Apr 08 2011
It’s never a good idea to fight robots. It’s an even worse idea to try to fight SWAT robots. Those things are badass. And it’s probably even less of a good idea to do it naked. Uhh what?
A Florida man got in a shootout with a SWAT robot while wearing nothing but his birthday suit. The suspect’s dog was the only onlooker as the robot approached the door at the West Melbourne home. Authorities said a man with several guns was suicidal and threatening authorities.
“He said he’d shoot anyone he could,” said Lt. Bruce Barnett with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.Â Instead of risking any lives, deputies sent the $65,000 robot into the home.Â The robot has cameras, which record all of its actions.
As the robot slowly pushed the man’s bedroom door open, the man came out, stark naked, with an AK-47 in hand. The man then started shooting at the robot. The camera goes out at first, and then comes back on.
The robot came away with bullet holes, frayed wires and broken cables, but no one was hurt.
Hero robot! Does it get a medal? It damn well should! Along with its own squad car and police dog.
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