Suicidal Subject With a Gun Taken Into Custody

Breaking NewsA suicidal man with a gun kept law enforcement on alert for over an hour this evening in the Carlotta area. According to scanner traffic, the man was speaking with emergency dispatch while officers surrounded a residence he was in. The man claimed to be only in his boxers. He then told dispatch that he was getting dressed, including putting on a jacket (the temperature was near 70°F.)

Eventually, he insisted on coming out with a beer, a cigarette, and his cell phone in his hands. The dispatcher tried to persuade him to put the items down. But the man insisted. The officer in charge told emergency dispatch to tell the man to keep his hands up and he could carry the items.

The man came out at last and was taken into custody just before 8 p.m.



  • sharpen your pencil

    I’ll be the one to say it, good job LEO’S. No one wants to say anything when it goes well, but everyone will definitely have something to say when it goes bad.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Not entirely true. I have seen the police thanked before and I have thanked them before and I thank them now. Mostly friends of the alleged perps or the suspects themselves will post a bunch of crap about sure, he killed people but if only you knew him.

      What we see in the Charlotte tapes is a rush to execution. Cops were on an imaginary accelerated timeline and when their anxiety clock chimed: bang, bang. What was the rush? Guy’s wife was right there. Surround him and let her talk to him. Locally, Cheri L. Moore was executed because the SWAT team ran out of patience. Chief Mills is patient to a fault, but he tries to save lives.

  • Well done!! I hope he gets better.

  • The dispatcher and the police did an excellent job is talking the man out of suicide and deescalating the situation.
    Kudos for a job well done.

  • I know law enforcement has been under fire across the entire country, but i would like to thank our local cops and firefighters for all they do. Including especialy cal fire! Not many of us could do their jobs. Think about it. Could you? Not me.😘

  • Thank god our officers didn’t kill him. So many folks seek the help of police when someone is having a breakdown and it goes horribly wrong. Good work, officers.

  • Well they could have let him drink his beer have a smoke, before they cuff and stuff and kick him in the gut.
    He lucky they didn’t machine gun and hand grenade him for a while.

  • Ah, (sigh) always good when situation deescalates & hopefully the man can get through this with help. Thanks LEOS for a job well done.

  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    Sad when life’s pressures cause someone to feel there is no hope.

    Good he’s OK.

  • As a parent of an emotionally disturbed son, I am and have been happy with Leo’s response. They have my respect for a job I wouldn’t do. They are constantly victimised and disrespected. Hats off to them.

  • At least they did not summarily execute the mentally ill man

  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    What happens to people that get 5150?

    Are they forced medicated?

    How long are they kept?

    Do people talk to them or are they just locked up?

  • We’ll be seeing more & more of these cases if the cigarette-ecig tax measure goes into effect.
    Smoking or nicotine, or both, alleviates neurological issues, shitzophrenia, and many other issues. The govts can’t carry out their hate campaign if they release the info. Follow the money

    • Honeydew Bridge Chump

      Smoking stops people from going crazy?
      I’ve never heard that, but maybe you’re on to something.

      I’m curious as to what happens when someone is 5150.

      • Lost Croat Outburst

        Comedian and somewhat recent Irish immigrant, Dennis Leary had a whole comedic shtick when he started out about how many assassins, like the people who shot Reagan and Lennon, were former nicotine addicts. His idea was that if nicotine kept you from being homicidally insane, then go ahead on it. It’s the better alternative. Personally, I think the tobacco wars are getting a bit overdone. Yeah, it stinks (literally and figuratively) as a recreational drug, but if adults love it and pay for their catastrophic medical care through reasonable taxes, then what can you do? Punitive taxes just to jerk people around bother me. Throwing your damn filters into the environment should be heavily fined.

      • There are too many environmental & dna factors to arrive at a solid conclusion, but it’s a good question.
        We do know that Lung cancer, PTSD, allergies and flu’s have all skyrocketed since the bans & higher taxes became common politics.
        It may not prevent, but it does alleviate.

  • Whew! Glad that ended peacefully

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