From Talking Points Memo:
A Washington, D.C., police detective has been put on desk duty after pulling out his gun during a snowball fight Saturday.
The off-duty detective, whose name has not been released, was driving past a snowball fight in the city when his Hummer was hit by snowballs. He allegedly stopped the car, got out, and took out his gun. He also pulled out a walkie-talkie and called for backup.
Most of the incident was caught on video and quickly posted to YouTube.
[2:04 p.m. – 12/20/2009] – Black D.C. Cop Pulls Gun In Snowball Fight
From the Washington City Paper:
According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above with gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as a police officer. He calmed down once his fellow uniformed cop arrived. Apparently, someone called 911 to report a man with gun. The snowball fight had been well hyped on Twitter.
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