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Witches' Brew: WTF? Files: DC Cop Pulls Gun In Snowball Fight

Sunday, December 20, 2009

WTF? Files: DC Cop Pulls Gun In Snowball Fight

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A Washington, DC cop went all Rambo during a snowball fight in the NW section of the city yesterday.  The cop hopped out of his Hummer and brandished a gun.  It took another officer to calm him the eff down.  Apparently, the snowball fight had been hyped on the innaweb's version of the debbil (Twitter). 

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An eyewitness to the snow fight told the Washington City Paper:
"An hour ago, we showed up to see a snowball fight already in progress. Two factions along 14th Street along the intersection. It was pretty friendly, mostly OK. At one point, there was one interaction with the police that I saw. A cop got stuck in the snow. People stopped and helped him out. A couple moments later, at the intersection, heading west along U was this big maroon Hummer. A small faction of people decided to target it with snowballs. They're throwing snowballs at the Hummer. It turns out the driver of the Hummer is a detective. He gets out. He's waving a walkie talkie. It's not going well. Then he starts waving a gun. He hadn't identified himself at this point. There was a point where things cooled off a bit, more police showed up, and he identified himself at that point. The name was Det. Baylor. My guess was B-A-Y-L-O-R.""There was a point where it got really tense. The experience for many people was snowball fight kind of fun...and then there's a guy with a gun."
The eyewitness says the detective calmed down once his fellow cops arrived, but not before grabbing a dude whom he thought tossed a snowball at him.
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You can see more photos from the incident by clicking here.  And someone took video of the incident's aftermath, where the cop admits to pulling out his gun:



 Who brings a gun to a snowball fight?  Snow really makes this city uptight.

*All photos courtesy of Matthew Bradley.

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