"Armed man" was actually armed with musical instruments


#1

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#2

To be fair, we probably should lock up all didgeridoo players.

Also:


#3

Now I almost want to see an Australia-based remake of Desperado.


#4

Armed man actually armed with appendages.


#5

When didgeridoos are outlawed, only outlaws will have didgeridoos.


#6

I followed the link expecting to see another sad tale of police shooting and was pleasantly surprised.

Unarmed police FTW. :slight_smile:


#7

Lucky for him he was not in the States. He never would have made through this alive.


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#9

Don’t bring a didgeridoo to a duel.

At least he did not carry a table leg, then he’d be dead.


#10

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a didgeridoo is a good guy with bagpipes.


#11

The posted article makes no mention of the man’s ethnic background. Sadly, this information seems pretty important if you want to put this story in context.


#12

Great to see Tongham in the news - only a few miles from me, and home of the wonderful Hogs Back Brewery. Mines a pint of TEA!


#13

[quote=“Brainspore, post:3, topic:62592, full:true”]
Now I almost want to see an Australia-based remake of Desperado.

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That’s not a very flattering single frame, is it? I can’t imagine who thought that looked like a stable firing position. Also the rocket appears to be sliding sideways at a 45-degree angle to the launcher.

Nothing against the actual flim, of course.


#14

Two recent similar cases in the UK where armed police responded to reports of individuals who turned out to be unarmed:

In one of them the man is black and was carrying an umbrella with a samurai-sword handle.

In the other he is white and was using a rake in his friend’s garden late at night (the report came from a nursing home).

Both seem to have gone similarly.


#15

The Met police weren’t involved so both are still alive?


#16

Two didgeridoos make a didgeridon’t.


#17

Or, perhaps, didgeridon’ts.
@vrplumber beat me to it!


#18

There is a didgeridoo and there is a didgeridon’t. There is no didgeritry.


#19

Yes, I know that it was in England. But I still think it’s weird to panic about somebody having weapons if they aren’t even doing anything with them. I just don’t automatically assume that people are causing problems.


#20

A hipster with an Australian wind instrument is a didgeridude.