Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Little Too Close To (Former) Home...

I saw this on various Facebook pages of friends still up in the area. Little on the freaky side...

Hours-long manhunt of armed New Hampshire man ends with suspect in custody
An hours-long manhunt for an armed New Hampshire man, who stole a police vehicle and rammed it into another before fleeing into some woods, ended on Tuesday night with his arrest at his home, police said.

The suspect, 44-year old Anthony Reardon, was arrested around 9:00 p.m. EST, New Hampshire State Police Executive Major David Parenteau told reporters.
It's an odd story, for certain, and the dearth of actual, you know, *reporting* makes it even more suspect. So this dude was just hanging around his house with weapons when the cops showed up, and he stole a cruiser? There's no mention why the cops were at his house; no mention of any crime - well, until he took the cruiser for a joy ride.

It would be nice if "news" agencies actually provided us with "news", wouldn't it? I'd like to know why multiple police officers were dispatched to this guy's house. If they were not specifically dispatched, then why did they confront the man? I'm not keen on him stealing the police cruiser, of course, and he should be prosecuted accordingly.

But, gee, wouldn't it be nice to get a story like this *without* gaping holes in it? 

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He stole 2 cruisers and smashed them up. I could hear the choppers searching the woods.

Turns out he was back inside the house the entire time they were searching the woods for him.

Shelter in place calls came form the state troopers using reverse 911. I went and hid under the covers in my bedroom so I would be extra safe.

Old NFO said...

Sigh... Need the backstory...

Stretch said...

Now, now!
Actual facts might conflict with the narrative.

NotClauswitz said...

But seriously, was he wearing any pants?