October 26th, 2013 10:12 EST
Cop Fired After Shooting & Pepper Spraying Squirrel Inside Dollar General Store: Video
"A Tennessee police officer lost his job after he shot a squirrel inside a store.
It happened in Mountain City -- northeast of Johnson City.
According to police documents, now-former Officer Jody Putnam was inside a Dollar General Store when employees noticed the squirrel. Putnam apparently shot his firearm at the squirrel inside the store. When that didn`t work, he used another weapon; pepper spray."
I can`t imagine a situation where a cop would be justified in shooting a squirrel, certainly not inside a store when there are employees and customers inside.
The bumbling cop used every weapon at his disposal, a gun and pepper spray, fortunately the squirrel managed to escape.
If this moron faced off against a more dangerous adversary, say a burglar or a mugger, he would be toast.
Jody Putnam has been fired, and I hope he never finds a job where he has to deal with the public or animals.
Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes