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Published:June 3rd, 2011 00:59 EST

Trigger-Happy Cop Shoots Concrete Alligator

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A police officer in Independence, Mo., who thought he was killing an alligator on the loose, discovered he had shot a life-size concrete lawn ornament.


Several officers approached the concrete alligator with their guns drawn, but only one trigger-happy Barney Fife fired a couple of rounds.


The cop who fired at the alligator should be fired - alligators have as much right to live as dim-witted cops.

The Keystone Kop impersonator should be replaced by a concrete cop.

The homeowner, Rick Sheridan, keeps the concrete alligator to discourage trespassers. It sure as hell beats putting up a concrete cop; I don`t think anybody in Independence respects the police department.

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