June 27, 2014
In a hilariously embarrassing move, a police officer mistakenly fired his rifle Wednesday morning while in a Miami courthouse in front of a judge.
CBS Miami Reported on the incident:
A Miami-Dade Police Officer, according to police, was demonstrating a scenario to a judge during a training exercise on the 30th floor of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when he accidentally fired a single shot from his department-issued rifle, an AR-15.
The bullet hit the floor, leaving a hole about the size of a fingertip in the carpet near a sofa in the hallway.
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Luckily none of the many children that were in this family courthouse were injured by this officer's incompetence.
The courthouse has a rule that all cops must put their weapons in gun lockers if they are there on personal business.
However, this officer was there on a training exercise. Maybe he was training folks on how NOT to handle an AR-15.
Had this been a citizen instead of a cop, he probably would have never made it out of the building alive, despite it being an accident.
The media would have likely released a statement about how a "lone gunman began shooting up the courthouse but was heroically taken down by police on the scene."