Plainclothes cop pulls gun on D.C. social media snowball fight

December 21, 2009

Plainclothes cop pulls gun on DC social media snowball fight A snowball fight broke out on the streets of D.C. Saturday night after a local played up the idea on Twitter. However one passerby was a plainclothes cop that pulled his gun after getting pelted by snowballs.

The idea from the snowball fight came from D.C. resident Yousef Ali who promoted the event through Twitter and his personal blog. The fight kicked off at 2 p.m. on Saturday and was supposed to involve anyone that threw the first snowball and swelled to include as many as 200.

When the unidentified plainclothes cop drove through the mess, his Hummer was hit by a few snowballs flying by. That’s when the officer stepped out of his vehicle with his weapon drawn and exchanged words with the snowball fighters.

The officer has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation, but Assistant Chief Pete Newsham said that, “just a snowball fight, not in my mind. That doesn’t seem a situation where we would pull out a service weapon.”

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3 Responses to “Plainclothes cop pulls gun on D.C. social media snowball fight”

  1. Nunya Biz:

    When will all the lame retarded media get their SHIT STRAIGHT!?

    The ‘individual of higher authority’ is/was NOT a ‘cop’ … he’s another form of higher authority.

    At least I know how to watch more trustworthy news broadcast(s).
    What do these lame fools of “tech.blorge” watch?
    I can see their tagline now.
    “If you want (nothing but) lies from the news, we’re the news/media you want to follow.”

  2. Dave Jeyes:

    And we have our first conspiracy theorist! Is this a cover up by a secret government anti-snowball unit?

  3. Daryn St. Pierre:

    The ones with the least constructive comments are always the ones that remain anonymous.

    Leave it to a police officer to ruin the fun. Why would you pull a gun during a snowball fight? Idiot. People like this shouldn’t:
    a.) Be employed in law enforcement.
    b.) Be allowed to carry a firearm.

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