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Posted: 2/16/2017 12:12:48 PM EDT
Wyoming officer Dustin Cook was investigating an early Sunday break-in at a medical marijuana grow site when he scaled a gate to reach
a broken window. On the other side was a sheet of plywood with more
than 100 three-inch, threaded decking screws pointing upward. Both of
his feet were impaled.“He had three of these things go into his feet,’’ Carmody said, holding a decking screw. “One in one heel and two
in the other foot. One went through the center of his foot and did some
damage to one of the tendons.’’
http://www.khou.com/news/weird/i-was-very-angry-wyoming-chief-says-of-booby-trap-that-impales-officer-with-deck-screws/408789471
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:15:24 PM EDT
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I stepped on a board with a big ass nail in it when I was a kid.  Right in the middle of my right foot.  I am here to tell you that it is not a pleasant feeling!


ETA but I was amused pulling the sock lint out of it while it was healing.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:15:56 PM EDT
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Ouch!
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:17:04 PM EDT
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Wyoming officer Dustin Cook was investigating an early Sunday break-in at a medical marijuana grow site when he scaled a gate to reach
a broken window. On the other side was a sheet of plywood with more
than 100 three-inch, threaded decking screws pointing upward. Both of
his feet were impaled.“He had three of these things go into his feet,’’ Carmody said, holding a decking screw. “One in one heel and two
in the other foot. One went through the center of his foot and did some
damage to one of the tendons.’’
http://www.khou.com/news/weird/i-was-very-angry-wyoming-chief-says-of-booby-trap-that-impales-officer-with-deck-screws/408789471
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So thread title says Michigan, story says Wyoming.

So where did this really happen ?



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Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:18:47 PM EDT
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So thread title says Michigan, story says Wyoming.

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Wyoming MI.

A suburb of Grand Rapids MI.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:19:44 PM EDT
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TOLD you drugs are dangerous. 
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:20:12 PM EDT
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They're going to treat the nerve damage with acupuncture 
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:20:21 PM EDT
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Wyoming, Australia? 
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:21:13 PM EDT
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That grower is going to be receiving a LOT of attention in the foreseeable future...
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:21:16 PM EDT
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Ouch
I put 2 nails in my left foot last year.
Chipped a bone, nerve & muscle damage.
Took 6 months for my foot to quit hurting.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:24:25 PM EDT
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Michigan, Wyoming of course.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:24:30 PM EDT
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"Hassle is also charged with carrying a handgun with laser sights."

What does that even mean lol?
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:25:07 PM EDT
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Guess the owner followed GD's advice on home defense


That's got to be a shitty way to end a shift. Better than an alligator pit though
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:27:57 PM EDT
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News was wrong.

He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

https://www.accesskent.com/InmateLookup/showDetail.do?bookNo=1702669
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:29:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:30:36 PM EDT
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wow
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:31:33 PM EDT
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At least it sounds like they were clean, and not smeared with shit.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:41:14 PM EDT
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Perhaps Officer friendly should've contacted the owner somehow before he went scaling fences, no?

The booby trapped "farms" are due to the grey area with which they operate. MI has castle doctrine, but I imagine that the Feds would have quite a few things to say about a medical marijuana farmer shooting some shitbag trying to steal his crops, so this is pretty much the only alternative, make them harder, and much more risky to steal.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:42:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:45:06 PM EDT
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He really stuck the landing.

Hope he heals up.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:45:08 PM EDT
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You'd think all the pot needles littering the ground would have been enough.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:45:42 PM EDT
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OP needs to title the thread Michigan Officer Proud New Owner of Medical Marijuana Pharmacy.

This is a variation of always check the corners. That sucks.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:46:22 PM EDT
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Perhaps Officer friendly should've contacted the owner somehow before he went scaling fences, no?

The booby trapped "farms" are due to the grey area with which they operate. MI has castle doctrine, but I imagine that the Feds would have quite a few things to say about a medical marijuana farmer shooting some shitbag trying to steal his crops, so this is pretty much the only alternative, make them harder, and much more risky to steal.
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If you install an alarm system, and pay a company to notify and dispatch the police when an intrusion is detected, one kinda presumes that means you wanted the police to show up.

Shooting at them when they arrive, for instance, would not be reasonable. Nor would setting up booby traps and failing to notify the people you called for help that Hey, there might be a trap over there! while they go checking your property for intruders at your request.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:47:10 PM EDT
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It's lasers dude. Lasers are cool like bowties.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:47:29 PM EDT
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That grower is going to be receiving a LOT of attention in the foreseeable future...
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This plusI would go after the owner in civil court.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:48:52 PM EDT
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Uh oh. Found more plants than authorized too!
Shut.. down... EVERYTHING!
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:56:45 PM EDT
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If you install an alarm system, and pay a company to notify and dispatch the police when an intrusion is detected, one kinda presumes that means you wanted the police to show up.

Shooting at them when they arrive, for instance, would not be reasonable. Nor would setting up booby traps and failing to notify the people you called for help that Hey, there might be a trap over there! while they go checking your property for intruders at your request.
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Perhaps Officer friendly should've contacted the owner somehow before he went scaling fences, no?

The booby trapped "farms" are due to the grey area with which they operate. MI has castle doctrine, but I imagine that the Feds would have quite a few things to say about a medical marijuana farmer shooting some shitbag trying to steal his crops, so this is pretty much the only alternative, make them harder, and much more risky to steal.


If you install an alarm system, and pay a company to notify and dispatch the police when an intrusion is detected, one kinda presumes that means you wanted the police to show up.

Shooting at them when they arrive, for instance, would not be reasonable. Nor would setting up booby traps and failing to notify the people you called for help that Hey, there might be a trap over there! while they go checking your property for intruders at your request.


Don't come in here raining on arfcom's cop hating parade with that common sense and logic stuff.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:08:34 PM EDT
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If you install an alarm system, and pay a company to notify and dispatch the police when an intrusion is detected, one kinda presumes that means you wanted the police to show up.

Shooting at them when they arrive, for instance, would not be reasonable. Nor would setting up booby traps and failing to notify the people you called for help that Hey, there might be a trap over there! while they go checking your property for intruders at your request.
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Exactly. If you want to booby trap your place, that's fine. Just don't have an alarm system that brings the police there. They will rattle all the doors and attempt to check the building if it is unlocked or there are signs of forced entry. It's kind of the point of having such an alarm system.

He should file a suit and get some money. The town should get a check for the time he is going to miss at work.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:26:19 PM EDT
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Exactly. If you want to booby trap your place, that's fine.
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Er... not really.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:26:39 PM EDT
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Ouch
I put 2 nails in my left foot last year.
Chipped a bone, nerve & muscle damage.
Took 6 months for my foot to quit hurting.
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on purpose?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:30:25 PM EDT
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Castle doctrine notwithstanding, booby traps are quite illegal
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:35:05 PM EDT
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That's why you look before you leap
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:39:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:43:32 PM EDT
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As the article points out, screws in a board are not exactly a booby trap.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:46:10 PM EDT
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That's cringe-worthy.
Youch.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:46:24 PM EDT
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You know, da beamz...
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:51:19 PM EDT
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As the article points out, screws in a board are not exactly a booby trap.
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Castle doctrine notwithstanding, booby traps are quite illegal


As the article points out, screws in a board are not exactly a booby trap.


Yep. No laws against it in Michigan...yet
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:57:56 PM EDT
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He really got screwed on that one......


amiright?  
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:00:04 PM EDT
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Yea DAMN that's gotta friggin hurt
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He really got screwed on that one......


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No, I don't think you quite nailed the details correctly. :P
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:10:42 PM EDT
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The key to making a 'nails in board' trap is to make it look completely random and coincidental.  Got to give yourself some plausible deniability with man traps.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:25:33 PM EDT
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I hope that he recovers.
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on purpose?!?!?!?
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Ouch
I put 2 nails in my left foot last year.
Chipped a bone, nerve & muscle damage.
Took 6 months for my foot to quit hurting.



on purpose?!?!?!?


LOL
I know this is GD and we all appear to run short on brain cells occasionally but no, it was not by choice
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:36:31 PM EDT
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Ouch
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Damn !!!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:46:30 PM EDT
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I had a broken bathroom window on a fire escape when I lived in NYC..
Asked for 4 weeks for landerrr Slumlord to secure it.
came home from work to most of my little bit of posessions gone in the wind...probably thru that
bathroom window..

so

I got a board, some 4" nails, hammered nails into board 3" by 3" checkerboard touched them up
with a file, spray painted it flat black and set it on the floor inside the bathroom window.

2 weeks later I came home to said board on opposite side of room, blood trail from toilet seat
to the window and never got burgled again..

but it was the 70's and blood oaths against doing such thing were not sworn to the gang upon
receiving medical attention.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:48:06 PM EDT
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Perhaps Officer friendly should've contacted the owner somehow before he went scaling fences, no?

The booby trapped "farms" are due to the grey area with which they operate. MI has castle doctrine, but I imagine that the Feds would have quite a few things to say about a medical marijuana farmer shooting some shitbag trying to steal his crops, so this is pretty much the only alternative, make them harder, and much more risky to steal.
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Know how I know that you have no clue how any of this works?
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 2:58:34 PM EDT
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Good thing he didn't make it to the stairs.

Link Posted: 2/16/2017 3:03:27 PM EDT
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If you install an alarm system, and pay a company to notify and dispatch the police when an intrusion is detected, one kinda presumes that means you wanted the police to show up.

Shooting at them when they arrive, for instance, would not be reasonable. Nor would setting up booby traps and failing to notify the people you called for help that Hey, there might be a trap over there! while they go checking your property for intruders at your request.
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Any particular reason why officer friendly could not have used the front door? Perhaps he should have.
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I'm sorry officer friendly, you're expecting me to side with those that enforce unconstitutional laws related to the regulation of a harmless plant? Is it not a reasonable expectation that someone who is supposed to be there, like the proprietor, or an investigative officer friendly, to use the front door,  and not try to go in through the back like a criminal?

You can always buy better boots that have spike protection.
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