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    Default Toronto Cop killed by drunken idiot in snow plow

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    this is how the morning started in my hometown. Just tragic. Listened to the story driving to work and the police chief just announced the officer died. Absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe how stupid people are.

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    A Toronto police officer is dead and another man is in hospital with gunshot wounds after the driver of a stolen snowplow went on a rampage in downtown Toronto early Wednesday.

    Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital with no vital signs following the early morning incident

    His death was confirmed by Toronto police Chief Bill Blair shortly before 10 a.m.

    The driver of the stolen snowplow was also taken to hospital after being shot by police at the end of the pursuit.

    The incident began around 4:15 a.m. when a barefoot man commandeered a snowplow at Dundas and Parliament Sts.

    Peter Tolias, the president of the snow removal company that owns the plow, described what followed as “a two-hour rampage” through city streets before police finally cornered the driver.

    Tolias said two of his crew were working beside the plow, a heavy duty Chevy pickup truck, when a “guy with no shoes” jumped in and sped off.

    “He was barefoot and just came running and jumped in,” said Tolias, 29.

    Tolias and general manager Richard Eros used the GPS tracking system on the truck to help police trail it as it sped west, smashing into at least 15 parked cars.

    “He was on a two-hour rampage. Nobody could stop him,” said Tolias, adding that at one point, he almost cornered the stolen plow himself.

    Eros spent the pre-dawn hours giving police a moving fix on the plow using the GPS.

    Just after 6 a.m., there was a confrontation at Avenue and Davenport Rds., which left Russell critically injured.

    Eros said the thief had smashed into a roadblock, hitting a police cruiser full on.

    Initially, police were “just going to wait til he parked,” Tolias said of the runaway stolen plow, but when the officer was injured, “it turned into a chase to get this guy.”

    The pursuit ended on Keele St. near Humberside, where the snowplow driver was shot by police after crashing the vehicle into a garbage truck.

    A second officer was injured during that confrontation.

    Pierpaolo Miele, a 23-year-old plumber, said he was driving south on Keele St. when he saw the plow moving erratically.

    The plow hit his car, said Miele, and then the garbage truck and stopped. Police jumped from their cruisers, which had been nine or 10 metres behind, and opened fire. The plow operator started to drive away and then stopped, Miele said.

    It was not immediately clear how badly the driver of the snowplow had been injured. Witnesses said he was shot at least once and possibly as many as three times.

    Paramedics were working on him for some time before he was taken away in an ambulance to St. Michael’s Hospital.

    The Special Investigations Unit, which examines police incidents involving injury, has taken over the investigation.

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    Ban snowplows!




    Really though. Tragic.
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    What? Why? What? Why?

    And a police officer is dead because some asshole wanted to wreak havoc in a snowplow? Fuck me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    What? Why? What? Why?

    And a police officer is dead because some asshole wanted to wreak havoc in a snowplow? Fuck me.
    basically some barefooted guy jumped into a snowplow as a crew was doing some work that the machine couldn't get to. He drives off and hits a bunch of cars. One of the hit cars was a cab, the driver gets out (thinking it was an accident) to get the guys info and the moron drives right at him and smashes into his cab again. He then goes on a rampage through the city smashing into parked cars. It sounds like the cops had a roadblock but the moron drives right through it and hits a cop (and kills him). He's caught a little later on and finally stops after he's shot. I wish we didn't need a trial. We should hang this guy tonight outside of city hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    basically some barefooted guy jumped into a snowplow as a crew was doing some work that the machine couldn't get to. He drives off and hits a bunch of cars. One of the hit cars was a cab, the driver gets out (thinking it was an accident) to get the guys info and the moron drives right at him and smashes into his cab again. He then goes on a rampage through the city smashing into parked cars. It sounds like the cops had a roadblock but the moron drives right through it and hits a cop (and kills him). He's caught a little later on and finally stops after he's shot. I wish we didn't need a trial. We should hang this guy tonight outside of city hall.
    I got all that. I read the article you posted. Yet I was still asking myself after reading it, WHY???? HOW???? WHY?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    I got all that. I read the article you posted. Yet I was still asking myself after reading it, WHY???? HOW???? WHY?????
    hope you're not expecting an answer on why from me. It's pure insanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    hope you're not expecting an answer on why from me. It's pure insanity.
    I would hope you wouldn't know why. Definitely insanity at it's finest(worst)
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    hope you're not expecting an answer on why from me. It's pure insanity.
    Ask Sisca.

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    But seriously though, that is messed up.

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    Did they atleast taze the guy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Did they atleast taze the guy?
    from the sounds of it he caught a couple of bullets. Not nearly enough in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    http://livenews.thestar.com/Event/Wh...w_this_morning

    this is how the morning started in my hometown. Just tragic. Listened to the story driving to work and the police chief just announced the officer died. Absolutely ridiculous. I can't believe how stupid people are.
    Did I miss something? Where does it mention that he was drunk???
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabomiro View Post
    Did I miss something? Where does it mention that he was drunk???
    the star was really short on details in the story, the drunk part was mentioned by several witnesses that the local news radio station spoke to. This guy also just missed killing a cab driver as well.

    I think the Star was just trying to stick to known facts and those got really hard to come by the second the SIU got involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    the star was really short on details in the story, the drunk part was mentioned by several witnesses that the local news radio station spoke to. This guy also just missed killing a cab driver as well.

    I think the Star was just trying to stick to known facts and those got really hard to come by the second the SIU got involved.
    Ok Thanks.

    Soooo, for all we know this guy could have mental problems or just be hecked up on goofballs.
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