Pizza Guy turns the tables

Armed robber shot with his own gun, in critical condition Police Chief Inspector Scott Small gave this account: Around 8:15 p.m., a 33-year-old pizza delivery driver was taking an order to Price Street near McMahon and realized the house he was supposed to make the delivery to was abandoned. “Then, a male approached him, pointed […]

‘Dangerous and Stupid’

It don’t get any stupider than this: Dauphin County prosecutors said a Hershey man was shot by his girlfriend while the two were playing with a gun. Ryan Martin, 29, is recovering from a bullet to the face that broke his jaw. First Deputy District Attorney Fran Chardo said Martin and 20-year-old Erica Clayburn were […]

Got that Bass Ackwards, Fran

Philadelphia cops don’t like Florida concealed carry permits. They also arrest security guards with state-issued permits. Then they keep the legally-owned and legally-carried guns: Lt. Fran Healy, special adviser to the police commissioner, acknowledged that some city cops apparently are unfamiliar with some concealed-carry permits. But he said that it’s better for cops to “err […]

ARs for Hunting

The Pittsburg Tribune has a pretty good story on the increasing number of ARs showing up in the hands of hunters: AR-style rifles spurring some debate (“Spurring some debate” is the unofficial middle name of the AR, by the way.) There are still some states — just how many the NSSF hopes to determine via […]

Man turns in 105mm shell at police station

Earlier this month in Philadelphia: A southwest Philadelphia police district was evacuated after the man brought in a 105 mm projectile for a howitzer. Police say the 53-year-old man got the shell in 1977 from a friend who was a Marine and kept it in a storage facility since then, and decided to turn it […]

No Cornrows

White Philly officer told to get rid of cornrows Police in Philadelphia say a white officer who came to work with cornrows was ordered by a black superior to get a haircut because the braids violated department standards. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday that Officer Thomas Strain was put on desk duty this month […]