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Bear breaks in, sherrifs open up on it with ar-15 rifles.

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  1. odysseus

    odysseus Member

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    Interesting read. Lady trapped and bear charges LEO's on site.


    Bear killed after breaking into Tahoe home

    Tuesday, June 22, 2004


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    (06-22) 10:26 PDT CAVE ROCK, Nev. (AP) --

    A 150-pound bear that broke into a Tahoe home, trapping a woman in her bedroom, was killed Monday by two sheriff's deputies who fired 15 rounds from semiautomatic rifles as the bear charged them.

    Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Mezzetta said the deputies who responded to Maria Cooper's 911 call for help opened fire after they walked up a narrow staircase to an elevated deck and saw the bear, which had been eating bananas in the living room, come out of the house toward them.

    One officer fired a single round into the bear, which ran to the side of the deck and then turned and charged, Mezzetta said.

    "They had nowhere to go but 25 feet to the ground below," Mezzetta said in explaining why both deputies then opened fire with their AR-15 rifles. The bear died about six feet from them.

    Carl Lackey, a Nevada Fish and Game bear expert, said the bear, about 18 months old, had caused problems before and had been caught and released in mountains above Cave Rock two months ago.

    Cooper was shaken but unharmed. A sliding glass door had been torn open by the bear, and there was damage to the deck and slight damage to the home's interior caused as the bear foraged through a refrigerator.

    Mezzetta said three nearby homes had trash cans placed at curbside for pickup the following day. Because bears are attracted to garbage, authorities say trash cans shouldn't be put out until scheduled collection days.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    An AR-15 is sure better than no gun, but if I was a cop getting a call about a bear, I'd sure as heck want something bigger.

    12 ga with slugs would probably be my choice from the standard LE kit.
     
  4. spacemanspiff

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    sounds like a bear cub to me. 150 lbs?
     
  5. TallPine

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    And in a related story ...

    Papa and Mama Baer are devasted by the loss of their son, Teddy.

    "Why did they have to kill him," Mama Baer sobbed, "he was just hungry and looking for something to eat."

    "Teddy was a good kid," Papa Baer insisted. "He was in the process of getting his life turned around."


    Obviously the homeowner is at fault for not storing her bananas more securely.
     
  6. Leatherneck

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    TALLPINE! :D :D :D

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  7. magsnubby

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    Hmmm.....I think he was looking for Goldylocks.
     
  8. Coltdriver

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    If a civilian defended his life like that here in Colorado he would go to jail!
     
  9. Nightfall

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    Good thing they were cops! If it had been "civilians" with assault rifles, 2 babies, a puppy, and 13 single mothers would have been killed. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    TallPine:

    Well said!
     
  11. tommytrauma

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    And there goes our best chance to find out how tasers work on bears.
     
  12. tulsamal

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    So if they used AR-15's to kill a bear, doesn't that make them _by definition_ "sporting rifles?"

    Gregg
     
  13. jAK-47

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    GREAT! Now we'll have a mommy bear joining the next Million Mom March. I can just see the "For The Children" button on the fur now:cuss:

    Here's what has transpired since the senseless killing...

    1) Flowers and jars of honey have littered the driveway at the scene of the tragic murder.
    2) Rosie O'Donnell has accused the wife of the murdering LEO of wearing suspicious/real fur.
    3) Mandatory refrigerator door locks must now be purchased with every new refrigerator.
    4) The local NAB (Narcissistic Anorexic Bitches) chapter has introduced legislation that would make it mandatory for all bees to produce honey not more than 10 feet from the ground. This would lessen the chance of a bear falling out of a tree in pursuit of honey.
    5) Ted Kennedy has offered to drive any captured bear away from populated areas. Bridges that span water are to be avoided on the trip.
    6) Diane Feinstein has commissioned a local artist to do a mural of the murdered bear on a roadside billboard. CAPTION: "Assault Rifles - UnBearably Dangerous!"
    7) A radical bear group called "Hyber Nation" is planning a protest march at the local National Forest.

    I - I love a good rant...
    Last but not least, here's a pic of the victim's parents. After the out of court settlement, Mr. and Mrs. Pawz moved into the home where their son was murdered.
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    SCOOP - JUST IN. A neighbor shot this incriminating evidence of LEOs trying to stash the evidence! Those FIENDS!

    [​IMG]

    jAK-47
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    Tallpine - that was unbearable. :D
     
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    Tallpine, you forgot

    "Why couldn't the just shoot him in the leg?" Or "Couldn't a sharpshooter have just shot the claws out of his hand?"

    :banghead: :rolleyes:
     
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    TallPine :D

    If these guys had been members of THR they would have been better prepared for bears. "What ifs" threads have taught a lot of folks to handle a number of situations...bears, zombies, aliens...
     
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    Does this mean the Cub Scouts will soon be teaching disarm drills ?
    ;)
     
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    Capital punishment for eating bananas ??? A 150 lb bear is 1 1/2 years old and on his own for the first time and they can act like a teenager just like the one that knocked on my door a year ago. But I just chased him away ( though I didn't have any bananas).
     
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    Yogi or Boo Boo?
     
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    Tommytrauma, :D :evil: It's a good thing I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read that.
     
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    Podleshooters. Sheesh. If'n they'd a had a .45-70, they coulda stopped that bear with 1 shot.
     
  22. ID_shooting

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    "two sheriff's deputies who fired 15 rounds from semiautomatic rifles"

    "both deputies then opened fire with their AR-15 rifles"

    I really want to know why the press thinks that LEOs have semi-auto AR-15 rifles but we all have "dangerous assult rifles."
     
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    Too bad for the bear, he needed to learn some self control.
     
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    Michael Moores next flim flam film!!

    Jack Booted Thugs Vs. Pooh!
    Rated NC-17
    (just because the director is a complete jack ass)
     
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    "Why didn't they try and use pepper spray... they are just trigger happy cops" stated Yogi Bear.
     
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