Monday, January 05, 2009

Wannabe Nazi Goes Down Like A Punk - Part 15 in my "Shoot First, Questions Never" series!

A college student dressed in full Nazi regalia was fatally shot by police on New Year's Day in Seattle, Washington.

Miles Murphy, 22, a University of Washington senior Germanics major, was shot several times at his apartment early Thursday after police said he pointed a World War II Kar 98 German infantry rifle affixed with a bayonet at officers and refused orders to drop the weapon.

Seattle police had converged on Murphy's apartment after receiving complaints that several men were firing rifle and shotgun rounds into the air. A witness told some officers at the scene that he had been firing blanks that night.

When Murphy emerged from the apartment and refused several orders to drop the weapon, two officers fired seven shots, police Officer Jeff Kappel said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he died. Police searching the house found alcohol, live ammunition and a large collection of German, Russian and Nazi memorabilia including photographs and uniforms, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said.

But Murphy "wasn't a Nazi," Hattie Taylor, a friend, told the press. "He was just fascinated with the past... He liked to dress up and have fun." He was "a peaceful and loving young man," his mother, Dianne Murphy, told the local newspaper. Proving how the weak-minded are fooled by the true evil of the Nazi menace.

Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske called the situation "truly sad" but stood by the officers' actions. "Right now, I don't see any other choice that they had," he said. The two officers who fired at Murphy were placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure, but hopefully safe with the knowledge of their righteous kill.

Seriously, if you want to dress up as a Nazi and shoot Nazi weapons I suggest you find a multiplayer Medal Of Honor, Call Of Duty or one of several dozen other WWII FPS games and point lethal weapons at sprites instead. At least if you die there you can respawn. RIP dumbass!


Anonymous said...

Nazi cos-play ends badly for Iron Cross dresser.

"Officers searched the house and found a large collection of German military regalia and a lot of alcohol.

Police also say the rifle Murphy was holding was the same one they seized from him in 2006. They will not say why it was seized back then. It had been returned to Murphy's father."

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Iron Cross dresser - I like it!

It does seem he wanted to be shot - "We hear, ‘Sir put the gun down. Don’t reach for anything. Don’t move. Put the gun down.’ Really shouting loud, shouting quick," said Mark Kedziora, Murphy’s housemate. "He raised the rifle and pointed it at them, and then briefly lowered it. He raised it again."