Thursday, December 10, 2009

When A Battering Ram Just Won't Cut It

Gardena, CA

Use a bulldozer.

Gardena police show up yesterday morning with a warrant to arrest two guys in a house off of 168th. Surprisingly enough, they won't come out. Cue SWAT team. Cue tear gas. Cue negotiators.

The result? Bupkes.

What to do? Well, if you can't get the crooks out of the house, you can always take the house away from the crooks.

Which is what they did. With a big ol' bulldozer. Seems Gardena doesn't own one of them fancy armored battering rams, so they made do with what they had.

I love this line from the story.
The use of the bulldozer is an unusual tactic in barricade standoffs.
No shit, really? I'd like to meet the guys who it is. They sound like fun.

Personally, I think it should be. It's innovative, lighter on the budget, easily replaceable.

And a city road worker in a bulldozer's a fuckload scarier than a cop in an armored car.

1 comment:

David Terrenoire said...

Now I want a bulldozer for Christmas.