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06/01/2007 07:30 AM ID: 62793 Permalink   

Police Officer Mistakes Daughter for Intruder, Shoots Her

 

18-year-old Tasha Scott is in a critical but stable condition after her father mistook her for an intruder and shot her. Tasha was returning from a secret rendezvous with her boyfriend when she triggered a security light.

Her father, 41-year-old Eric Scott, a police officer, saw a figure in the basement and fired at it. After finding that the 'intruder' was his daughter Eric called 911. No charges have been filed over the incident.

"Mr. Scott was under the impression his daughter had gone to bed for the night. He did not expect his daughter to be outside or down in the basement," said said Capt. Thomas Rodia from the local police.

 
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  25 Comments
  
  Hmmm  
 
Shouldnt he have asked the intruder to identify herself...
 
  by: Eidron   06/01/2007 09:22 AM     
  Yeas  
 
You should always announce your position to armed intruders...
 
  by: Gogevandire   06/01/2007 09:29 AM     
  Typical  
 
Shoot first ask questions later, this guy doesn't have the brain cell count or common sense to be allowed a gun, let alone be allowed to be a cop!
 
  by: Maxx20     06/01/2007 09:33 AM     
  ...  
 
While I wouldn't have asked them to identify themselves I would have turned on the light and attempted to hold them there rather than just shoot.
 
  by: vgslag   06/01/2007 12:57 PM     
  @VG  
 
maybe its the sort of area where burglars kill people a lot?
With hindsight we know it was the wrong call, but the story could easily have been cop found shot dead in his basement and daughter found raped and murdered upstairs.
 
  by: Gogevandire   06/01/2007 01:07 PM     
  blah...  
 
This guy needs to go back to basic firearms training, he must have forgotten the part about identify the target.

Maybe this guy should train under the cop that used "marco pollo" to get the intruder to respond.
 
  by: splicer   06/01/2007 01:28 PM     
  I'm with Splicer  
 
He needs to go back and take the basic hunting safety course. If he couldn't tell the difference between a 18yr old hottie and a robber, he shouldn't be allowed a weapon.
 
  by: thunderb3   06/01/2007 02:08 PM     
  On a lighter note...  
 
I bet his daughter never sneaks out again, the consequences could be deadly.
 
  by: rehmasyde   06/01/2007 03:47 PM     
  LOL  
 
I love the news category at the source, "WTF(Weird Trivia & Facts)".
 
  by: Lurker     06/01/2007 04:00 PM     
  Who did the wrong thing?  
 
I'd have a big problem, if I was a jury member, saying that this guy was guilty of a crime. He has to live with this the rest of his life. Daughter on the other hand will undoubtedly never use the basement window again as entry into her father's house.
 
  by: scooter17   06/01/2007 06:26 PM     
  it never hurts to ask...  
 
... especially when you have a gun trained right on them. A simple "DON'T MOVE OR I WILL SHOOT" Would have prevented this accident nicely.
 
  by: kuhl   06/01/2007 06:34 PM     
  Don't Move..  
 
Yes! That's it! I see it unfolding in fromt of my eyes... "DON'T MOVE OR I'LL SHOOT!". BANG!.. dead off duty cop.
 
  by: scooter17   06/01/2007 07:55 PM     
  Maybe  
 
Weird but what is weird exactly, these days @ lurker. :)
 
  by: captainJane     06/01/2007 08:33 PM     
  Can you say?  
 
trigger-happy?
 
  by: the_one   06/01/2007 09:18 PM     
  being a cop  
 
is no excuse for not identifying a target before shooting... espeically if you do not live alone. Being that he was a cop, he should have a flashlight close to his gun, to at least give a quick burst of light to see what/who it was before pulling the trigger.
 
  by: glocksrock   06/01/2007 09:39 PM     
  @All  
 
My dad is an ex police officer. He told me of stories like this and how he wouldn't do that because he would yell freeze, halt, etc like a police officer normally would. This guy just firing = moron use your training DA (dumbass).
 
  by: GZadmin   06/01/2007 10:08 PM     
  If your dad is a trigger happy cop...  
 
... you should know better than to be sneaking in and out of the house or at least know how to not set off the security alarms. I'd have shot her too.
 
  by: crazedvampyress   06/02/2007 01:22 AM     
  good shot  
 
double tap
 
  by: Nastynewt   06/02/2007 03:49 AM     
  Guns don't kill people...  
 
Idiots with guns kill people, or wound their daughters
as may be the case.
 
  by: Mister crank     06/02/2007 04:33 AM     
  ...  
 

*tsk tsk* typical trigger happy cop.

 
  by: londonontguy   06/03/2007 04:06 AM     
  Sheez  
 
What a friggin mess. Cop made a bad call, the daughter did to. And a gun has no conscience, and can't do anything at all. DUH. It is the person behind it that does the judgement, DUH.
 
  by: wvcoalminer   06/03/2007 06:07 AM     
  The is gold!  
 
These kinds of antics belong to the Comedy Channel. Most officers hardly ever get to use their piece, he must've thought here's my one chance... Bang!
 
  by: Zmethod     06/03/2007 06:55 AM     
  ..  
 
glad to see cops are so much higher/better than regular citizens.
 
  by: robplatt   06/05/2007 06:08 PM     
  Smith & Wesson  
 
The original point-and-click interface.
 
  by: White Albino   06/05/2007 10:55 PM     
  @White Albino  
 
Nice I like that one!
 
  by: GZadmin   06/05/2007 11:05 PM     
 
 
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