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    A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a "person" seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure.

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    MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a "person" seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure.
    Officers went to the PNC Bank in Montgomery Township on Thursday night after an alarm went off. They saw what they thought was at least one person through the windows of the bank, which had its blinds drawn.
    The area was sealed off and three nearby apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
    Meanwhile, authorities used bullhorns and made telephone calls in a bid to make contact with whoever might be in the bank.
    After repeatedly failing to get a response, a SWAT team entered the building and discovered the cardboard figure.
    It was not immediately clear what set off the bank alarm.
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    Bet that caused a lot of paper work!

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    The ones that run are VC. The ones that don't are well disciplined VC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    The ones that run are VC. The ones that don't are well disciplined VC.

    LMAO!!
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    Well..hey..they got some good practice out of it right?
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    Geez, they could have at least covered it up as a training operation.

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    This bank ain't big enough for the two of us!
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    I've been startled by life size cardboard cutouts of people before. But usually their lack of any movement at all gives them away quickly. Nobody wondered how that "guy" remained perfectly still for so long? Good grief.
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    I'm not gonna laugh too much. I almost perforated a life-size butler mannequin in some rich folks home at an alarm here.
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    Kinda reminds me of an incident years ago where one of our shift CAPTAINS (no less) while responding to an alarm call at a Sear's warehouse, rounded a corner in the warehouse (with weapon in hand), saw a man with a gun standing there, and proceeded to cap the guy.

    It was only then that he realized that he (the Captain) had just shot himself - IN A FULL-LENGTH MIRROR.

    Yep, turned the corner, saw his own image in the mirror standing there with a gun, and opened fire.

    He did good though. All of his rounds were center mass. (As best we could determine from what was left of the mirror, anyway.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I'm not gonna laugh too much. I almost perforated a life-size butler mannequin in some rich folks home at an alarm here.
    You thought the Butler did it, didn't you?

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    I almost plugged a wooden indian in a pawn shop on an alarm call before. I too have almost pulled the trigger on myself when entering bathrooms in various building after detecting movement out of the corner of my eye produced by me in a full length mirror. Your captain gets points taken off for shooting a cop, Cajunguy. Please tell me he wasn't in uniform. If he was, it's double points off and I would let him check the next building by himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I almost plugged a wooden indian in a pawn shop on an alarm call before. I too have almost pulled the trigger on myself when entering bathrooms in various building after detecting movement out of the corner of my eye produced by me in a full length mirror. Your captain gets points taken off for shooting a cop, Cajunguy. Please tell me he wasn't in uniform. If he was, it's double points off and I would let him check the next building by himself.
    You're lucky you didn't get sued for racially profiling wooden Native Americans!

    And didn't you almost shoot a cop when you almost shot your own reflection in those bathroom mirrors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post

    And didn't you almost shoot a cop when you almost shot your own reflection in those bathroom mirrors?
    Yea, but I didn't. Target identification in a shoot, don't shoot situation. Couldn't shoot a cop. I was in uniform in all of the incidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Yea, but I didn't. Target identification in a shoot, don't shoot situation. Couldn't shoot a cop. I was in uniform in all of the incidents.
    I guess the difference between "almost" and "actually did" can be very important!

    That would be a great training strategy--put mirrors all over the place to see if cops will shoot their own reflections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I guess the difference between "almost" and "actually did" can be very important!

    That would be a great training strategy--put mirrors all over the place to see if cops will shoot their own reflections.
    There would be a lot of 7 years of bad luck going around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    There would be a lot of 7 years of bad luck going around.
    Maybe you could have 13 black cats wandering around as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I've been startled by life size cardboard cutouts of people before. But usually their lack of any movement at all gives them away quickly. Nobody wondered how that "guy" remained perfectly still for so long? Good grief.
    Maybe as Five-0 advised they thought they had some well disciplined VC...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Your captain gets points taken off for shooting a cop, Cajunguy. Please tell me he wasn't in uniform. If he was, it's double points off and I would let him check the next building by himself.
    Errrrr, OK, he gets double points taken off.

    At least he's retired, so I guess mirrors are safe now.


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