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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 02:46 PM
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Fight over urinating dog got police to Pa. ambush
Source: Houston Chronicle

A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a four-hour siege, was precipitated by a fight between the gunman and his mother over a dog urinating in the house.


The Saturday argument between Margaret and Richard Poplawski escalated to the point that she threatened to kick him out and she called police to do it, according to a 12-page criminal complaint and affidavit filed late Saturday.

When officers Paul Sciullo III and Stephen Mayhle arrived, Margaret Poplawski opened the door and told them to come in and take her 23-year-old son, apparently unaware he was standing behind her with a rifle, the affidavit said. Hearing gunshots, she spun around to see her son with the gun and ran to the basement. "What the hell have you done? she shouted.


Poplawski also was charged with possessing an instrument of crime: the bulletproof vest he wore during the gun battle. The criminal complaint doesnt say how Poplawski obtained the vest. Police Chief Nate Harper Jr. has said the vest kept Poplawski from being more seriously wounded, but police have not specifically said how many shots were stopped by the vest.






Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6359743.html
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Jeep789 Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 02:51 PM
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1. Very sad. nt
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 03:03 PM
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2. I wondered how it all went down.....well...she got her wish...they took her son
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 04:02 PM
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4. And what other choice did they have under the circumstances?
Fire at a cop you should probably expect a certain chance of being taken down permanently.

I seriously doubt the mother wanted her son dead but he escalated the situation without provocation.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 04:11 PM
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5. He's not dead.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-05-09 03:43 PM
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3. One of Glenn Beck's disaffected heroes.
We have much more of this to come.
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