A real life Keystone Cop episode happened in Atlanta. The cops were called out to an alleged burglary, but no street address was given. So, the cops ASSumed that another nearby house fit the description close enough. That’s when things went from bad to worse:
The bizarre incident unfolded shortly after 7:30 p.m. when three officers responded to a report of a suspicious person near Bouldercrest Road, but were not given a street address, DeKalb director of public safety Cedric Alexander said. The officers went to a home in the 1500 block of Boulderwoods Drive that matched the description given by a 911 caller, Dutton said.
“Officers approached the residence and attempted to contact occupants at the residence,” he said. “No contact was made.”
When officers went to the rear of the house, they found an unlocked screen and unlocked door and believed an intruder was inside, according to police. Officers entered the home through the unlocked door that led to the kitchen and announced their presence.
When the police shot the dog, naturally, the homeowner went to see what was going on:
“I hear Leah screaming, I see Chris walking out, ‘They just shot me, they just shot me, and they killed my dog,’” Colson recounted of the incident. “So I got him to lay down, took my shirt off and rendered first aid. And Chris just kept saying, ‘Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?’ He says, ‘I opened the door to see what the dogs were barking at, and I see black uniforms and I hear pop-pop-pop-pop,’” Colson continued.
But the epic blunder wasn’t over just yet. After they broke into the wrong home, killed a family pet, and shot the innocent and unarmedhomeowner, they also shot their fellow cop!
One of the officers had to be transported in critical condition to the Grady Memorial Hospital after being shot by one of his own officers. That officer was in serious, but stable condition Tuesday morning after receiving a bullet to his hip.
Meanwhile, the excuses from the police departments just keep coming. They were at the wrong house, but it wasn’t really their fault because they were given wrong information. They never owned up to shooting the family pet, a law-abiding citizen in his own home, or the fellow officer. And then they wonder why Black Lives Matter continues to go strong over one year later.
Unlike the actual movies, where nobody ever got hurt, this episode created heartache and tragedy. But obviously, the people who devise these tactics lack all regard for human empathy