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03-04-09, 02:23 AM #1
I'm an idiot: stories from SPD, apart 2 - "chiclets"
We've all done it . . . . . thought our bags were hanging low, and underestimated someone. But I seem to have made it into an artform - partially because I'm an idiot, partially because I'm huge and think little people can't hurt me very easily. But mostly because I'm an idiot.
My unit was doing drug warrants with our state drug agency (who apparently was going on tour or something) and a few DEA guys. No idea why the DEA was there, but they were VERY motivated about this. They didn't help with the buys - but someone figured it'd be good to have them come along just for funsies.
Our drug unit was small (5 guys), and we each got sent with a warrant team (about 6 guys each). We were the local guys who were showing them where to go, and pointing out the houses. We were basically there just to assist. This was OBN's deal.
We get to our first house, and I have no idea who it is - I wasn't in on this buy. We go in, and it turns out it's one of our "mentally challenged" locals. He gets an apartment on the government dime, and a dope dealer had set up shop in his residence. The dealer (very small time) was a female, and was none too hot. But the retarded guy - we'll call him Joe - apparently really liked her.
We go in, and arrest the girl, and there's dope on the table in the living room. Joe decides to get protective of his 'woman' and starts making a fuss. Well, he's like 5-10, maybe 150. You can't really get too awful mad at the guy - he has the mind of a kid and we really just deal with him as such. "Just sit down, Joe." "No, Joe, you're not going to throw us out of the house." "Yes, Joe, we are going to take this dope and 'Jill'" Anyone else making this big a stink would have been put in an uncomfortable position and taken to jail.
But oh, no. We (and by 'we' I mean 'me') keep shooing him away when he tries to interfere. I don't want to be standing victoriously over the retarded guy bragging about how I hooked him up.
Well, he finally works up the nerve to try to physically stop us from taking the evidence. I grab him in an escort, and he takes a swing at me. It's an awkward swing - what you'd expect from a retarded guy. I kinda shake him, and tell him to stop. He agrees. I turn to look for a chair to sit him down in and "CRACK". When I turned my head away from him (still haging on to one arm in an escort), he pops my one in the jaw. Well, great. Now I gotta fight the retarded kid. I'm gonna be famous now.
I arm-bar him to the ground, and he just starts making what I can best describe as cat noises as I cuff him. Everyone except maybe two of the 7 guys there had seen this, and one jumps on to help me cuff Joe.
While I'm putting the cuffs on, I feel something strange in my mouth that I cannot immediately identify. My mind goes to all those times when some crackhead tries to swallow his dope, then can't figure out how that bag of crack got in his mouth - and those aren't my pants!!! Am I one of those guys now? How did something get in my mouth and me not know about it. HOLY SHIT - IT ACTUALLY DOES HAPPEN!! I've been wrong all these years. I just know I'm going to spit out a bag of crack. I hold my breath, and spit out this strange object.
At first, it really kinda does look like a crack rock. It's kinda yellowish white. Then it hits me like a skinny retarded kid: that's part of my tooth. I run my tongue along all my chicklets and realize one's missing. I counted twice.
Well, all the OBN guys have to come over and see what I'm staring at so intently at in my hand. Everyone realizes about the same time that the 150 lb retarded guy just knocked the tooth out of the 6-4 265lb SWAT sniper ninja former Marine grunt.
Now, I've seen some quick draws with pistols in my day - but nothing like the speed with which this group of guys simultaneously whip out their cell phones and start texting the entire LE world. By the time I got out of the house, my phone was blowing up like a space shuttle. To top things off, I called my supervisor to ask what to do with the retarded guy (I didn't want to take him to jail . . . . . . he's a retarded guy). He said haul him, and he confirmed it with our DA. Crap. I call for a transport. I have a little difficulty talking on the radio. Not because I'm hurt - but because my damned tongue can't stop rubbing on the missing tooth. It's like it has a mind of it's own. Stupid toungue.
So, before I ever step foot back in the car, everyone I know is calling. "Did you really get knocked out by a midget?" "I heard you were getting your ass kicked by a cripple in a wheel chair and the DEA guy had to save you!" . . . . . . you get the idea. It kept growing. I was famous very quickly. When we got back to the CP, ALL of the command staff was waiting to see me with my broken tooth. My skipper was laughing his ass off, because everyone knew Joe.
I got my tooth fixed the next day, but the story lives on about me getting whooped by the retard. Every time I see anyone from the state drug agency, I'm not my name. I'm the guy who got beat down by the retard.
Remember - just because their brain doesn't work that well doesn't mean they can't knock one of your teeth out. You don't want to be that guy. Don't let your guard down.
BTW - in case you were wondering, this story is how I got my avatar.
03-04-09, 02:39 AM #2
HAHAHA....You're "That Guy?!?!?" Man everyone down here makes fun of you too!!!!
J/K Great story.
03-04-09, 02:54 AM #3
You sure do tell a story well!
03-04-09, 03:18 AM #4
Tac . . . . I wouldn't doubt it if you had actually heard about it.
Odd . . . . I get bored late. Helps the creative process. Plus, it's a true story. That helps.
03-04-09, 03:42 AM #5
Reminds me of a call I got once of an irate patient at Mental Health. Another officer got there about a minute before I did and started calling for help. I run in the door and my guy is wrestling with the perp. I help cuff him and my partner rolls off to catch his breath. I tell the perp to stand up and he won't. I start getting mad and order him to stand up in my official voice, while pulling him up. No dice. Im really mad now cause he wanted to fight a cop and now he wanted to lay there like he was hurt! Oh hell no.
"Im not playing with you! Get the fuck up!"
Then a nurse handed me his walker.
I feel bad cause Im snatching on a crippled guy. Then its funny cause this same crippled guy punched my partner in the mouth. He can't hardly walk and he pulls a Mike Tyson on my buddy. He didn't live his down for awhile either.Are you a 3%er? If you aren't, you should be.
03-04-09, 07:53 AM #6
SPD, if you're ever over this way, I'm going to buy you a drink and have you tell me stories till I can't breathe from laughing.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
03-04-09, 08:59 AM #7
Well now you live up to your avatar, SPD."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
03-04-09, 10:24 AM #8
So is there a part 3 story?'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
03-04-09, 10:35 AM #9
03-04-09, 11:02 AM #10
Glad you got your tooth fixed.
03-04-09, 05:43 PM #11
03-04-09, 05:52 PM #12
Too funny - you tell a great story. I particularly liked the one about getting chomped on by a K9. Keep em coming!
How nice is that, eh....being known as "THAT guy."
03-04-09, 05:53 PM #13
It will be alright , SPD. In everone's life a little "Rainman" must fall.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
03-04-09, 06:46 PM #14
Great Story don't stop writing.
Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer. --Al Bundy
03-04-09, 08:36 PM #15
That's awesome, man. Maybe you can tell me in private if you want, which S is the SPD? We need to do a ride-along."The best tank terrain is that without anti-tank weapons"
Russian military doctrine
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
03-04-09, 08:38 PM #16
03-05-09, 12:13 AM #17
Great story...you do tell a great story! What makes it better is that they are true. Please tell me there is more....it is nice to know someone else suffers from momentary lapses of sanity too.Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
03-05-09, 12:32 AM #18
So SPD, Do they call you Toothless, now?
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.
03-05-09, 12:47 AM #19
I did get my four top front teeth broken in a pursuit a few months back . . . . . but those got fixed also. So no, I mainly go by "dumbass".
And there will be more installments. I just have to decide what to share without making my department look too bad (by being dumb enough to employ me).
03-05-09, 12:58 AM #20
I hear false teeth are cheap in Mexico - Sounds like you're on your way to needing some
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