Intoxicated Oregon man shoots paintball gun at 2 officers
EUGENE, Oregon – There was a shootout in Eugene between an intoxicated man firing a paintball gun and police firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.Now, the story is barely more than a stub, but I'd like to imagine that the two cops rolled up, came under fire, realized what they were up against, and pulled the classic "Oh no you di-int!". Paintballs are painful as hell, especially if you're not expecting them, and I don't think anyone would have faulted the officers for returning fire with real bullets. That they took him down using rubber bullets and beanbag rounds means they paid attention to the call, observed the suspect, and responded with like force.
Police won. Officers took the 49-year-old man into custody Sunday evening after about 30 minutes.
I do hope that the officers got in a few hits on some, err, unprotected areas...
That is all.