Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This should be interesting...

Apparently Sumdood, all of a sudden and for no apparent reason, busted up into the garage of a Marion County special deputy and opened fire, interrupting the card game that happened to be going on therein.

The deputy then drew his own heater and proceeded to give Sumdood a rather comprehensive airing out.

It will be interesting to find out if the location and timing was an accident or not. Also, was the deputy using poker chips or real dead presidents?


bluesun said...

In the comments there:

"Do law enforcement officers take their guns to a card game? In their own home? Wouldn't it have been hanging up with his uniform somewhere? Do they take it to the bath room with them when nature calls?"

I do. There's been a rash of hot robberies in my neighborhood anyway. Just because you're home don't mean nobody can get you.

Tam said...

Yeah, I don't get that thing about "Do you carry at home?" either.

Look, I put my gun on when I get dressed and take it off when I get undressed. It seems a lot safer than taking it off and putting it on every time I go in and out of the front door.

"Does he take it in the bathroom with him?"

No, he leaves it int he middle of the dining room floor while he goes pee. [rolleyes]

Farm.Dad said...

Ill just note that the title " Special Deputy " is normally reserved to either Reserve officers , or Buddys of the sheriff who he gives a " carry anywhere card " . Seldom is that title used on an active duty paid officer .

Tam said...

That was my experience back down South, but I'm not sure exactly what the term is used for here in Hooiserland. Hopefully Farmer Frank or Shootin' Buddy will know.

jimbob86 said...

"Investigators are still trying to figure out who the suspect was, where he came from and what he was after in the deputy's home."

Could not have been Sumdood... Sumdood is Immortal, capable of travelling time and space, and has committed several hundred felonies in cities across the country since this incident. This was undoubtably one of Sumdood's Minions (Not to be confused with Sumdood's Army, which is cannon fodder).... I'd bet this was an attempt at robbery (There's this poker night at so and so's garage- bet that'd be a quick coupla bills!) or there are more "Special" connections going on here ..... but in the latter case, I'd bet there would not have been any of that "Everybody Freeze!" business.... just business.

Frank W. James said...

My experience is in Indiana a Special Deputy currently has to have some official connection to the agency. In my case, it's because I'm one of the firearms instructors.

Used to be a political payback thingie, but that has gone away to a great extent because of the liability and sunshine laws, or at least it has around here. I can't speak for all of Indiana. Maybe Shootin Buddy can fill us in on that?

All Special Deputies have to be sworn in as I was at the local courthouse, but our arrest powers are extremely limited without the appropriate schooling. I think I was supposed to take a 40 hour school over at Peru years ago, but I never did, so you can spit on the sidewalk in front of me and there is little I could do about it.

Otherwise my status entitles me to some privileges at the state Police Training Academy in Plainfield and I get to yell and say a bunch of bad words at the merit deputies when they are trying to qualify or during firearms training...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

cybrus said...

"Do you carry at home?"

Yep - as a father of two toddlers, it's much safer having the firearm on me than having it somewhere they can get to it. Teaching them gun safety but don't feel like tempting fate if I don't have to...

Anonymous said...

Several types of "Special Deputies", most are bailiffs in courts, building security, serving writs of attachment or subpoenas for small claims courts, inter alia. Most were coppers and are now double dipping. That's why you see a lot of gray hair when you go through security at county courthouses in Indiana.

LIKELY that this guy is retired MCSD or IPD. His wife makes him play poker with his buddies in the garage because of the cigar smoke and SUMDOOD should have been shot a bunch more because retired cops usually hang with other retired cops.

Special Deputies explained:

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

The neighborhood where SUMDOOD allegedly committed his act of mopery is known as "The Swamp".

It is a tough and colorful place. Outside of say . . . anywhere in Wyoming, Montana or the west side of Indy, one cannot pick a worst place for a hot burglary as the per capita number of guns would give Sarah Brady the vapors.

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

Unlawful gambling is a misdemeanor in Indiana. Indiana Code 35-45-5-2.

It is usually only enforced once a year in Marion County against the "pea shake houses" in the Black neighborhoods. Old guys names Tyrone and Walter who are using part of their pension checks from the Ford foundry to see some friends and drink beer--a horrific threat to the safety of Indianapolis. They are arrested and then three months later the MCPA is shamed into dismissing the cases--it's like Groundhog Day or the Matrix.

When I was in law enforcement our office would get bracket charts for the NCAA March Madness from the Elks, Moose, Kiwanis, inter alia, "fill out the brackets and return with $50". My boss would make a grand production of throwing the charts in the shredder and then telling us deputies that we "never saw nothing."

Shootin' Buddy

Dave R. said...

"Unlawful gambling is a misdemeanor in Indiana. Indiana Code 35-45-5-2."

Yeah, that's what I was just googling for. I think friendly games should be legal, but I've got no respect for a so-called law officer who does it himself if the statute is ever enforced against ordinary citizens.

Odds are the hold-up was ordinary, opportunist street crime, but I do wonder if there's any backstory there.

Kristopher said...

Sumdood forgot the first rule of Poker: If you don't know who the mark is at the table, it is probably you.

I'll be polite and assume the Deputy wasn't cheating.

Noah D said...

Wait, we still have an MCSD?

og said...

Damn all this time I thought mopery was exposing yourself to a blind person. Or did they leave that out of the story?

Anonymous said...

MCSD still exists in rump form.

Shootin' Buddy

staghounds said...

Typical law enforcement, behind the times.

The education industry changed the euphemism from "Special" to "Exceptional" like three years ago.

Anonymous said...


Our local Special Agent is called Short Bus.

Nothing Exceptional about him.


Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that "Raising Arizona" part of the story? "When the assailant comes in he says, 'everybody freeze' and as everybody stands up..."

Matt G said...
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Matt G said...

So apparently, there are all kinds of exceptions to the "No Gambling" law in Indianna, but they all involve giving the state a cut.

Here in Texas, you can still gamble for money in your private residence, so long as the house doesn't take a cut.

Seems kinda silly to disallow people from trading money around a table over cards, in a private house.

Still, if he's a LEO, he shouldn't be breaking the law. If it turns out that he was, he needs to take his ticket or whatever, and move on.

Anonymous said...

"Seems kinda silly to disallow people from trading money around a table over cards, in a private house."

I concur and, despite the law, this is the accepted practice.

The Navy Club near my house routinely advertises, on the giant portable billboard outside the club, Friday night poker games. The Prosecuting Attorney turns a blind eye as with betting on basketball.

Shootin' Buddy

Netpackrat said...

Broke into the wrong gol-durned rec room, didn't he?