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Posted: 9/17/2009 8:38:31 AM EST
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/rondeau-20640-report-fisherman.html


Fisherman uses 1-year-old as shield from officer's pepper spray

Comments 23 | Recommend 1
Florida Freedom Newspapers
PENSACOLA - A man who was threatening a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer used a 1-year-old as a shield when the officer reached for his pepper spray.

According to a report from the FWC, Officer Fred Rondeau was unloading his gear from his patrol vessel when he overheard several people arguing at the Bayou Texar boat ramp near Pensacola. Rondeau discovered the disturbance was the result of an incident that had occurred just a few minutes earlier at the Bayou Texar Bridge.

Apparently, a man fishing from the nearby bridge threw his fishing lure over and hit a vessel that was passing by in a marked channel. The bridge fisherman and his wife walked down to the boat ramp and yelled obscenities at the vessel operator, the report said. When Officer Rondeau tried to speak with the bridge fisherman, the man continued to be very agitated and refused to give his name or identification.

At one point, the fisherman threatened to fight with Rondeau. Rondeau pulled his pepper spray out, the report said, and the man reacted by picking up a small child to shield himself. Rondeau did not spray the man, but he did call for back-up. Several Pensacola Police officers arrived to assist.

Rondeau arrested the fisherman for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, the report said. The man's wife was also arrested by Pensacola police on the same charges. The report did not give their names, address or ages.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:43:03 AM EST
Sound like classy people to me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:50:35 AM EST
Wait he picked up a child that just happened to be near by? Now, what would an arfcommer do, hmmmmm.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:51:16 AM EST
I'm surprised the article doesn't mention who's child he used. Was it his or did he just grab some random kid?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:53:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:00:58 AM EST
Guess it worked, beats being sprayed
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:02:38 AM EST
World's Greatest Dad!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:06:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
Wait he picked up a child that just happened to be near by? Now, what would an arfcommer do, hmmmmm.


Remove infant from his hands, proceed to beat the shit out of him.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:17:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 9:29:03 AM EST by Mr_Mowett]

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
I'm surprised the article doesn't mention who's child he used. Was it his or did he just grab some random kid?

He had to make a quick tactical call. A two year old provides better coverage but a one year old is quicker to deploy.

ETA: Has this child-as-shield concept been tested in the Box o' Truth?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:18:33 AM EST
tactical 1 yr old shields are lighter.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:20:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By bigstatik:
tactical 1 yr old shields are lighter.


Not a lot of cover though.

How would you mount rails on a one year old?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:22:18 AM EST
"Why do you want another kid honey?"

"Chris and Jimmy are getting too big to use as armor."
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:22:19 AM EST
They make a rail mount for that?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:29:02 AM EST
Just keep one in your tac vest.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:31:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 9:31:17 AM EST by gotyoursix]

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Just keep one in your tac vest.

They have a pocket or holster for that?

velcro?

Not like I would carry one every day, just when I had a warrent on me or was feeling a bit, I dont know,
Like a usless dumb ass
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:39:55 AM EST
My how PLO of you


What a POS...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:50:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:
Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
Wait he picked up a child that just happened to be near by? Now, what would an arfcommer do, hmmmmm.


Remove infant from his hands, proceed to beat the shit out of him.


This.

So goes life on the Redneck Riviera.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:52:08 AM EST
Holster spray, remove kid, deploy baton.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 9:54:05 AM EST
A 3 or 4 year old would be much more effective. Still light enough to whip around but more body mass to block the pepper spray.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 10:01:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 10:02:13 AM EST by aquabum]
This happened near where I am. I know exactly the type of people that fish that bridge. And they are not the brightest bunch of people. And the fish in that Bayou probably have all kinds of pollutants in them. It is constantly closed to fishing and swimming because of the high bacteria counts and number of floating baby ruths.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 10:33:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 10:34:17 AM EST by Max_Power]

Originally Posted By aquabum:
This happened near where I am. I know exactly the type of people that fish that bridge. And they are not the brightest bunch of people. And the fish in that Bayou probably have all kinds of pollutants in them. It is constantly closed to fishing and swimming because of the high bacteria counts and number of floating baby ruths.

Hell, I wouldn't run my boat in bayou Texar, let alone fish in it.




Link Posted: 9/17/2009 10:45:04 AM EST
Had the guy spanked the kid, this thread would be turning out differently...

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