Police in Standoff with Gun-Toting Doll

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After reading this story, I'm a little ashamed to admit how much I loved living in Ohio. A guy in Springfield wanted to play a practical joke on his cousin, so he put a dummy in a redneck jacket and old jeans on her porch and put a shotgun in its arms. Apparently it's pretty common in Springfield for handless gunmen to sit around on porches because the cousin thought it was a real person, freaked out, and called 911. 

Reasons this story is pretty funny:

1. I'm pretty sure it's set in the Simpsons hometown.

2. The sheriff's name is Gene Kelly. (Fun fact: the original Gene Kelly was from Pittsburgh)

3. The cousin is charged with "inducing a panic," a misdemeanor in Clark County, Ohio.

4. The police actually attempted to negotiate with the dummy before realizing it was plastic.

(Editor's Note: We at Bro Council are very surprised that our very own Pat hasn't been arrested for something like this yet. It's only a matter of time.)

[Source - CNN Blogs]

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Kristin

Kristin is a law school graduate, former college swimmer, and in a past job, worked on the launch of KFC's Double Down. You're welcome, America.