Sunday, December 17, 2006

This time: they even shot the dog. - Part 4 in my "Shoot First, Questions Never" series!

A leeching student accused of robbing a man of two new Playstation 3s on the day of release of the console was killed by police sent to arrest him earlier in the month.

Peyton Strickland, 18, was killed at a house he shared with three roommates. "If this boy would've come to the door, opened the door, we probably wouldn't be talking," New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey said.

Roommate Mike Rhoton said Strickland was unarmed, but was likely holding a video game controller in a threatening manner when he went to the door as it was breached by officers.

Asked if the deputies felt their lives were threatened, Causey said that anytime you have a high-risk entry like that, you feel that your life is in danger. He declined to say what made the arrest high risk.

The sheriff said the robbery victim had waited three days in line to buy two Playstation 3 units for $641 each at a Wal-Mart. He was unloading the units at his campus apartment when one man beat him to the ground while another took the PlayStations, Causey said.

Strickland's dog, a German shepherd, also was shot to death. That is however more of a loss than the waster student as many German shepards can be productive in military, police and security occupations.


Anonymous said...

you can't help but wonder if the Lt.Col's attitude will change when the authorities act upon his activities and attempt to seize VertecXNet equipment ... :-)

Anonymous said...

Lets see, ahh heres the number, freephone, 1800-SQUEAL.

Personally I don't think it'd work, the Lt.Col, would just go all Ollie North and refuse to implicit the president.

Anonymous said...

"Shoot First, Questions Never"

When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended
Victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.....

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Sounds like an entrant for the Darwin Awards :)

Anonymous said...

I reckon we should have the Creedon Awards for all those stupid enough to go into battle ang get left behind, under the leadership of the Lt.Col.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

One Awards Presentation per year is enough methinks.