OK, so just how did he think this was a good idea?

Sometimes one’s left shaking one’s head in disbelief.

Police shot a man after he reportedly shot at police from aboard a lawnmower on Labor Day … Camelin Demetrius McRae, 25, was charged with three counts of attempted murder as well as second degree burglary, malicious injury to real property, injury valued at more than $2,000 but less than $10,000 and petit larceny.

Police encountered the man as they were investigating a break-in Monday morning, the AP reports.

A man riding a lawnmower on the other side of the street began driving toward the officers and fired at them … In response, two Clio police officers fired back.

There’s more at the link.

Was the ride-on lawnmower an assault vehicle, or an escape vehicle?  Either way, it doesn’t seem to have done anything to help the suspect.  As for shooting while driving it . . . those things usually rattle the driver around pretty well, particularly on non-paved surfaces, so it can’t have done anything to help his marksmanship (particularly since neither officer was hit).

Does this qualify as a case of driving (and/or shooting) while stupid?



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