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Monday, September 27, 2010

Washington Man’s Demand For Baseball Card Leads to 5-Hour Police Standoff

59-year old Postal Worker causes standoff with SWAT Team after threatening store clerk with a Samurai Sword to get baseball card. Shortly after the threat, the man returned to his castle, where he was bombarded by tear gas for 5-hours until surrendering to Washington police.

Recently, a suspended Washington postal worker was taken into custody after a dispute with a convenience store clerk over a baseball card turned ugly after the clerk refused to immediately return the card. The 59-year old man returned to the convenience store with a 3-foot sword threatening to the employee.

Am I the only one who wants to know what card it was?

Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2010 at 04:58 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: memorabilia

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   1. Joey B. Posted: September 27, 2010 at 07:17 PM (#3649667)
Washington, a samurai sword... I'd say at least a ninety percent chance of it being an Ichiro card.
   2. pthomas Posted: September 27, 2010 at 07:18 PM (#3649668)
Love this hilarious quote from the article....get out much?

"....police sent a SWAT team to the baseball carnoisseur's layer...."

Not sure what a "carnoisseur" is, but I guess the guy had chickens in the back yard.....
   3. Hack Wilson Posted: September 27, 2010 at 07:20 PM (#3649670)
David Mailman or Wally Post
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:03 PM (#3649694)
castle?
   5. Cuban X Senators Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:06 PM (#3649698)
Am I the only one who wants to know what card it was?

'79 Rob Picciolo (VG)
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:21 PM (#3649714)
Carl Yastrzemski with the big sideburns?
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:31 PM (#3649725)
the carnoisseur's layer


I believe it was for protection against meat-eating dinosaurs. The carnoisseur was a plant eating dinosaur with no external body armor. It had an extra layer of skin that shed when the creature was bitten, allowing it to escape. Male carnoisseurs would surround the female while she was laying her eggs, in order to protect her. Several years ago, scientists found footprints of such a scene in Mongolia, where careful reconstruction showed that the heroic males were able to to defend the female by retreating to an ever-smaller circle until the attacking allosaurus was distracted by what researchers believe was a 1952 Topps Gus Zernial.
   8. Ron Johnson Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:44 PM (#3649737)
#7 I believe it all except the Zernial bit. Everybody knows you need a DiMaggio for defensive purposes.
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: September 27, 2010 at 08:46 PM (#3649739)
Clearly he's the last card collector in America to find out about Strasburg's injury.
   10. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 09:09 PM (#3649759)
What a Fu*k Face!
   11. jwb Posted: September 27, 2010 at 09:20 PM (#3649774)
I think being a carnoisseur includes having an unhealthy attraction to Diane Ladd.
   12. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 09:44 PM (#3649796)
Negotiators asked the man to come out using a loud speaker and bombarded his home with tear gas, in response the man threw the tear gas back onto the street.
This just killed me. I love the idea of the SWAT team standing there, launching tear gas, only to have to come bouncing back at them 10 seconds later. It's like something out of a movie.
   13. ckash Posted: September 27, 2010 at 10:11 PM (#3649817)
Thanks to jwb, I followed the link and discovered that the hottie who played Gwendolyn Pierce on Charles in Charge is 50 years old!!!!
   14. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 27, 2010 at 10:29 PM (#3649838)
#13: Yeah, but she still looks as dashing as ever.
   15. phredbird Posted: September 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM (#3649859)
launching tear gas, only to have to come bouncing back at them 10 seconds later.


how often does this really happen? whenever i see it in a movie, i think 'oh sure, more hollywood stuff.'
   16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 11:42 PM (#3649882)
#13: Yeah, but she still looks as dashing as ever.


Tinyurl? There's basically zero chance that isn't an Albright link...
   17. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM (#3649883)
a suspended Washington postal worker


Always with the stereotypes, these people.
   18. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 27, 2010 at 11:47 PM (#3649885)
Wow, the video is great.

The guy who got threatened has a neck tattoo.
   19. Something Other Posted: September 28, 2010 at 06:06 AM (#3650073)
I think being a carnoisseur includes having an unhealthy attraction to Diane Ladd.
There's no such thing as an unhealthy attraction to Diane Ladd.

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