You Don’t Bring A Gun To A Snowball Fight
That was the chant in DC after an off-duty police officer, whose car got pelted emerged from the vehicle with a gun drawn.
“Yes I did (pull my gun), because I got hit with snowballs!” the cop said in a video of the confrontation posted to YouTube by a witness…
Witnesses said the detective’s big red Hummer was hit about 3 p.m. at the major intersection of 14th and U Streets, where a mass snowball fight organized over Twitter and Facebook was raging.
He left the vehicle and was hit with more snowballs as he approached the crowd of about 200, who had a banner proclaiming “No War But Snowball War.”
Video posted online by a TV station shows the plainclothed detective advancing on the crowd as they chant, “You don’t bring a gun to a snowball fight! You don’t bring a gun to a snowball fight!”
The cop looks angry, pointing at various people and saying, “You’re going to jail and you’re going to jail and you’re going to jail.”
At one point, he pulls aside his coat and pats his holster, taunting, “Throw another snowball!”
The video shows a second uniformed city cop arriving with his gun drawn. He recognizes the detective and tries to calm the crowd.
The officer has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation.
If the final investigation shows the officer pulled his weapon after being pelted with snowballs, D.C. Assistant Chief Pete Newsham, head of the investigative services bureau, said that “would not be a situation in which a member [of the force] would be justified.
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