Last night in Southern California there was a 2 hour police pursuit followed by a 4 hour standoff. The lack of respect that this man had for the requirements of TV production was appalling. The last station covering this important event had to cut away at Midnight for a re-run of Blue Bloods,
Police called in SWAT which boxed him in. Canine Officers were at the ready. They flooded the car with smoke and turned a fire hose on him.
While the man had used his 45 Caliber to shoot at Police, the Standoff was clearly mishandled. With the pursuit ending just a short freeway drive from Hollywood, why didn’t the Police call in some action heroes with their steroid and computer enhanced bodies to put an end to this madness? Why in the world didn’t the Police reach out to proven effective heroes such as Angelina Jolie, Sylvester Stallone, Pam Greer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Liam Neeson or OJ Simpson.