Millis, MA — On Wednesday afternoon, a Millis police officer reported that his cruiser had crashed and was up in flames after an unidentified suspect opened fire on him.
By: Josh Mur
This article first appeared at ANTIMEDIA.
According to the part-time officer, whose name has remained classified for the duration of the investigation, he spotted a dark maroon truck driving the opposite direction on the other side of the road. The officer reported that as the pickup passed him, the suspect opened fire on his cruiser, causing the officer to wreck his car — which subsequently burst into flames.
After the officer’s report, Millis police immediately shut down local schools and launched a manhunt for a white male between ages 25-40 driving a red pickup truck. Several police units, K9 officers, a SWAT team, and a police helicopter were dispatched to search for the alleged suspect.
This scenario sounds like something out of an action movie, doesn’t it? That’s because it probably was. According to a statement released on Thursday by the Millis Police Department,
“An extensive search for ballistics evidence at and around the scene was also conducted. As a result of that search, the only ballistics evidence recovered was that belonging to the part-time officer.
Additionally, several interviews were conducted with the officer.
Upon conclusion of those interviews, and as a result of all other evidence, we have determined that the officer’s story was fabricated, specifically that he fired shots at his own cruiser as part of a plan to concoct a story that he was fired upon. The evidence indicates that the shots were not fired by a suspect and there is no gunman at-large in or around the town.”
In case the police statement is unclear, this rookie officer crashed his cruiser, exited the vehicle, shot at it with his own gun, and reported a dangerous gunman on the loose. Police are still investigating whether the fire was started intentionally or was a result of the crash.
The scenario doesn’t seem too “action movie-ish” in light of this information. In fact, it sounds more like something out of a cheesy Seth Rogen flick and is eerily similar to the plot of the comedy “Super Bad.”
The good news is that the 24-year-old rookie has been fired from the force. Now, if only we could have all the other dishonest police officers liquidated from departments across the nation.
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