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[-] [email protected] 90 points 3 months ago

Top comment really nails it:

This is unironically the most embarrassing video I have seen in my entire life. I am not exaggerating at all. I would kill myself if there were footage of me acting like this. Dude gets scared by an acorn, does a Max-Payne-backwards-dive, unloads 20 roads into his own car (luckily not murdering the unarmed guy in the back of it), does some horrid Arnold-Schwarzenegger impression while crawling over the floor bawling his eyes out, and then forces an armed stand-off with literally no one. Actually absolutely insane, the most unhinged behaviour I have ever had the pleasure to witness.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

He quit afterward. Probably because he was teased mercilessly by other police officers. If only we could harness peer pressure to reduce police shootings.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 months ago

Imagine doing this and just being able to quit your job, meanwhile a citizen would be arrested and charged with a felony.

[-] Fluffy_Ruffs 14 points 3 months ago

It's entirely like something out of a comedy.

[-] ThePantser 8 points 3 months ago

This sounds like a scene out of super troopers that would have been cut for being too unbelievable.

[-] ours 8 points 3 months ago

Too far fetched fiction.

[-] BetaBlake 2 points 3 months ago

"save me Tom Cruise, save me Oprah Winfrey!"

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

"SHOTS FIRED!"

(combat roll)

"SHOTS FIRED! SHOTS FIRED! SHOTS FIRED!" (still rolling around)

(gets up, unleashes hail of bullets at the car with his partner pretty much directly downrange)

(slight pause, beat of silence)

(falls backwards into the road)

"Eaaahhh!"

(fires several more times, now lying on his side in the road)

"I'm hit! I'm hit!

(fires until his gun is empty)

(his partner asks something)

"What?"

"Ablbla! Abinica!" (crawling across the road now) "In the car! Ow!"

(catches his breath, taking cover behind a different car)

(after a while, his partner comes nearby, frantically asking if he's okay)

"I'm good! I feel weird! But I'm good!"

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

"Dude, did I get hit?" Is probably my favorite line

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

As funny as it sounds, my understanding is that it's often not immediately obvious in the adrenaline of a life-threatening situation whether or not you got shot. You have to kind of check yourself over and make sure because you literally don't feel pain.

I'm going to be honest, there is a part of me that's hesitant to be so so harsh on the guy, because it's hard to say how you would react in (what you perceive to be) a life-or-death situation. It's not unusual for people not to react well. There was one shooting video like that where the cop did something embarrassing and I had full sympathy and support for him (A woman pulled a gun on him during a traffic stop and shot at him, and he stumbled back and shot her, and he thought for a second that he might also have hit someone in a jeep full of people that was randomly stopped behind her. He was on bodycam just overall losing his shit from having shot her, not even understanding why she tried to shoot him in the first place, and thinking for a second that he might also have also hit someone in the jeep by accident. That I can have a lot of sympathy for honestly.)

That said, you need to not have this kind of reaction if you're a cop. In a personal capacity I have sympathy for him; he learned he doesn't have the right stuff for what he wanted to do; this humiliating display is etched in permanently as his legacy, and he has to find a new job and he's just lucky that no one got killed because of him. In a professional capacity, fuck him and let's all laugh at him rolling around in the road and wailing.

(Edit: Personally, for me the absolute peak of the comedy is when he half-empties his gun, and there's a little beat of stillness, and then out of nowhere he just falls down and wails before starting shooting again. Again I shouldn't laugh because someone could have been killed. But it's fucking hilarious and I can't see it as not so.)

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

My dad was in the military, and he got shot in the leg. He said it was the most painful thing that he’s went through so far, so I don’t know if I believe that. I bet this cop has never been shot in his life.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Everyone's experience is different. Sometimes it's excruciating, yes.

I bet this cop has never been shot in his life.

I would bet that this is accurate, yes.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

By most accounts it is definitely common enough that you should REALLY check everything, because adrenaline can be a hell of a drug. Like: people noticing a fairly small entrance-wound but being completely unaware of a gigantic exit-wound is apparently so common that I’ve heard that it is the very first thing you should check for in case of a shooting.

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