Thursday FGS

| February 13, 2020

1903 Springfield in 30.06

‘Erratic’ coyote put down after attacking two men and a dog in York County
A Pennsylvania Game Commission warden called the incident “isolated,” as coyotes are typically very elusive and wary of people.

Ted Czech
A coyote displaying “erratic behavior” by attacking two men and a dog in Newberry Township this week was killed Tuesday by a resident, according to a Pennsylvania Game Commission warden.

The coyote carcass was submitted to a lab for testing, the results of which may be released this week. In light of the animal’s behavior, it’s possible it was rabid, according to Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau.

“I think that’s certainly a possibility, especially since we’re dealing with multiple incidents and possibly the same animal,” he said.

Coyotes live in all of the state’s 67 counties, but typically are wary of people and their dwellings, although they are known to attack livestock and pets, Lau said.

“Its behavior is completely uncharacteristic of coyotes that we usually deal with … it’s erratic behavior,” said Amy Nabozny, a warden with the Game Commission in Huntingdon County. “For them to approach humans is not something we see.”

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Read the rest here: York Daily Record

Kingsport Police Blotter: Bounty hunter, city man exchange gunfire in Lynn Garden

KINGSPORT — A brief exchange of gunfire took place at a Lynn Garden laundromat last week when two bounty hunters confronted a 37-year-old man they were searching for.

According to an incident report from the Kingsport Police Department, officers responded to the Soapy Sudz Coin Laundry on Lynn Garden Drive around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Two bounty hunters for Volunteer Bonding Company — Jerry Rector and Ty Schneider — told police they were looking for Daniel McGuire of Kingsport.

The two men told police they went inside the laundromat and saw McGuire, then stepped outside to talk briefly and make sure they had their handcuffs. However, according to the report, McGuire walked outside, pulled a pistol from his waistband and aimed it at one of the bounty hunters.

Rector told police he drew his firearm and shot at McGuire, who then ran away, firing his weapon. Schneider said he pulled his firearm and tried to open fire but his ammunition was not loaded properly.

A woman at the scene told police she saw McGuire draw a pistol and point it at the two bounty hunters. The case has since been turned over to the KPD detective division.

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Read the rest here: Times News

Robber gets away after shootout with store manager at Macon restaurant
When the masked man pulled the register from the front counter, the store manager went back to the front of the store with a gun, a news

MACON, Ga. — The man who robbed a Macon restaurant on Saturday got away after a shootout with the restaurant’s store manager.

That’s according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The release says it happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Moon’s Wings & Seafood restaurant located at 4191 Mercer University Drive.

It was reported that a masked man went inside the restaurant with a gun and then the store manager ran to the back of the restaurant.

When the masked man pulled the register from the front counter, the store manager went back to the front of the store with a gun, the release says.

The manager and the masked man shot at each other and then the robber ran away with the register. He was last seen running to the back parking lot, according to the release.

The manager was not hurt, but it is unknown if the robber was injured.

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More range time, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. ‘In the wind’ isn’t what we’re looking for.

Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Federalist No. 46
James Madison (Publius)
January 29, 1788

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    The Acme Inc is not gonna be happy that someone kilt their best customer.

    Range time my azz! The KeystoneKop Bounty hunter needs more loading instruction.

    Maconga has become the Chitcongo of the South. Per capita has the same robbery, shooting, murder rate. Subway Sammich Shops rival Family/General Dollar as the mark of choice. The Moon’s was just a target of opportunity. The regional mall in that area went to crap because of all of the crime there. The last major retailer there announced it’s departure recently.

    Good to see the quotes back. Thanks!

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    The “bounty hunters” sound like a real pair of rocket surgeons.

    Nice 1903. I wouldn’t mind adding an original model to the safe contents. On the other hand, my 1903A3* is a rifle I prefer to shoot in winter, when I’m wearing both a sweater and a jacket.

    * Before that fateful day when I misjudged the buoyancy of my weapons on a lake whose name I just can’t seem to remember.

  3. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    Are you sure you’re not mixing up parts of two stories, the PA coyote and the two bounty hunters?
    The two hunters sound more like two Wile E Coyotes being hunted.

    That PA coyote…four legged? Or two legged? Most two legged coyotes don’t operate that far north and east.

    • Hondo says:

      Yes, the North American coyote is indeed now found in PA – as well as the other 47 CONUS states, much of southern/western Canada, and much of Alaska. It’s made a huge comeback since 1900.

      Here’s a map detailing just how well the coyote has rebounded over the last 120 years:

      It’s a quite large image, so I’m posting the link rather than embedding the graphic.

      The map is from this article:

      If I read that correctly, the only state in the USA where the coyote isn’t now found is Hawaii.

      From personal observation, I’d trust the map. I personally observed a coyote crossing the road at Redstone Arsenal sometime in the 1990s during AT. Since I’d spent several years in the Southwest before that date, at the time I knew precisely what a coyote looked like.