Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Doofus Of The Day #931

I thought of titling this post "How (not) to win friends and influence people", but that's already been taken.  Nevertheless, I think it's safe to say that one fumble-fingered federal agent has probably not made a friend.

Authorities say a federal agent accidentally shot a deputy’s leg at the sheriff’s station in Lemon Grove while unloading a handgun that was seized by a joint task force Monday.

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The agent and other members of the unnamed task force recovered the .22 handgun while serving a search warrant in East County, Caldwell said.

The task force members returned to the sheriff’s station on Main Street to secure evidence about 5:30 p.m. While unloading the handgun, the agent accidentally discharged the gun, striking the deputy in the lower leg, Caldwell said.

The deputy was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

There's more at the link.

For the unnamed agent's benefit:  joint task forces are formed to act upon shared information . . . not ammunition!



Anonymous said...

Just remember, these are trained professionals ... so if they get it wrong,then surely you can't be trusted with any sort of firearm?

Though I wouldn't trust someone that has "been on a course" and lords it over you with their knowledge with a balloon on a piece of stick ...

Phil B

kamas716 said...

Speaking of how to win friends and influence people, one of the employees at the ND Dept. of Health forgot which twitter account she was signed in on and was making disparaging remarks during the Presidential debate last night.

Kamas716 said...

here's a link to the doofus at the ND Dept of Health. She resigned.


Uncle Lar said...

I am a professional. I've had the proper training. You civilians cannot possibly...

Will said...

Uncle Lar:

Black DEA agent, IIRC. Maybe ATF? Memory is fuzzy.