If you've ever wondered why police officers get such a bad rap nowadays, look no further because I'm about to show you why.
Stupid and senseless acts by coward officers is what leads to the bad reputation. Don't get me wrong, not all cops are this way, but we don't often get shown the videos of good cops doing their jobs rightly. What we usually see is the stupid stuff like this.
An officer in Maryland seemed like he was doing something nice for a poor animal trying to cross a busy highway, but when it actually made it to the other side the officer shot the groundhog multiple times and killed it.
In the video below you can see the officer stopped traffic to allow a groundhog to cross the road.
Eventually, he pulls his gun and shoots the animal twice. A day after the incident, the video of it unfolding has gained popularity on social media in a Facebook post.
In the video, the deputy appears to back away at times from the groundhog and then approach it. The animal walks one way and then stops. The deputy backs up as the groundhog comes toward him, then kneels down on one knee and shoots it twice.
The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon along Liberty and White Rock roads in Eldersburg, Md., about 50 miles north of the District. Cpl. Jon Light, a spokesman for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, said the deputy believed the groundhog was “acting oddly.” He said it was not known whether the groundhog was rabid.
Be warned that the video does show the animal getting shot but it is not gory.
So he claims that he felt threatened by a groundhog. This is absurd! What was this groundhog seriously going to do to him?
Even if he did feel threatened by the animal there are so many other things that he could have done differently.
He could have just backed up further away from the animal. Yes, it was holding up traffic, but it's not going to stay in the road forever. But giving it more space would have eliminated the "threat".
He also could have just ran away if it "charged" him. Humans are faster than groundhogs after all.
But geez...what a chump!
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