Monday, March 25, 2013

Imagine something, say something. Holy Hoplophobia! Man with assault umbrella triggers massive police manhunt, complete with helicopters.

Man carrying umbrella, not rifle, was on his usual route.
A typical Tuesday morning for 42-year-old Michael Di Marzo quickly became a citywide multi-jurisdictional manhunt for him and what witnesses thought was a assault rifle in his hand.
Three schools were locked down and delayed as police scoured the area by ground and air, looking for a man described by a teenage tipster as wearing black clothes and a ski mask.
It wasn’t realized until hours later what was believed to be something along the lines of an AR-15 or AK-47 was more of a AU-15: a 15-inch compact “assault umbrella.”
The “ski mask” was a pulled-up black turtle neck sweater paired with a black watch cap.
However, Gizmodo has this: "The Glorious History of Beating the Crap Out of People With Assault Umbrellas."


Anonymous said...

I have two take-aways from the article: 1) The Olympia police just revealed a lot to us about their capabilities. I hope the local residents are taking notes. 2) The country has officially gone bat-shit b0nk3rz.

Anonymous said...

This is a good article to point out to those that say we and our common firearms are no match for military with drones, etc. An umbrella is all it takes to distract them and keep them busy for hours doing exactly what we want them to do and precisely where we want them to do it. One could not have a more predictable opponent.

Anonymous said...

this has happened in other cities and has made it to the media in the last several years.

Awelowynt said...

I can't imagine living my life in such fear.

Anonymous said...

I was looking for the story a while back of the school that went on lockdown over a "man with a gun" sighting (an ROTC demilled M1917 if I recall) and another where the "guns" reported turned out to be those wood and pipe thingies that drum and bugle corps bands tend to carry.

So..... if TSHTF, how hard is it going to be to get OPFOR distracted?