Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Ed sent this one in. I'm still trying to figure it out.

Masked man robbed Quincy Domino's, smashed pickaxe into wall, police say
Quincy Police say they have identified the masked man wielding a pickaxe when he allegedly robbed Domino's Pizza on Sunday.

According to police, the man entered the restaurant at 61 Hancock St. at 1:01 a.m. Sunday. The assistant manager told police the suspect was wearing a gas mask and was carrying a pickaxe.
I don't know about the rest of y'all, but that's the way *I* eat Domino's pizza... 

Now, we need to know some specifics. Was this a high-capacity pickaxe? Did it conform to the Approved Pickaxe roster? Was it perhaps a pre-ban pickaxe? Does Massachusetts need a digging implement ban? 

Doesn't that sound idiotic? Some gleef picks up a tool and misuses it, so we're going to pass a bunch of laws about what kinds of tools are legal and what aren't. Does that make any sense to anyone? Yet when that tool is a firearm, all common sense goes out the window because ZOMG EVIL GUNS!!!1111

Punish the person misusing the tool, not the inanimate object.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

It was an assault pickaxe because it had a bayonette lug at the top.

Joseph from IL

Hafnhaf said...

crap, now i need to bury all my gardening tools. glad i have a big back yard. i guess when i am done digging and filling all the holes i will just burn the shovel handle and melt down the blade...

Ed said...

The pickaxe works as a weapon because it was highly unlikely that anyone in the Domino's was carry a firearm. Even a piece of sporting goods like a baseball bat or golf club is effective in threatening an unarmed clerk who has received instructions to "give them what they want". Luckily, "what he wanted" was cash, and he did not care about witnesses. When that likelihood of unarmed victims changes, then I doubt there would many such robberies. In the meantime, let the game of everyone thinking that they are "safer" continue.

dustydog said...

It was a Glock AK-47 pick axe. Meaning that it was really a golf club, and the journalist doesn't know the difference.