It’s hard to be a cop. Of that I have no doubt. I’m sure they go through extensive training to help them deal with situations like suicidal jumpers, barricaded wackos and hostage takers. And while I’ve certainly never had that kind of training, I feel confident in saying that this isn’t how cops are taught to handle the hostage scenario up here. Or maybe anywhere else. From the video description: “demonstrating the effective use of the shotgun to precisely end a hostage situation by placing the front sight on the ear of the hostage taker and allowing HALF the normal pattern to strike the hostage taker in the cranio-ocular cavity, and leaving the hostage unscathed.”
Thanks to AI member Zaldivarbigboy for tipping us off to the video via Liveleak.com and providing a partial translation:
The guy is demostrating his skills with his personal shotgun and goes on to say he knows his gun and the patterns it can produce so he is confident in taking a shot at a hostage taker with a shotgun from distace. The same guy procedes to take the shot with a real live hostage as a demostration…then goes on to say I normally can land the group further from the head of the hostage but this is fast reaction time so the shot was closer to the hostage than I wanted. He asks the hostage actor if he was hit and or ok.
Makes you wonder how much they had to pay the guy acting as the hostage. Or what he did to deserve that duty. And also what it took to clean his shorts. As the Mythbusters lawyers make the hosts say, don’t try this at home. Ever.