Prank Caller Phones in Fake Police Shooting, Singlehandedly Revives Argument in Favor of Modern Stocks

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This man will think twice before peeing in public again.
Lawmen in the medieval times get a bad rap. Sure they went overboard with the disembowling. But when it came to petty criminals, 11th-century folk knew how to prevent repeat offenders: Just put 'em in the stocks.

That's the punishment that should be meted out to the Port Angeles man or woman who called in a fake police shooting on Saturday night. In light of the recent murders of four officers in Lakewood and Seattle cop Timothy Brenton, when Port Angeles PD heard of an "officer-involved shooting" at a Chinese restaurant they brought the cavalry, including the county Sheriff and Border Patrol.

After they found out it was a hoax, Port Angeles opened a criminal investigation. Here's hoping they catch the person responsible. Then sentence them to weeks of public humiliation, rotten tomatoes to the face and taunts from small children.

 
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