When Book Dealers Go Bad

The Video:

Santa Fe police have released a video of a man they say shot up one of two mobile photo-enforcement speed-monitoring SUVs earlier this month.

The Aftermath:

He’s a 63-year-old book dealer, lives about three miles from the scene of the crime and has no criminal history except speeding tickets. Instead of surrendering to police when they showed up at his north-side home this week with an arrest warrant, he led them on a chase through downtown Santa Fe with a television news helicopter hovering overhead.

The Explanation:

Powell told police Monday that he was no fan of the speed SUV, especially when it was parked at the Bishops Lodge Road location near his residence where, after dark, bright lights flash from the vehicle to illuminate license plates on passing vehicles.

Best part? He went to a Quaker school.

Police apprehend suspect in speed SUV shooting [Santa Fe New Mexican, via Redmanlaw]

“O.K., Cyn, just put the gun down. There. Now just back away slowly and keep your hands where we can see them.”

I’d be calling a SWAT team if it was Cyn.

Sometimes, after years of collating incunables with no pagination whatsoever and trying to determine if they are complete, one just snaps. I feel his pain.

@ManchuCandidate: “you’ll never take me alive, copper!”

Seriously, within the past 10 days I’ve had two friends, both around my age, OD (accidentally or not, we don’t know) on pills and booze. It gives one pause.

The gearhead in me identifies the car as an Audi A4 or A6 … the logical me wonders why you would shoot out a camera that is taping you and your car while you shoot out said camera?

@ManchuCandidate: Cyn: “Don’t send any family men!”

@Mistress Cynica: We’re very sorry to hear about your friends. The circumstances of their deaths must be very unsettling.

Listening to Mozart’s Requiem in D minor at the moment, btw.

@redmanlaw: Did you know Mozart’s pupil finished that piece? Sussmeyer, I think his name was … it was almost all there but he had to add maybe an oboe part – I forget that detail. An amazing work.

@blogenfreude: I wanna see Mozart’s hologram conduct that piece, coming on stage yelling “What the fuck is up?” with a THUG LIFE tat over his six pack and saggy breeches. “Buckles on my shoes is BRASS, MUTHAFUCKAS – THA BETTER TO KICK. YOUR. AZZZZZ!

Next thing you know, he’s starting a rolling meth lab, taking out the local distributor, taking out the regional distributor, eluding the Mexican cartels, and whatever happens in the season Netflix won’t let me have yet.

@redmanlaw: Turns out that was just a simple projection on a clear plastic scrim. The third dimension was added by an audience of stoned Coachellers.

@redmanlaw: Pretty tough town you got there, where librarians are packing heat and shooting up cop cars. What happens of you return a book late? Gitmo?

I’m sure it will surprise no one that we had a similar shooting a few years ago here in AZ. Only, the speed SUV was occupied and the asshole killed the guy.

Add a Comment
Please log in to post a comment