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    Phoenix Police Chase Krispy Kreme Truck, Engage In Standoff

    The Associated Press

    An armed man hijacked a Krispy Kreme delivery truck and led police on a chase across the city and into a shopping center, where officers shot and killed him after he took a 76-year-old man hostage.

    The hostage was treated for injuries caused by police bullet fragments.

    The pursuit started early Sunday in Peoria, on the west side of Phoenix, where an officer confronted the man for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, said Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef.

    The man pointed a gun at the officer, tried unsuccessfully to take another vehicle from customers and employees at a convenience store, then forced two Krispy Kreme employees to give him their delivery truck, Tellef said.

    Officers pursued the truck across northern Phoenix to Scottsdale, where police spikes flattened three of the truck's tires.

    The gunman forced his way into a closed Safeway store and took employee Patrick Corbett, 76, hostage, said Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark.

    As he held a gun to Corbett's head and attempted to leave the store, a police officer shot the man in the back of the head, Clark said.

    Corbett was hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said.

    Police did not immediately release the gunman's identification.

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    The media will so find a way to twist this and make it a stupid story.
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    I love this headline!
    Phoenix police shoot dead hostage taker

    Why'd they shoot a dead man?

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    Do you think the company name would have been in the headline if it had been a drycleaner van or a UPS truck?

    Reason # 9,781 why I absolutely despise all journalists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheeBadOne
    I love this headline!

    Why'd they shoot a dead man?

    LOL maybe he was a zombie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_W
    LOL maybe he was a zombie
    I was thinking maybe they just needed to make sure the chamber was clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt581
    Do you think the company name would have been in the headline if it had been a drycleaner van or a UPS truck?

    Reason # 9,781 why I absolutely despise all journalists.
    Around here we've had a spate of fire/EMS personell getting in trouble for trying to "block" pictures from being taken by the media. In particular with issues regarding minors.

    I can understand "Freedom of the Press" and "Public domain" issues but puh-lease. All they do is try to get a good "tag-line" to attract viewers/readers.

    Do they actually care about what they're "reporting" or photographing? I think not. It's all about improving the bottom line.

    { Now stepping down from my soapbox }



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