A platoon sized element of cops who are in military camouflage catch an escaped convict. This is only the ones who were there when he was caught. Our police ARE the military that the founders worried about.

All of that for one guy who stole a 10/22. Happy switches, a hundred thousand dollars worth of NODs, and a million bucks in overtime.

It’s easy to run around in the woods wearing camo and play soldier. Yeah, I know a lot of those guys are probably veterans, but still. A lot of guys watched this and took note of the time & manpower necessary to locate one guy. A guy who doesn’t speak English, has no resources, no family or friends in the area, armed only with a .22 rimfire, and no military training.

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Olguy · September 13, 2023 at 8:37 pm

Achmed who?
Where in the middle east?
Blurry ain’t it?
“Doe-mestic …Law Enforcement”

Everybody wants to be a Operator..
Chicks dig it.

    Divemedic · September 13, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Nope. He was the escaped prisoner illegal immigrant who escaped a PA jail.

Big Ruckus D · September 13, 2023 at 8:56 pm

Shades of the Christopher Dorner incident in LA, with probably even more resources committed for a far less capable guy.

I think it’s scared…

Jonesy · September 13, 2023 at 11:39 pm

Just a byproduct of modern “policing”. And an excuse to use every toy in the closet that’s been handed to them them through the DLA program, where the government gets rid of excess/unused military equipment. Mayberry and state agencies are all too happy to scoop that stuff up, and federal agencies have a near unlimited budget.

Extra points if that pic shows multiple departments, agencies, etc. They are color coordinated to a T.

TheLastOfTheAmericans · September 14, 2023 at 1:25 am

It cracks me up that for two days a poor illegal immigrant wearing rags: outwitted and outran two helicopters, countless dogs, a platoon of monkeys in camo, and all the night vision and thermal a giant budget can buy…in what, about a mile radius? With a perimeter around him?

Hell I wonder what the avgas\flying hours cost alone. Those birds were up all night, both nights.

He must be the Latino version of Awnold in Predator. So basically…his is The Predator. (Don’t get any ideas Hollywood….)

BadFrog · September 14, 2023 at 1:25 am

That second picture reminds me of Rambo where the National Guard are called out

TCK · September 14, 2023 at 1:53 am

Eh, the amount of manpower is arguably justified here what with the escapee being a known murderer and suspected serial killer.

Dressing up like they’re about to go raid the Taliban was pretty excessive though.

    Rick · September 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    The man who first came up with the idea for SWAT has publicly stated his deep regret of having done so. And why not, modern policing is a monster terrorizing the country.

    This gives credence to the old adage, You give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.

Danny · September 14, 2023 at 9:18 am

“Our police ARE the military that the founders worried about.”

Yes, agreed – and I noticed this trend beginning in the mid or late 1980s. SWAT teams, armored vehicles, personnel in armor all carrying long guns, etc. From there it has gone full military in spite of the various costumes they sport. I believe the comment above “they’re scared” seems accurate. And the posing for photos with the dogs and the bad guy subdued? Wow – just wow.

Gerry · September 14, 2023 at 9:33 am

Convicted and jailed for a murder here and Brazil wants him for a double murder there.
Escaped, broke into homes and stole vehicles while at large.
A little more than stealing a .22

    Divemedic · September 14, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Not the point. One dude in a country that he is a stranger in, doesn’t know the customs or the language. Unarmed. Untrained. No friends, allies, or support. Took a more than company of troops with the best equipment money can buy, complete with air support, days to catch.

    Now extrapolate that to ask yourself what will happen when and if they declare guns to be illegal and 0.01% of gun owners decide that no, they aren’t going to turn in shit and decide to actively resist instead. That’s 10,000 pissed off gun owners. How many cops, how much time? Now what happens if it is 1% of gun owners, and some of them are cops feeding the others information? Or are trained soldiers? Now you have a million pissed off gun owners with intel, friends, and skills who also have the ability to blend into the general population.

    Now tell me that me and my AR-15 can’t fight back.

      TheLastOfTheAmericans · September 14, 2023 at 5:25 pm

      How many more like this guy are currently running around in the country? A thousand? A hundred thousand?

      Or millions? If it took that much manpower and time to catch one…woof. Big Trouble In Little America. As easy as it is to crap on the cops on the internet, I am thinking about the other problem….millions of illegals and how many dudes it took to catch one of them.

      Gerry · September 15, 2023 at 8:36 am

      On that point we are in full agreement.

Rob · September 14, 2023 at 9:33 am

Is there a DA in PA who will charge him, after this expensive “manhunt?”

Anonymous · September 14, 2023 at 10:28 am

First thing that came to mind was that scene in The Usual Suspects.
Kevin Pollack in his auto shop, reaching for a hanky to wipe his hands before being cuffed.
“Sure you brought enough guys?”

Andrew · September 14, 2023 at 11:10 am

All I can think of is that scene from The Usual Suspects.
Kevin Pollack (Hockney) confronted by the NYPD at the beginning.
“Are you sure you brought enough guys?”

Aesop · September 14, 2023 at 1:51 pm

There’s a reason someone with really minimal training took them five years to capture.
And that some people never get got.

They’re just not that good at manhunts.

But as Ron White said about being thrown out of a bar:
There were six bouncers. I didn’t know how many of them it would take to throw me out. But I knew how many of them they were going to use.

Dan · September 14, 2023 at 2:05 pm

Looks like a reunion picture… quite unprofessional… this was serious stuff, even if it was one little guy and a .22… but to treat it like a sports event that everyone gets their picture taken is a joke.. heck, the police dog that got him should have been the photo not all the weekend warriors. one of the previous comments was right, it does look like “First Blood”

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