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Taking Large BB-sized Bites Out of Crime

Posted by Rick · August 8th, 2005 · No Comments

According to the Fresno Bee, what’s required to get law enforcement agencies to do their jobs these days is lots of media attention.

Someone apparently shot a BB gun at a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears this past weekend.

Though the shooting “doesn’t even rise to the level of assault with a deadly weapon,” Knudson added, sheriff’s dispatch operators received nearly two dozen phone calls from news organizations following the incident. — BB gun shooting at Britney Spears sighting gets on “front burner” (August 8, 2005) The Fresno Bee.

Sources were unable to verify reports that it was just another photographer who wanted the spot.

Meanwhile, whatever other crimes the diverted detective might have been investigating will be moved to page F-27 of the paper until someone can be assigned to work on them again.

Special thanks to Bob Marcotte for pointing out the Fresno Bee article.

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