Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is That a Mug in Your Pocket?

I think folks in Stillwater need a primer on identifying weapons.

A man carrying a black coffee mug appears to be responsible for shutting down Stillwater Area High School on Tuesday morning.

The school was placed in lockdown about 8:15 a.m. after police received a report of a man wearing a ski mask and possibly carrying a handgun near the school. About 20 officers from Oak Park Heights, Stillwater and Washington County searched the area and found no tracks in the snow or other signs of the man, said Oak Park Heights Police Chief Brian DeRosier.

While officers were searching, a county sheriff's deputy and a Stillwater officer reported that while driving to work, they saw an "individual who they believed matched this description with what they believe was a black coffee cup in his hand," DeRosier said.



Hang on a minute. Black coffee mug? THAT'S PROFILING!!!1!!

Let's give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the mug looked like a weapon. They're out there...

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