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    about 30 mins ago a client comes tearing in, past the gate and nto the back towards where i keep my dogs, she's normaly not like this, anyway she says there's been a shooting that guy said to get inside, a cop with an assault rifle goes running by, another lady calls and said there where 6 cops by my backdoor,i'm near the end of the building, the cops out front ran him into the ones out back, they got the shooter, never saw an ambulance so i guess no one was hit. when i hear what happened i'll update.

    Stephen: Sounds like the Christmas in the Gremlins 1 movie.
    ~~Everyone is entitled to my opinion!~~

  • #2
    LOL, unfortunately that's how I grew up...I can't tell you how many times we were on lockdown in high school because there had been a shooting nearby. Once watced a police car drive over our grass and a cop run by with a rifle! All the time at home I'd come outside to see helicopters circling with lights looking for someone..thank God I moved out of that neighborhood!!
    Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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    • #3
      Hate to tell ya, but it's nothing new. Back in the late 80's-early 90's, we were living in Sacramento, attending Sac State. One Sunday morning I donned my robe and went to get my newspaper off my balcony (we lived on the upper floor of an apt. building). I opened the door and a SWAT guy wearing full body armor and carrying a rifle was crouched RIGHT in front of my door, aiming at an apartment across the way. He handed me my paper and politely said, "Please go back inside", all without taking his eyes off his target. It was then I noticed that there were 6 other guys on the balcony, along with choppers and various cops in positions on the roof. Turns out there was a hostage situation across the compound from me.

      We gave our 30 day notice the next day.
      Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
      George Sand (1804 - 1876)

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      • #4
        So scary
        Glad everyone is okay.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
          Hate to tell ya, but it's nothing new. Back in the late 80's-early 90's, ...

          We gave our 30 day notice the next day.
          Ooph, I'm so glad I live where I do...wow.
          Jacob

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          • #6
            It is scary out there!

            Last year my mother and I were traveling to APF and we were short a crate so we stopped at WalMart in Homestead. I also needed razor refills so I asked her to grab some for me. When we pulled into the parking lot we noticed a few cops scattered around the lot, lights off. I did take notice and thought it was a bit weird, but ultimately we figured if something were wrong they would not let anyone in the store. I stayed out in the van with the dogs and did a bit of walking. Next to me was the WalMart security guard asleep in his car. About a half hour passed which is normal because I know my mom can't go shopping and just buy what she went in for.

            I had just crated up my Wheaten when I heard the shots and screaming. Suddenly people started stampeding out of the store. My mom one of the first ones out -tg. She was running with her shopping cart, (...I have never seen her run in my entire life) beet red and shaking like a leaf. She could hardly talk .... "they're killing people, they're shooting and killing people Alex." My first instinct is of course to RUN get in the car and GO, but she just grabbed me and squeezed so tight and I couldn't stop her. I grew up in the no hug, no 'i love you' type family, but in that moment I understood how much I meant to her. So ..I slapped her, sounds bad I know, but I had to get her IN THE CAR and out of danger and it worked. I will never ever take my mother for granted again. I could have lost her.

            Mean while the security guard is still sleeping! So I took the liberty of waking him up ...dumb A**. I grabbed the crate and jumped in the front seat and we were off just as the police started blocking off the parking lot. The police who obviously knew something was about to happen! It still blows my mind. There are a lot more details to this story, like what my mom saw etc. but I will spare you all lol. In the end it was a man with a GF grudge who walked back to the pharmacy with a automatic rifle shooting randomly at shelves. Right next to my mom picking up MY razors. He did end up shooting the woman and then himself. The woman survived, he did not. I will never go to WalMart ever again.

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            • #7
              Jeepers cats, Odette! I'm glad nothing happened to you or your pets. That's pretty scary. And when people ask me why I live in the boonies in the middle of bloody nowhere PA I refer folks to just such incidences. Sure, we have bears and foxes and coyote, but they don't carry rifles. >.< I hope the rest of your year is downright uneventful. I'd say you got enough excitement to last you a while.

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              • #8
                As much as I dislike where I live for the simple reason it's boring and NOTHING is open on Sundays, I'll take the teenage graffiti anyday over shootings and hostage situations any day.
                Glad to hear everybody's okay.
                ~*~*~Shawn, C.M.G.~*~*~
                Apparently common sense isn't all that common
                *~*~emipoo on egroomer*~*~*

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                • #9
                  I had an appointment last week, got to the apartment complex and it was on lock down, couldn't go in. Ask the police what was going on, was told they couldn't say, but for everyone safety they were keeping everyone out and the people who lived there would be safe as long as they stayed inside,, geezeeeeeeeee.. Called my customer told her to lock the door and stay inside. We rescheduled for later in the day. Come to find out they were trying to serve an arrest warrent on a man charged with acessory to murder, he ran,, swat was there plus 1/2 the cops in the county. My customer was upset cause she was there with 2 small chlidren and had no clue a murderer was running around. She called the office, but nobody ever called her back. But thankfully, they were ok, and 13 yr old Bubba the Yorkie got his hair done later that afternoon,,,

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                  • #10
                    Another reason not to talk on your cell and drive

                    I was on the phone with my mom who was drive one and all of a sudden she goes, "There are cops running everywhere with guns! I have to go, I have to get out of here!!" She hangs up and doesn't call me back for close to 20 minutes and I'm slighlty anxious. FINALLY get a hold of her, she drove right in the middle of a police raid on a house! Hahahahaha. She thought they were coming after her at first, I told her punishment for talking and driving is usually not that severe.

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                    • #11
                      Crazy stuff! Glad I don't live in Oklahoma anymore!

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                      • #12
                        the dumb guy tried to hold up a check cashing place, next door to a pwn shop, both have silent alarms, pawn shop has an off duty cop as security,marked car parked in front,hope he was on some good drugs cause he will have to pay triple where he's going! all caught on tape, and i saw nothing! had to get the dogs done before owners showed up! that's one reason i keep 2 german shepherds with me. oh well back to boring.
                        ~~Everyone is entitled to my opinion!~~

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LexPauline View Post
                          I will never go to WalMart ever again.
                          Why not? That guy is not coming back. Sounds like the place you first learned how much you meant to your mom. I would carry good feelings like that forever.

                          This **** all sounds like where I grew up--over 4 decades ago. The only things that change are nothing. Makes you want to move to Wisconsin or something, geez. Andy Griffin where ARE you when we need you?
                          Last edited by Smart-n-Pretty; 12-17-09, 08:33 PM. Reason: slightly crappy typing
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                          • #14
                            I remember a time...

                            We were eating at a nice chain restaurant in ATL, in a nice little booth, and some guy bolts in with a gun. The 2 police behind him slammed him on the ground right next to our booth, cuffed him, read him his rights, and just carried him away.

                            It was literally like in the movies where everyone sees something outrageous, then 3 seconds later just go back to how they were like nothing happened.

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