Boulder Colorado Police Shoot Unarmed Teen At Least 4 Times With Taser Weapons, Lose Him At Hospital

January 29, 2009

BOULDER, COLORADO – Boulder police shot an 18-year-old man at least four times with a stun gun early Wednesday after receiving a report that he was running into traffic and acting irate.

Officers were called to the area of Broadway and Pennsylvania Avenue at 1:22 a.m., police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said, after someone called about a man carrying a glass pipe and screaming randomly in the street.

When they arrived, officers found a man who told them he was under the influence of the drug LSD and was prepared to fight them, Huntley said. After the man refused to cooperate several times, officers shot him with a Taser.

“He became very combative,” Huntley said, and he received four shocks through the electric probes before he calmed down enough for officers to chain his hands and legs together.

The man continued to fight with officers in an ambulance as he was taken to Boulder Community Hospital, she said.

The suspect was released from the hospital Wednesday before officers could arrest him. His name is being withheld until officers find him, Huntley said. He faces possible charges of obstructing police, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Dumbass St. Lucie County Firefighter Cindy Economou Arrested, Charged After Stealing Severed Foot From Accident Scene

January 29, 2009

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA – A former St. Lucie County firefighter has been booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on charges she took home a Melbourne man’s amputated foot following a car accident in September, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued late Friday for Cindy Economou, who was picked up this afternoon, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Tim Frith.

Economou was charged with petit theft, a second-degree misdemeanor, Frith said.

The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Karl Lambert, 46, was traveling south on Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie when his Chevrolet truck collided with another vehicle. The truck flipped and hit a pine tree.

A rescue crew was forced to amputate Lambert’s foot in order to extricate him from the truck.

Economou is accused of retrieving the foot from the scene, taking it home and putting it in her freezer, presumably to use in cadaver dog training that she did outside of her role with the fire department.

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Summerville South Carolina Emergency Workers Evacuate Post Office Over Bomb Smelling Odor, Which Turned Out To Be A Skunk

January 29, 2009

SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – The scene is all clear now, but earlier today the Oakbrook Post Office was blocked off and evacuated by emergency crews after they received a call about a suspicious package.

The call came into the Old Fort Fire Department about 7:30 Wednesday morning from a postal employee. Officials say the package was wrapped in plastic and was giving off a bomb-smelling odor.

They immediately evacuated the post office and several surrounding businesses, but after a few hours of searching there was no bomb to be found. “There was stink. It just stunk. At first you didn’t realize it was a skunk until they guy said ‘I’m expecting a skunk’ and then you’re like, ‘That’s what it was,'” said one fire fighter.

“That’s exactly what it was.”

Apparently, the skunk was being delivered to a taxidermist who later told officials he has animals delivered to his home all the time.

Three weeks ago the same post office had to close because one of the heating units was smoking.

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Boulder Colorado Police Shoot Unarmed Teen At Least 4 Times With Taser Weapons, Lose Him At Hospital

January 29, 2009

BOULDER, COLORADO – Boulder police shot an 18-year-old man at least four times with a stun gun early Wednesday after receiving a report that he was running into traffic and acting irate.

Officers were called to the area of Broadway and Pennsylvania Avenue at 1:22 a.m., police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said, after someone called about a man carrying a glass pipe and screaming randomly in the street.

When they arrived, officers found a man who told them he was under the influence of the drug LSD and was prepared to fight them, Huntley said. After the man refused to cooperate several times, officers shot him with a Taser.

“He became very combative,” Huntley said, and he received four shocks through the electric probes before he calmed down enough for officers to chain his hands and legs together.

The man continued to fight with officers in an ambulance as he was taken to Boulder Community Hospital, she said.

The suspect was released from the hospital Wednesday before officers could arrest him. His name is being withheld until officers find him, Huntley said. He faces possible charges of obstructing police, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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Dumbass St. Lucie County Firefighter Cindy Economou Arrested, Charged After Stealing Severed Foot From Accident Scene

January 29, 2009

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA – A former St. Lucie County firefighter has been booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on charges she took home a Melbourne man’s amputated foot following a car accident in September, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued late Friday for Cindy Economou, who was picked up this afternoon, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Tim Frith.

Economou was charged with petit theft, a second-degree misdemeanor, Frith said.

The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Karl Lambert, 46, was traveling south on Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie when his Chevrolet truck collided with another vehicle. The truck flipped and hit a pine tree.

A rescue crew was forced to amputate Lambert’s foot in order to extricate him from the truck.

Economou is accused of retrieving the foot from the scene, taking it home and putting it in her freezer, presumably to use in cadaver dog training that she did outside of her role with the fire department.

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Summerville South Carolina Emergency Workers Evacuate Post Office Over Bomb Smelling Odor, Which Turned Out To Be A Skunk

January 29, 2009

SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – The scene is all clear now, but earlier today the Oakbrook Post Office was blocked off and evacuated by emergency crews after they received a call about a suspicious package.

The call came into the Old Fort Fire Department about 7:30 Wednesday morning from a postal employee. Officials say the package was wrapped in plastic and was giving off a bomb-smelling odor.

They immediately evacuated the post office and several surrounding businesses, but after a few hours of searching there was no bomb to be found. “There was stink. It just stunk. At first you didn’t realize it was a skunk until they guy said ‘I’m expecting a skunk’ and then you’re like, ‘That’s what it was,'” said one fire fighter.

“That’s exactly what it was.”

Apparently, the skunk was being delivered to a taxidermist who later told officials he has animals delivered to his home all the time.

Three weeks ago the same post office had to close because one of the heating units was smoking.

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Atlanta Georgia Firemen Go To Wrong Address While House Burns Elsewhere

January 28, 2009

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – When firefighters responded to a burning home in southeast Atlanta — they went to the wrong address, causing a delay in fighting the flames.

While officials said the first fire vehicle arrived on the scene within six minutes it was a chief’s car and therefore had no firefighting equipment.

A Grant Park community wants answers after neighbors said a home burned while it took several minutes for firefighters to arrive.

No one was hurt in the Saturday night blaze.

Witnesses said that Wilford Reed’s wife called 911 twice but was put on hold.

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