Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Only in Warren, Michigan

This is a little segment I like to call " Only in Warren, MI". We fear this just might put good ole' Chief of Police Bill Dwyer over the edge.

Shocked in the stuffing: Mich. police Taser toy cougar after 911 report of beast prowling park
By Associated Press
2:44 PM CDT, May 15, 2009

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The fluff was flying when police in suburban Detroit zapped a large stuffed cat with a stun gun while responding to an emergency call about a cougar on the loose.A 911 caller reported seeing what looked like a cougar inside a piece of discarded drain pipe in Warren. Police zapped the cat with an electronic weapon on Monday, but they wound up with a bunch of fluff.The Detroit Free Press reports the stuffed animal was apparently placed in the pipe as a hoax. The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports the caller said it was a 150-pound cat.About 10 officers responded to the cat call. Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer says the department is "out there to keep the community safe."

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