A mountain out of a molehill?! A man with a gun threatened one of the citizens in our community then evaded police buy running through peoples backyards. I consider that to be an extremely dangerous situation.<quoted text>
it looks more like they did an adequate job at best, without a civilian tipping them off he may well have still been at large. i don't think a lot could be drawn from this without a lot more data, and it sure seems like a mountain was made out of a molehill, the good news is the perp is caught and nobody got harmed and that should be a relief to everyone.
A bad guy got away. Less than twenty-four hours later the good guys have him in jail.
Your refusal to acknowledge a job well-done makes you sound a lot like AV.