Saturday, April 16, 2011

Oh Man! You're Gonna Love This...!

I guess we really shouldn't laugh at this, but it's pretty damned funny!

The mental images I get when I read this story makes me grin just a bit, in spite of myself! I know the LEO guys were probably rattled...but the bomb squad? REALLY?

A bit over the edge, I'd say! See what you think...!

Bomb squad responds after deputies get soaked in booby-trapped home

by staff
Posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:32 AM
Updated today at 10:36 AM

HOUSTON – A series of strange events that started with a domestic disturbance call ended with a bucket of water and a bomb squad Friday morning in northwest Harris County.

Harris County deputies said they were initially called to a home in the 13600 block of Treebank Thursday night after reports of a domestic disturbance.

The deputies said they spoke with a couple who was in the home, resolved the situation and left.

But then, around 7 a.m. Friday, deputies received another call from the home.

When officers responded, they said they found the front door cracked open, so they went inside.

But as they pushed the door open, a bucket fell on one of the deputies, and the others were splashed with liquid.

The deputies called for backup, explaining that a bucket full of an unknown substance had fallen on them, and they were unsure if there were other traps in the home.

Other deputies and a bomb squad swarmed the scene. At one point, deputies drew their guns and surrounded the home. The bomb squad checked the home for other traps, but found none.

In the end, though, deputies determined that the bucket was just full of water. No one was injured.

The occupants of the home were nowhere to be found, and no arrests were made.

If the LEOs are so jumpy that they call out the bomb squad for a bucket of water, maybe it's no wonder that so many civilians are shot by mistake here in Houston!

Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! No practical jokes, I promise!


Gorges Smythe said...

Sounds like the Keystone Cops!

Momlady said...

Wonder if they'll respond to a call to that address again.

chinasyndrome said...

Officer needs back up,we're taking fire OH MY GOD they have super soaker 2000's.They fell for the bucket over the door gag.So much for training huh?Wonder if they know about trip wires or pressure pads?


JoJo said...

I guess we shouldn't laugh but just can't help it. I bet they are going to hunt those 2 down.
Coffee sounds good, then pack up the car and leave 6 am tomorrow. Atleast I hope to leave that early.

Bob from Athens said...

You guys can laugh and make fun of the police all you want to, however how were they supposed to know what was in the bucket mixed with the water? Nowdays it could be just about anything. Don't forget all the diseases and viruses out there that could and have killed millions.

Also the vast majority of police that get shot are on domestic violence calls. How would you handle it? I suspect a lot, if not most would have to go change their pants at the least.

Pumice said...

I linked over from Georges Grouse. I have bookmarked you sight and will be back. Looks like it will be worth it.

Grace and Peace

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Scary, but funny at the same time! I don't wish anyone to get hurt, but I can't help seeing a little humor in the whole thing!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
I would imagine that address can consider itself as a "don't respond" spot from now on!

I sure appreciate you coming by today!

Hey China...
I would think that after a while, they will all be laughing about it!

Certainly must have broken up the routine!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Hard to resist a little grin, isn't it?

I know you are ready to head to the mountains! You just be careful out there!

Have a safe trip...and thanks for coming by, sweetie!

Hey Bob...
Certainly there was no way to tell what there was in the bucket, but you have to admit there is a little humor in the gag, right?

Without a doubt, it might not have been the best idea and certainly won't win any friends on the force...but it is a little funny!

Didn't mean to offend you this morning! Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Pumice...
Glad you like it here enough to link to us! Hopefully, you'll continue to drop by!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Bob Mc said...

I'm LMAO! Bet those cops will think twice about entering a residence uninvited again. At least that one. LOL

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
Wonder what kind of ticket they house owners will get? You just know they have a target painted on their back now!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Anonymous said...

By any chance,
Did this happen on April First???

Who set these guy up??

How hard do you think they are looking for the missin couple??

Think I'll go get a glass of tea.

Ya'll take care