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 khou.com 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!