Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What was the question again?

What, exactly, is the Reefer Madness design at Bakersfield asking us to do here? Say yes or no to the dollar breakfast? Get a cheap breakfast, as long as we're willing to indulge in some light preprandial armed robbery? Eat, shoot, leave?

I can't find the breakfast story, but the handgun story is actually -- surprise! -- about a cop who shot someone who was drawing a pellet (or BB; the story says both) gun. Seem like something people ought to be told about, rather than asked about?

For extra credit, have fun diagramming this cutline:

A fake gun that looked like a semiautomatic handgun that was involved in a suspect being shot by Bakersfield Police that took place Sunday evening on 11th Street.



Blogger Strayhorn said...

What would I do? Well, first I'd unlock the slide from the cleaning position and return it to battery.

Then I'd use it to shoot the author of that cutline.

N.B. - why did they illustrate the story with a photo of a firearm partially disassembled for cleaning?

9:10 AM, March 03, 2009  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

So the cops wouldn't let them have the real gun that was involved? And they couldn't find a real gun that looked the one that was involved? So they took a picture of a fake gun that looked like the real gun that was involved?

12:51 PM, March 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BB gun and pellet gun references are probably back to my greatest peeve about reporters: they have no background in much of anything, so they probably were told it shoots .177 caliber pellets or BBs. Same size.

3:31 PM, March 03, 2009  

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