Posts Tagged police officer

Officer In Distress Helped By Woman With Stun Gun in Atlanta

Posted by Rob on Friday, 30 January, 2009

I just saw a story about an Atlanta woman who saw a policeman struggling with an suspect on the side of the road and grabbed her stun gun and went to his aid.

Tanisha Cross, who recently got a stun gun this past Christmas from her husband, never thought it would come in handy so soon.

Apparently Cross was headed to the Wal-Mart in Lithonia with her mom when she noticed a DeKalb County police officer being attacked by a suspect.

“I just told my mom pull over, … let’s try to help,” said Cross.

The 20-year-old mother kept her new stun gun in her diaper bag, just in case. She said that while others were gathering around watching what was happening, she sprung into action.

“I went straight for my kid’s diaper bag and I got it and asked it if he (the officer) wanted me to do it and he said, ‘Yea,’” said Cross.

The officer appeared to be having a hard time defending himself because the suspect had taken the officer’s radio and managed to rub some pepper spray in the officer’s face and eyes.

Giving the attacker a hefty jolt, Cross’ timing couldn’t have been better, stunning the suspect in his arms and legs.

The officer was able to regain his composure and fight back until a security guard came to their aid.

“He’s brave,” she said. “He did his best to keep him from his gun. He handled the situation very well. I was just glad I could help him,” said Cross.

Cross doesn’t consider herself a hero, although the officer appeciated the well timed and effective assistance.

“I’m just a bystander trying to help do the right thing,” said Cross.

I’ve got another interesting story about a little old lady in Florida who used a pepper spray on a guy trying to rob the convenience store she was in.

I will post it later on, but until then Be safe, Be prepared.

Popularity: 4% [?]

Thanks for returning so frequently, I hope you are enjoying our blog! Please feel free to leave us your comments or suggestions! Also please add us to your bookmarks, Digg, Delicious, Stumble, Buzz, Tweet etc. Just click on the SocioFluid chicklets at the bottom of any post. Let us know, and we will reciprocate the link.

What’s worse than running out of beer?

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 25 September, 2008

Police in Fargo, ND arrested a guy for stealing a beer truck. Unfortunately the truck was empty, so the guy dumped the vehicle and took off. Apparently one of the guys friends tipped off the police, probably because the thief failed to show up with beer…

Speaking of running out of beer, in South Charleston, WV, another guy was charged with battery on a police officer. Apparently the guy was pulled over for driving without headlights… And he smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech, failed a couple field sobriety tests and was taken to the police station.

So where did the battery on a police officer charge stem from? According to the report, while a breathalyzer machine was being set up, the suspect scooted the chair closer to the officer, raised his leg, and loudly passed gas and fanned it towards him.

He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.

Our last beer incident of the day comes from the Fond du Lac County Fair in Wisconsin. Father of the year candidate goes into the beer tent and orders 2 beers. One for himself, one for his 4-year-old son and 2-year-old to share.

When confronted by a police officer, the guy actually responded that it is legal for underage children to drink in Wisconsin as long as they are with a parent.

Are you kidding me?

Next the guy became belligerent, gets kicked out of the fair and is cited for disorderly conduct. I’m kinda hoping they can drum up some other charges…

Popularity: 10% [?]

Truck Theft, Sub Sandwiches and Missing Gorillas

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008

Couple winners in the news today.

First we have a 22-year-old truck burglar in Tampa, Florida. Looks like he was doing the rounds in a parking lot when the owner of the truck he was breaking into shows up. A fight breaks out and the suspect flees the scene. The owner chases him to a construction site where the burglar ducks inside a Portable Toilet and attempts to hide.

The truck driver sees the man enter the construction site restroom, and tips the entire housing over. Needless to say the toilet had in fact been used a number of times, and the spill covered “him in huge amounts of human waste.”

Not cool.

Next we have a 25-year-old drunk driver in Iowa City, Iowa. Early Sunday morning a police officer sees the drunk man driving without his headlights on and pulls him over. The driver is arrested and put into the police car. While driving to the station, the man offers “free sub sandwiches” to the cop in exchange for letting him go.

Apparently the man has some sub shop connections and free food at his disposal. The officer declined the offer. Perhaps if the man worked in a donut shop a better deal could have been made?

The last unusual crime story of the day is the apparent theft of am 8-foot mechanical gorilla. AN outdoor flea market in East Machias, Maine displays, well used to display this primate statue at the entrance to the marketplace. All of the sudden in broad daylight, the flea market owner noticed this rather large and heavy monkey was missing.

At first, he asked his clerk if he had wheeled in inside, but the clerk thought the owner must have moved it. Which in either case would have been a feat, as this huge gorilla has a concrete base and some heavy electric motors that moved the arms up and down when running.

“Who the hell would ever steal a gorilla as heavy as that thing was?” said the owner. A Maine State Police Officer said he believes the 8-foot-tall, concrete based, electronic moving armed gorilla might be “decorating some college student’s apartment.”

That must be some determined group of college kids pulling off a prank of that magnitude. It would be one heck of a conversation piece at the next frat party.

Popularity: 8% [?]

Melts in your Mouth, Not in your Hands

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, 13 May, 2008

Awhile back, I posted about “Anything Can Be Used as a
either offensively or defensively. We have had a
couple doozies such as the defensive badminton racket in
, and the offensive spork attack and alleged hedgehog
But now I’m slightly torn if this last one
takes the cake… err candy…

Supposedly, this guy was being questioned in a hit and run
incident in Des Moines, Iowa. So this guy is already
potentially in enough trouble, but his friend just can’t
stand by and watch without doing something constructive.

Taking matters into his own hands and “sticking up for his
friend”, this college student begins to pelt the officer
with the most readily available weapon… M&Ms. Yes the
multicolored candy coated chocolate pieces.

Sean McGuire of Glenview, IL was actually arrested early
Sunday at a local convenience store after college security
guards saw some M&Ms falling on the ground around the police
officer. According to the police report, when the officer
turned around, an M&M hit his shoulder.

McGuire was released from jail Sunday after posting
$1,000 bail. It is not immediately known what type of M&Ms
were used in this attack, but we all know the normal
chocolate ones would not hurt that much. Peanut M&Ms would
seem to be far more damaging, unless you catch one in the
eye. Then it probably would not matter which variety you
were throwing.

Of course, if you take into account the M&M TV commercials,
the Red plain M&M looks much tougher then Yellow (the
Peanut one) so we may have a toss up. I’d put money down
on Red taking Yellow in a fight.

Back to being attacked by M&Ms. The best bet I can see is
having a pair of our spy sunglasses on. The most obvious
benefit is protecting your eyes from being poked by projectile
chocolate candies. But then these ordinary looking sun glasses
have a unique feature…you can see behind you. The Spy
have a special coating that allows you to look
straight ahead and still see what is going on behind you.

Stylish and great for walking and biking. You won’t need to
turn your head to see if a car is coming or if M&Ms are
being hurled through the air. It’ll be like you have a rear
view mirror with you. Have you ever thought you were being
followed? Now, no one can sneak up behind you. These spy
sun glasses make a great novelty gift

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,


Popularity: 5% [?]

Officer, Could I just see your Identification?

Posted by Rob on Monday, 5 May, 2008

Kim had just accepted a big promotion, which meant a bigger
paycheck, but a longer commute. Luckily, she lived in the city
and commuted out to the suburbs, so she didn’t get stuck in the
crazy traffic that some of her friends had to endure every day.

One morning, she woke up extra early to get ready for an
important staff meeting. Scooting down a side road at over
seventy miles per hour, she noticed flashing lights in her rear
view mirror.

“Ugh,” she grunted. “One week into this job and I’m already
getting a ticket.”

Still too early for many of the gas stations to be open, she
pulled into a lighted space on the side of the road. Under the
lights, she noticed the police car was unmarked. A trooper got
out of the vehicle and paced toward her.

She rolled down the window a little bit as he approached.

“Good morning, ma’am,” he said. “Do you know how fast you were
going through that thirty five mile an hour zone?”

Kim rolled her eyes and said, “I’m sorry, officer, but I don’t
know. How fast do you believe I was going?”

“Let’s not worry about what I think, just yet,” he said. “I’ll
need you to step out of the car, please, ma’am.”

Kim thought it was strange that he hadn’t asked for her license
or registration. And when she took a longer look at him, now that
her eyes were adjusting to the light, she noticed he wasn’t
wearing a uniform.

“Officer, could I just see your identification clearly, please?”
she asked.

“Ma’am, I order you to get out of this car RIGHT NOW,” he

Kim observed that he looked far too unkempt to be a real police
officer. At the same moment, the man tried to reach in through
Kim’s car window. She reached up for her visor and pulled down
her emergency canister of pepper spray.

Aiming right through the crack in the window, she nailed her
attacker right in the eyes. As he stumbled into the road, she
started up her car and sped up the highway. She found an open gas
station a few miles up the road, where she called police.

They found her attacker stumbling through the woods not far from
where Kim left him. It turns out he had been preying on women in
the early morning hours for months, but hadn’t been caught. Kim
not only saved herself, she helped put a dangerous man behind

You can get pepper spray in the same convenient car visor
clip that Kim used as part of our Pepper Shot Tri-Pack. The Tri-
also includes a large wall mounted canister for your home
and a personal canister on a quick-release keychain. For complete
Pepper Spray protection visit:

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but
the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth
more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your
belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,


Popularity: 3% [?]

Technorati Fave