Report: Carbon County officer taken h...

Report: Carbon County officer taken hostage, shoots captor -

There are 36 comments on the Pocono Record story from Oct 25, 2013, titled Report: Carbon County officer taken hostage, shoots captor -. In it, Pocono Record reports that:

TV said an off-duty police officer in Lansford allegedly took another officer hostage at the police station on Friday night and stole a police cruiser and weapons.

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CARRE

Palmerton, PA

#1 Oct 25, 2013
ANYONE hear who was shot
Only the good die young

Guys Mills, PA

#2 Oct 25, 2013
Dave Midas RIP
tragedy

Jim Thorpe, PA

#5 Oct 26, 2013
Before this blog takes the normal course of people bashing on topix, let's remember that numerous lives were affected by this unseemingly unexplained tragedy. Let it and Dave rest in peace and leave it at that!!
Only the good die young

Guys Mills, PA

#6 Oct 26, 2013
Sad Story,I knew him, was friends with his father as a kid and even knew his Grandfather.I had some interaction with him concerning a police matter and he seemed like a competent good guy.Those of you who didn't know him he got some national attention some years ago after he tried to save a pet cats life after a fire by giving it mouth to mouth resuscitation. RIP
more to the story

Lehighton, PA

#9 Oct 26, 2013
theres more to the story, i hope the truth comes out and no cover ups...i wish dave would of survived to explain his side. 2 sides to ever story and dead men dont talk
TRAGEDY VS STUPIDNESS

Luzerne, PA

#12 Oct 26, 2013
tragedy wrote:
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I wasn't referring so much to people talking about it but rather the negative comments about the situation. If it were your husband or son or father chances are you wouldn't want people to be talking about him or others involved like that. And no I am not a friend or family not do I even know any of those involved. It's just called respect and sensitivity. That's all.
if somebody ever takes YOU hostage---be sure to think of your kidnapper as part of some tragedy.

people screw up their own lives----its called being stupid.
nonsense

Sunbury, PA

#13 Oct 26, 2013
I find it hard to believe a suicidal man would take a hostage. Hostage taking is an act to gain leverage. Theres more to this story that isn't being told. This so called official narrative does not pass the sniff test.
There has to be more

White Haven, PA

#14 Oct 26, 2013
I personally knew Dave and this is so out of character for him. I feel for his wife and children. I will personally miss him. RIP Dave
There has to be more

White Haven, PA

#15 Oct 26, 2013
nonsense wrote:
I find it hard to believe a suicidal man would take a hostage. Hostage taking is an act to gain leverage. Theres more to this story that isn't being told. This so called official narrative does not pass the sniff test.
I couldn't agree more.
WTF

Jim Thorpe, PA

#16 Oct 26, 2013
Someone must have known something, why was he allowed to carry a gun if he was having problems as Dwight Nothsein has said in the paper?

That being said, I feel very badly for his family and am sorry or their loss.
Only the good die young

Guys Mills, PA

#18 Oct 26, 2013
WTF wrote:
Someone must have known something, why was he allowed to carry a gun if he was having problems as Dwight Nothsein has said in the paper?
That being said, I feel very badly for his family and am sorry or their loss.
I was thinking the same thing but if he didn't make any threat to harm himself or others not much they could do,considering medical privacy laws.Just a sad story all around.
tragedy

Jim Thorpe, PA

#20 Oct 26, 2013
Dancing in Polkas with little old ladies is not normal behavior for a 33 year old guy. I'm just sayen there may be way way more to this.

From the Times News:

Lansford Mayor Ron Hood said Midas had been hired as a part-time police officer in 2002..

“He was easygoing, very outgoing. He got along with everybody. He was just a great guy -- everybody loved him.
“I remember flipping through channels and come up on a polka show, and there he was, dancing with all these little old ladies,” Hood said.“And on the radio, there would be all these polkas going out to ‘Officer Dave in Weatherly’.”
click click boom

Cheyenne, WY

#21 Oct 26, 2013
Weatherly is very upset. The people are crying in public.
conspiracy theory

Lehighton, PA

#22 Oct 26, 2013
Who goes out of there way to take a hostage then kill himself? Nobody! It makes no sense I hope this isn't another Lansford cover up, I hope the whole story comes out
Midas Touch

Hazleton, PA

#23 Oct 27, 2013
Don't let people named midas touch anything.
stupid people

United States

#24 Oct 27, 2013
Get your story straight there was no hostage.
Idiots in the media

White Haven, PA

#25 Oct 27, 2013
stupid people wrote:
Get your story straight there was no hostage.
The local media is in such a hurry to print or report something they keep reporting lies and half truths. Typical media. I thought this only happened in the national news.
There has to be more

White Haven, PA

#26 Oct 27, 2013
I wonder why the security cameras were not working Friday night at the Lansford Police station ???? Anybody have any idea???
media blues

Hazleton, PA

#27 Oct 27, 2013
The local media has turned this into nothing buy rumors. The original media story was that Midas kidnapped some other officer in Lansford and then they got into a struggle over the gun and the kidnapped cop killed Midas. It has kept evolving ever since.

The irony is that the people on Topix are better at spotting the bullshit in the stories than we give each other credit. Just wait until a more thorough state police investigation comes out.
Tea tard

Guys Mills, PA

#28 Oct 27, 2013
media blues wrote:
The local media has turned this into nothing buy rumors. The original media story was that Midas kidnapped some other officer in Lansford and then they got into a struggle over the gun and the kidnapped cop killed Midas. It has kept evolving ever since.
The irony is that the people on Topix are better at spotting the bullshit in the stories than we give each other credit. Just wait until a more thorough state police investigation comes out.
That story was reported by the Wilkes Barre Times Leader who pulled it out of their azzss then recinded it later and reported the accurate story.

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