Drunk Man Shoots Police Robot
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Po Po!
Geoffrey Ingersoll writes:
Not everyone is excited about a future containing government-run, unmanned surveillance machines.
On Feb. 24, local Waverly, Ohio, police received a report about a drunken man shooting a gun inside his own home. When they arrived on the scene, 62-year-old Michael Blevins refused to answer either the door or the phone.
Back-up arrived with a trained negotiator. The negotiator failed. They decided to send in a surveillance robot.
Blevins (allegedly) drew his pistol and gunned down the bot.
Blevins was booked (obviously) on a host of charges, one of which was vandalism of government property. Authorities found two Ak-47s, loads of ammunition, and a 70-round drum that is illegal in the state of Ohio.
Whatever happens to Blevins, whether he likes it or not, he's become a symbol: Every war has its first shots fired.
I love America.