Sep 15 2010
Wellll this just might be the stupidest thing I’ve read all day. You wouldn’t think a guy with a gun at a gun store would be anything to bat an eyelash about, but in Oregon, that appears not to be the case.
A passerby outside the Gun Room Inc., 5537 S.E. Foster Rd., called 9-1-1 about 6 p.m. to report that a man standing outside was holding a gun and looked “nervous and sweaty,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman.
Area residents reported seeing officers surround the shop and set up a perimeter with assault rifles drawn. But police quickly realized the “suspicious” man was there to sell a gun. They left without issuing any citations, Simpson said.
“The police response was appropriate,” Simpson said. “If you thought someone was robbing a gun shop, you’re going to show up with guns.”
I guess better safe than sorry, and at least the gun shop staff and customer have a cool story to go home with. How often do see a SWAT team bursting in your front door after all?
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