Cowboys don’t wait for the cavalry!

Mother always told us to put our toys away. “Look what happens when you don’t,” she’d admonish. The real story about the one-time one hour and 46 minute police delay was that the offended party brought the situation entirely upon himself “[Waiting for the Cavalry,” Sept. 11 Xpress].

First off, what is a grown man doing with a BB gun sitting out on his front porch? I cannot be the only person thinking this.

Next off, if Andrew Fletcher had simply called the police from the get-go instead of playing vigilante, none of this ever would have happened to him or his housemate.

There are times when we bite off more than we can chew. In his haste to smear the Asheville Police Department, the offended party managed to make himself look like a crybaby vigilante. If it’s OK to hunt a criminal down and attempt to reclaim your property, then don’t come a cryin’ when you find yourself in the exact situation that requires human habitats to have police.

Next time, when your toy gets stolen, think it through, weigh the risks and rewards, and make the smart choice. Call the people you were busy tweeting about while your housemate lay pistol-whipped in your living room.

— Ted Apy-Tuhiso
Asheville

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  1. James

    Thanks so much for clearing this up for everyone. Otherwise, the rest of us may have come to the obviously incorrect conclusion that the problem here was theft of property and ineffective police response. But you have helped us all see that the real problem is, infact, adults who own BB guns. If only Mr. Fletcher had known better than to keep his personal possesions on his porch this sad event could have been avoided. I now know, thanks to you, that i should not be concerned with the fact that a child had a gun, or even that the same child was stealing. Obviously the real problem is the audacity of Mr. Fletcher to even own somthing that a this young criminal would be interested in stealing. A grown man with a BB gun….. What IS this world coming to.

    Again, thank you for helping me to understand.

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