Claypool man shoots up police car

Claypool man shoots up police car

There are 15 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 1, 2007, titled Claypool man shoots up police car. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A man who called police to report prowlers on his neighbor's property ended up in jail Wednesday after he fired at an officer, police said.

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IndyCop

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 1, 2007
I'm all for the Second Amendment and protecting your property, but this nut definitely needs to be locked up. I'm sure this was a case of mistaken identity, but what made this guy think it was ok to shoot at people that he believed MIGHT be trespassing on a neighbor's property? He should be thankful he's got a criminal recklessness charge and not an attempted murder charge. Then again, maybe he should be thankful that the responding officer was a patient man and didn't return fire! Very well handled Sgt. Wieseham!
Bill

Youngstown, OH

#3 Feb 1, 2007
The guy is nuts..Thank God the officer was able to go home to his family.
The CEO

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 1, 2007
Cool cop did a great job...

Wow, recklessness with a firearm... Why was the man shooting at "intruders" on someone else's property? He needs the charges that are against him...
kyle

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 1, 2007
IndyCop wrote:
I'm all for the Second Amendment and protecting your property, but this nut definitely needs to be locked up. I'm sure this was a case of mistaken identity, but what made this guy think it was ok to shoot at people that he believed MIGHT be trespassing on a neighbor's property? He should be thankful he's got a criminal recklessness charge and not an attempted murder charge. Then again, maybe he should be thankful that the responding officer was a patient man and didn't return fire! Very well handled Sgt. Wieseham!
right on. I'm guessing that guy is senile and/or blind. Bravo to sgt. wiesheham for not killing him. Give that officer a raise!

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#7 Feb 1, 2007
Impressive restraint showed by the responding officer.

Being 62 years old doesn't necessarily cause one to develop dimensia. He'd better have a darn good explanation as to why he was firing shots at a vehicle/person/etc.

If it were anyone else, it'd be a heftier charge. He'd better consider himself lucky.
toby

AOL

#6 Feb 1, 2007
Hope the cop was wearing his brown undies
WHY

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2007
Now that is funny he must have been on some kind of drugs maybe he thought the officer was the earlier morning prowler
Citizen Patriot

Canton, MI

#9 Feb 1, 2007
Good work officer!!! You defused the situation without having to kill the armed man!!! Give him a raise!!!
Live from Mayberry

Fort Thomas, KY

#10 Feb 1, 2007
Gosh, I think I saw this same episode once before on The Andy Griffith Show involving Barney and Earnest T. Bass!
Rick

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Feb 1, 2007
Criminal reckless,class a misdeamenor. Rember the guy that shot the cops on the southside of indy. he was just a nut too.
Be Advised

Bedford, IN

#12 Feb 1, 2007
This is a perfect example of an individual that should be prohibited from any weapons ownership.
Police Officer

Bowling Green, KY

#13 Feb 1, 2007
Rick wrote:
Criminal reckless,class a misdeamenor. Rember the guy that shot the cops on the southside of indy. he was just a nut too.
Criminal Recklessness with a firearm is a felony, not a class A misdemeanor.
X-Indy Boy

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#14 Feb 1, 2007
"Sir,Oh Sir, are you aware you are shooting at the police"? Sir,I SAID you are shooting at the police,Sir?
Common Sense

AOL

#15 Feb 1, 2007
Another reminder that police work is 90% boredom and 10% terror. Never know when it's gonna hit the fan.
Lela

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Feb 1, 2007
When I was 21, I almost became a police officer, not necessarily because it was my "Calling" but I thought I would enjoy it and it seemed like a decent living for a High School Grad.
THANK GOD I was coincidently offered a great better paying job during the application process, because there's no way in HELL I could do that job today.
I can't imagine the eccentric, psycho, meth'd-up, cracked-up whackos they had to encocunter and deal with daily.
God Bless them all.....(Oh, can I get out of that traffic ticket now?:)

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