Monday, September 14, 2009

Whom Do You Believe?

An instructor tells a story of a robbery trial. The officer goes to a convenience store to get a quick drink. Unfortunately this store is being robbed at the moment. The officer shoots the robber, but doesn't kill him. About a year later the robber is on trial. The officer takes the stand and is asked what he observed;

"I approached the store and observed the defendant there pointing a pistol at the head of the clerk. He was screaming 'give me the money!' I felt the clerk's life was in imminent danger as was mine if he turned his head to see me. So I drew my weapon and fired a shot at the suspect who dropped his weapon."

The robber takes the stand and is asked what happened;

"I was dealing with the clerk when this dude comes up behind me and says "surprise mother fu**** and shoots me!"

5 comments:

Rorschach said...

I don't see the conflict in the two statements to be honest. The criminal was "dealing" with the clerk when the cop saw him "dealing" with the clerk and decided that the "dealing" might just land the clerk (and the cop if he were spotted) in the morgue. So he drew his weapon and fired, and said "surprise mother ***ker"

How does the cop saying that invalidate any of the rest of it? You don't think that the criminal wasn't surprised?

*Goddess* said...

Umm, shouldn't the correct response have been, "Police! Mother fucker!":)

Beat And Release said...

Nah...."Surprise, Motherfucker" is much more flippant and more realistic. Particularly if the officer was an old battle hardened guy. Now, the Generation Y'ers might have said something like, "Sir, I demand you drop your weapon and cease your felonious attempts to inflict harm on this innocent hard-working citizen." "Pretty Please?"

Johnny Law said...

Good shooting. Why dont people understand that action beats reaction everytime?

*Goddess* said...

Now, the Generation Y'ers might have said something like, "Sir, I demand you drop your weapon and cease your felonious attempts to inflict harm on this innocent hard-working citizen." "Pretty Please?"

And then they would have thanked them for complying:).