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Firefighters shot at when they refused to rescue cat

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Associated Press
    KINGMAN, Ariz. — A man angry at firefighters who refused to rescue a cat from a tree was arrested after he started shooting at the fire crew, officials said.

    Jeffrey Cullen, 58, was charged with four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

    A three-person fire crew went to Cullen's home Thursday when he reported a tree fire, but found no blaze, Hualapai Valley Fire Department spokeswoman Sandy Edwards said.

    Instead, Cullen told firefighters he wanted a cat rescued from his tree and knew they would only respond to a fire call, Edwards said. A battalion chief told Cullen to call animal control or wait for the cat to get hungry and come down.

    Cullen apparently didn't like the response, Edwards said.

    "He went back into the house, got a small black revolver and came outside shooting," she said.

    The firefighters and a 12-year-old boy who had come to see the fire truck ran for their lives, Edwards said. No one was injured.

    Deputies arrested Cullen after a brief standoff and struggle.

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  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I hope that cat was worth jail time.
     
  3. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Why do people think that their cats need to be rescued from trees? I mean, seriously, how many dead cats do you see in trees?
     
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I hope he hasn't spread his seed yet.
     
  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Contrary to Hollywood movies firemen do not rescue cats from roofs or trees. Calling in a false alarm should have landed him jail anyway. This guy is a total moron.
     
  6. SupermanXx

    SupermanXx Benched

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    lace this post with profanity and Rated R insults directed towards the idiot, and you have a post Made in SupermanXx

    :hammer:
     
  7. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    WHAT!?!

    You mean that Superman doesn't swoop down and rescue kitties from treetops?:p:
     
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I was a fireman for 7 years. Superman isn't one of us as far as I know. He's a Cop. :D
     
  9. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    AHHH....Thanks for the clarification Hos. :)
     
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't the guy just shoot at the cat to get it to come down from the tree? I guess I am just not a linear thinker.
     
  11. Cowboy Bebop

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    2nd Amendment for the win!!!one


    Keep an eye out for the King of England...I hear he was lurking around these parts.
     
  12. SupermanXx

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    hahahaha

    that'd be awesome
     

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