Collateral Damage

#1
In Texas, Juan Flores Lopez was having a bad day. Suffering from a chronic depressive illness he poured gasoline over himself and in a cry for help threatened self-immolation.


Luckily San Angelo police arrived on the scene and prevented Mr. Lopez from setting fire to himself. They hit him with a Taser and incapacitated him. Unfortunately the sparks from the Taser ignited the gasoline.

Mr. Lopez died from his burns in a hospital in Lubbock Texas earlier today. Texas Rangers are investigating.

http://reporternews.com/news/2007/jun/19/san-angelo-man-burned-when-police-taser-ignites/


Bummer

RM
 
#5
Mixing raw fuel with near naked electricity - not exactly a well thought out solution to that particular problem. Now it's just a question of who sue's who over this.

SF
 

wet_blobby

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#6
PMSL....fcukin yanks, classic. Can we PLEASE do some exchange visits with some of there cops and ours, the chavs over here could do with some *cough* american tolarance....I do hope none of the cops were hurt.
 
#10
rod-gearing said:
andym said:
Was that Juan Flores Lopez ,otherwise known as "Sparky" to his mates?
His othe nickname was Whoosh!
No R-G that is how you turn a cat into a dog.

Pour over kitty half a gallon of 4 star and chuck on lighted match. Kitty then goes "Wooooffffffffffffff !"

Nutty
 
#12
For some reason this reminds me of a story I heard (not sure if it was one of those urban myths people talk about) that during the Firemens strike in 77/78 when the Green Godesses were manned by Forces personell. Apparently some old dear had her cat stuck up the tree, said GreenGodess responds (with an RN crew but that could be a dit) and rescues the cat. Old dear plies them with gratitude, tea and biscuits etc - then on the way out they run over the cat.... maybe not true, but amusing.
 
#16
Dunmytime said:
For some reason this reminds me of a story I heard (not sure if it was one of those urban myths people talk about) that during the Firemens strike in 77/78 when the Green Godesses were manned by Forces personell. Apparently some old dear had her cat stuck up the tree, said GreenGodess responds (with an RN crew but that could be a dit) and rescues the cat. Old dear plies them with gratitude, tea and biscuits etc - then on the way out they run over the cat.... maybe not true, but amusing.
I was in then and recall it was a Royal Marine crew that did the deed.
Also an RN crew were supposed to have filled their tender with beer instead
 
#17
Dunmytime said:
For some reason this reminds me of a story I heard (not sure if it was one of those urban myths people talk about) that during the Firemens strike in 77/78 when the Green Godesses were manned by Forces personell. Apparently some old dear had her cat stuck up the tree, said GreenGodess responds (with an RN crew but that could be a dit) and rescues the cat. Old dear plies them with gratitude, tea and biscuits etc - then on the way out they run over the cat.... maybe not true, but amusing.
It's a safegaurd dit, but the number of people I met in the early 80's who claim to have been on that green goddess crew, there must have been a fleet of buses following the tender
 
#18
Nice one Bergs, PMSL! I now owe the Company a new keyboard, plus I have just had to explain to my colleagues why I was rolling around on the floor.

[/quote]For some reason this reminds me of a story I heard (not sure if it was one of those urban myths people talk about) that during the Firemens strike in 77/78 when the Green Godesses were manned by Forces personell. Apparently some old dear had her cat stuck up the tree, said GreenGodess responds (with an RN crew but that could be a dit) and rescues the cat. Old dear plies them with gratitude, tea and biscuits etc - then on the way out they run over the cat.... maybe not true, but amusing.
As regards the moggie incident, I remember hearing that dit when I was escorting green goddesses to fires. I also heard one about a crew using fire axes to break down a door to get to a fire, then found out they were in the wrong street!

Happy days
 
#20
BusterQuin said:
Dunmytime said:
For some reason this reminds me of a story I heard (not sure if it was one of those urban myths people talk about) that during the Firemens strike in 77/78 when the Green Godesses were manned by Forces personell. Apparently some old dear had her cat stuck up the tree, said GreenGodess responds (with an RN crew but that could be a dit) and rescues the cat. Old dear plies them with gratitude, tea and biscuits etc - then on the way out they run over the cat.... maybe not true, but amusing.
It's a safegaurd dit, but the number of people I met in the early 80's who claim to have been on that green goddess crew, there must have been a fleet of buses following the tender
Did any of you guys read the signal that came round a few weeks after the end of that cover, apparently thay could not find a GG, and asked if anyone knew where it was. I was in Pembroke at the time. :lol:
 

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