Meet (former) Contra Costa County Deputy Kyle Rowland. In his spare time, he works as a blues crooner and harmonica player. Last Friday night though, police allege that he got himself kicked out of a party and returned with a pair of guns.
He promptly popped off a couple of caps and some of the more sober partygoers “subdued” him. Kyle resisted. It only went downhill from there for our blonde bozo. The alpha males present emptied an entire #10 can of whoopass on him. Hence Irresponsible (former) Gun Owner of the Day Kyle Rowland’s mug shot taken shortly thereafter.
As you’d expect, the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office had no sense of humor about the incident. Word of Kyle’s arrest reached them, and they promptly fired him before his eye quit bleeding. Even worse for our would-be future deputy, Sacramento’s finest charged the now-former lawman with attempted murder. Which leaves us to wonder if penitentiaries in California can order harmonicas for the inmates. Or perhaps, Kyle will take up playing other instruments in his immediate future.
Let’s face it: Some people probably shouldn’t have guns and Kyle’s one of them.
From the San Fran Chronicle:
An off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy and blues musician was arrested and later fired after shooting a handgun outside a party in Sacramento, authorities said Monday.
Kyle Rowland, 23, a rookie deputy who lives in Sacramento and recently started commuting to his new job in the Bay Area, was attending a small gathering late Thursday at a home in his downtown neighborhood. He left the party briefly, possibly after a dispute, only to return after midnight with two firearms, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
His return to the party created a “disturbance” and a confrontation ensued between Rowland and others at the house, police said. During the ruckus, Rowland fired a handgun “multiple times,” police said.
“Thankfully no one was struck by the gunfire,” said Officer Matthew McPhail. “One of the people at the party immediately intervened and attempted to physically restrain him, which is a pretty courageous thing to do if you’re not armed.”
“A pretty courageous thing to do if you’re not armed,” Officer McPhail observed correctly.
Thank goodness America raises courageous young men willing and able to rise to the occasion to deal with irresponsible idiots.