano Highlands Fire Department in Florida. There was no explanation for the badges, the red emergency lights or the dashboard camera. Inside his van, deputies found several weapons, including a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a 40-caliber Beretta handgun, four knives and 446 rounds of ammunition, Normand said....
Dog Shooting on tape 2003
At 4:52 in the afternoon of January First Tennessee Highway Patrol in Nashville received a call from a woman in Wilson County who was traveling east on Interstate 40, and who reported she had been passed by a green station wagon traveling at a high rate of speed, and that a large amount of money had been thrown out of the window. A "BOLO" (Be On the Lookout) call was put out to all cars to this effect. * At 5:00, Operator Shannon Pickard sent a teletype from Nashville Dispatch to all Middle Tennessee agencies inquiring as to whether there had been any robberies where a large sum of money might have been taken, involving a dark green station wagon bearing out-of-state tags. At 5:07, Trooper David Bush called in to say he had met a car matching the vehicle description, and was trying to catch up with it. Operator McHood broadcast to all vehicles that Trooper Bush is trying to catch a dark green station wagon, possibly involved in a recent robbery involving large amounts of cash, and asked if there was a unit in the area to assist him. Trooper Jeff Phann responded. After Pulling over an Innocent Family after the father had left his wallet on the roof of the car at a rest stop the family dog is shot dead when one officer overreacts to the dog's obvious non-threatening gestures. #################################### January 8, 2003 Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Mark Fagan will decide what punishments, if any, will be meted out to employees involved in the Jan. 1 shooting of a dog on Interstate 40 in Cookeville, officials said. Fagan will also determine whether any policy changes need to implemented in the wake of the shooting, which was triggered by a phone call from a woman who reported seeing "a large amount of money" being thrown out of a station wagon in Wilson County, according to Tennessee Department of Safety spokeswoman Beth Womack. "The colonel's office is now looking at what, if any, policies or procedures may have been violated and what, if any, disciplinary action is appropriate," Womack said Thursday. Although investigators have pored over all the audio and videotaped information made during the course of the traffic stop and shooting, Womack indicated that at least some conversations weren't recorded. "It was found that some of the communication between dispatchers was made on a Nextel-type two-way instead of a recorded telephone or radio line, therefore cannot be absolutely confirmed," Womack said. Troopers thought the station wagon might have been involved in an armed robbery when they pulled it about 5:15 p.m., authorities said. It turned out that the driver of the station wagon, James Smoak, had left his wallet on the car when he stopped to get gas while he and his family were driving from Nashville to their home near Asheville. Dispatchers informed troopers and Cookeville police that the car might have been involved in a "recent robbery," and the officers conducted a felony stop with guns drawn. Smoak, his wife, Pamela Smoak, and their 17-year-old son, Brandon Hayden, were ordered from the car and handcuffed. They repeatedly told the officers that two dogs, including a mixed pit bull named Patton, were in the car and asked the officers to close the door, according to a videotape of the incident shot from a THP cruiser. Moments later, Patton bounded out of the vehicle and trotted toward Cookeville officer Eric Hall, its tail wagging. Hall backed up quickly as the dog kept coming toward him, then shot and killed the animal with his shotgun. In a written incident report filed after the shooting, Hall said he asked a dispatcher "what felony had been committed" as he drove to assist troopers but the dispatcher "was not able to give me the information before I arrived on the scene." Hall said it appeared that the dog "singled me out from the other officers and charged toward me, growling (sic) in an aggressive manner. I yelled at the dog to "Get Back" but it attempted to circle me to attack, so I felt I had no other option but to protect myself. I fired once at the dog instantly putting it down." "When asked during our investigation why the passenger door was not closed, Lieutenant (Jerry) Andrews indicated that if he or another officer had moved to that side of the car, he would have been in the line of any potential crossfire," Womack said in a press release. "Remember - at this time, the troopers on the scene were still under the impression that a felony may have been committed, and were acting accordingly." Cookeville police officials declined to return phone calls seeking comment, although Tennessee Department of Safety spokeswoman Beth Womack said Hall had been assigned to administrative duties. After the shooting, James Smoak tried to stand up but was wrestled to the ground by troopers. After he was placed in the back of a patrol car, he repeatedly asked the officers to get a veterinarian but his requests were ignored. "You all have gone crazy," he said. Later, after the officers determined that the family had committed no crime, the officers gave Smoak a plastic bag to collect the corpse of his dog after he told them to leave his former pet alone. "You've done enough," he said. After the officers removed the handcuffs from Pamela Smoak, she sunk to the ground by the family's car and cried. "I'm never stepping foot in this state again," she said. Womack said THP's investigation concluded the troopers were justified in conducting a felony stop based on the information they were given by dispatchers. "It's an unusual situation seeing a car go by with money flying out of it," she said. Somehow, as the dispatchers tried to find out information about the car and sent out a teletype request for data on recent robberies in the area, the call went from "being an inquiry as to whether a robbery had occurred to whether the dark green station wagon had been involved (in a robbery)." When asked if the state had offered to compensate the family for the loss of their pet, Womack said: "Not at this time, no." In a written complaint against the officers, Pamela Smoak lashed out at the handling of the initial phone call. "No one ever called in a robbery or any felony!" Smoak wrote. "A felony stop should not have been made. A murder has been committed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. ... There was a very bad error on someone's part and we paid for it." J.J. Stambaugh may be reached at 865-342-6307 Tennessee Department of Safety THP STATEMENT ON SMOAK FAMILY INCIDENT Nashville (January 8, 2003) -- We at the Tennessee Department of Safety and The Tennessee Highway Patrol would like to convey our deepest sympathy, to the Smoak family, for the events of January 1st in Cookeville, Tennessee. Losing a beloved family pet is difficult at any time, but especially under such circumstances as the ones last week. The Tennessee Department of Safety and the Cookeville Police Department have spent the past several days closely scrutinizing what happened that night, talking to the parties who were involved, going over statements, radio transmissions, and videotape, in an intense investigation of the New Year's Day event. Any questions relating specifically to the shooting of the dog, Patton, must be addressed to the Cookeville Police Department. But while it was not one of our Troopers who fired the fatal shot, the Cookeville officers were assisting us in this traffic stop. Those involved in our investigation included Department of Safety Commissioner Jerry W. Scott, Internal Affairs Director Gerald Allen, Tennessee Highway Patrol Commander Colonel Mark Fagan, Captain Randy Hoover of the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Captain Danny Wilson of the Nashville THP District, as well as members of our Criminal Investigation Division, training staff, administrative staff, and legal division. Our investigation has found that our troopers on the scene that night - Trooper David Bush, Trooper Jeff Phann, and Lieutenant Jerry Andrews - did have probable cause to conduct what in police terms is called a "felony stop" of a motorist. However, some issues were found in the chain of events that led to it being given that status.