25 August 2014

What?? They Didn't Hunker in Place?

Troopers: McCarthy locals disarm man who showed up at lodge with gun

When a 33-year-old man reportedly showed up in the isolated town of McCarthy with a gun threatening to kill the owner of the McCarthy Lodge on Saturday afternoon, neighbors jumped into the fray, subduing him until Alaska State Troopers arrived.

No one was hurt in the incident, troopers said in an online dispatch.

... “A number of community members, it kind of floored me, said ‘don’t come out of the house. Lock your doors,' " [Neil Darish, the lodge owner] said. “And they were standing in the street, trying to disarm him.”

One man even walked down to the river with Pratt, talking with him and trying to get him to drop the gun, Darish said.

Community members held the man until troopers arrived.

Alaska. Gotta love it!

9 comments:

armedlaughing said...

But - that's dangerous! Someone could have been hurt!
:-)

gfa

Somewhere, here in the lower 49, we've lost THIS sense of community.

Rev. Paul said...

To quote the old Alaska bumper sticker, "We don't give a D*** how they do it in the Lower 48".

It may have been forced on the military, but it ain't our way.

PioneerPreppy said...

With such distances there is no way the cops and government can promote the helpless attitude they do down here in the lower 48. People wouldn't accept it at all I imagine. Down here they try and make it illegal to defend yourself.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, I concur. We're extremely fortunate & blessed to live in such a place where that doesn't happen.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Small town, everyone knows each other, and a feeling of community helps.

Rev. Paul said...

True, WSF, and the isolation is a factor, too.

Mjolnir said...

I miss Alaska...

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, Mjolnir. We have to get out of Anchorage at least once a month, to renew our acquaintance with it. :)

Mjolnir said...

:)