Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Things they probably don't teach in police academy:

What to do when charged by a bull.

6 comments:

Matt G said...

Well, they did teach us (and asked the same question about it two or three times on the TCLEOSE test) that "loose livestock are the duty of the sheriff." Huh? Then what was I...?
Then why was I...?

Maybe I need to go look that up again...

Taylor said...

Huh, we havent covered that yet...then again we still have four and a half weeks left in academy. Im guessing we skip that tho in favor of a ebonics language class after we finish up spanish.

When was the last time you saw cattle roaming the streets of Knoxville anyway?

Tam said...

Didn't a cattle truck overturn on I-40/I-75 a few years back? Or was that chickens? I've slept since then... ;)

Paul Simer said...

You know, last week I was in St. Louis at the zoo, watching the Sea Lion show.

The star was a 700-lb male named Alex. As he jumped through hoops and played with balls, I thought about the Glock 23 on my hip and wondered if I could stop him if he went ape...

And don't get me started about the uppity buffalo...

Matt G said...

Paul, two weeks after I took my kids to the Fort Worth Zoo, Jabari the Lowland Gorilla ran amuck in the Dallas Zoo. I thought back to what I'd been carrying on my day at the zoo with my kids-- a KelTec P11 with 11 rounds of 9mm GoldDot 124g +P HP.

Hmmmm. Maybe sufficient, but who the hell wants to find out? It would have had to have been a last ditch kind of effort, as the P11 is not any good for sniping at distance.

The Dallas incident happened on my day off, and when I got back, I was asked by one of the city court clerks what we had done on my days off. I couldn't resist:
"We took the kids to the Zoo. It was kinda boring. The animals all just lay there, doing nothing. Finally, when we got to the gorilla house, we got tired of it, and began throwing ice from our drinks and pounding on the glass, and shouting, 'Monkey! Hey, monkeeeeeeeee!' It stirred this one gorilla up pretty good, and we got scared and left."
She gasped and started to ask a question, before seeing my grin.

"Okay, you got me."

Tam said...

Matt,

You reminded me of one of my finest blogging moments.