- Jul 11, 2003
Compare and contrast as to how this was handled to the recent thread on the steak knife wielding guy. Were this guy black, he'd be dead.
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/05/man_acting_irrationally_while.html#incart_2boxA man who was acting strangely while openly carrying a rifle on the sidewalk prompted a large police response in Kalamazoo Sunday afternoon.
Kalamazoo Public Safety Lt. Stacey Geik said officers were called to Cork Street Coin Laundry, 823 E. Cork St., at 4:05 p.m. on a report of a man who appeared to be intoxicated openly carrying a rifle outside of the laundromat and across the street at an Auto Zone.
Geik said police believed the man was an open carry advocate who was attempting to demonstrate his Second Amendment rights, but the possibility of the man being intoxicated prompted an officer to be dispatched to the scene to try to speak with the man.
"(The officer) asked the guy if he could talk to him and the guy went into an (expletive)-laden tirade, 'the revolution's coming, I don't have to talk to you, etcetera, etcetera,'" Geik said.
Geik said that while the man wasn't brandishing the rifle, he noted that the gun did not have a strap, which caused the man to hold the weapon in both hands and continue to "fidget" with it.