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.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.
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 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.
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