While the Gulf Coast of Florida has no shortage of angry old coots living in trailers, this Saturday was the first time one of them shot a bomb-sniffing robot in the face (or well, the lens).
Over the weekend, a SWAT team, K-9 Units, and Special Ops negotiators were called into a North Fort Myers trailer park where an unidentified 60- to 70-year-old man was allegedly menacing his neighbor with a gun. When the man saw the cops, he threatened to kill himself. The scariest moment was robot-free, actually, but very, very Hollywood:
At one point, a deputy and the subject confronted one another face to face, both holding a gun. Fortunately the two walked away without firing a shot.Johnny Five inevitably stepped in and, as it happens, took one for the (SWAT) team:
As night was beginning to fall, deputies stepped up their tactics by using a bomb robot to assist. The subject shot at the robot, breaking the robot's lens, and then deputies subdued the man.No word yet whether Johnny Five is dead... or alive. [ WINK via The Raw Feed]