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    I'm patrolling on ATV this morning. Beautiful ride; just after sun up, wild flowers in bloom, lots of scenic views of the rolling hills and farmland. It was a little on the cool side but it warmed up. I am totally serene and happy at this point.

    Anyway, about an hour into my patrol I feel a little pain on my chest. Then I feel it again and I realize something is biting me. I slap my chest several times and reach inside to pull out an undamaged yellow jacket. Apparently my body armor protected it from the beating I gave it. It didn't fare so well against the butt end of my baton, the vile beast.

    Long story short, my chest and throat tightened up for a little while, I have broken out in hives on my armpits, butt, and the back of my legs and my fingers and toes itch like crazy. I'm still waiting for the Benadryl I popped 45 minute ago to start working.

    I only hope when the time comes the armor protects me as well as it did the bee. The morale of the story boys and girls is to button the top button of your shirt before you ride.
    The only thing we have to fear is change itself.

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    If it was a Second Chance vest, would that qualify as a save for the yellow jacket?
    God made cops so firemen would have heroes.

    You do not greet Death; you punch him in the throat repeatedly as he drags you away.

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    • #3
      When I first read the title of this thread I was like WTF. But now I am kind of laughing at it. No offense or anything but its just kind of funny.


      Did the yellow jacket get shot or dismantled when you found out what it was. And also did you arrest it for assault on a police officer.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by toby101
        When I first read the title of this thread I was like WTF. But now I am kind of laughing at it. No offense or anything but its just kind of funny.


        Did the yellow jacket get shot or dismantled when you found out what it was. And also did you arrest it for assault on a police officer.
        What about using biological warfare on you?

        I got stung once beneath my knee during a traffic jam. It caused me to lift my foot off my brake and rear-end the car in front of me. Luckily there was no damage.


        Earlier this summer some girl put her car into a light post when she got distracted by a bee in her car and she was trying to swat at it.

        If hitting a dear is considered an act of God by the insurance company, why can't stinging/biting insects be considered acts of God?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Da Po-po
          If it was a Second Chance vest, would that qualify as a save for the yellow jacket?
          Actually it is a Second Chance vest, one of the ones with issues for that matter. Like i said, I hope it works as well for me if that day ever arrives.

          Originally posted by toby101
          When I first read the title of this thread I was like WTF. But now I am kind of laughing at it. No offense or anything but its just kind of funny.

          Did the yellow jacket get shot or dismantled when you found out what it was. And also did you arrest it for assault on a police officer.
          No offense taken. I half meant for the post to be humorous. The other half was me venting. I regretfully have to say that the yellow jacket is no longer with us. After surviving the initial assault he was place on the gas cap of my ATV and pounded into mush with the butt end of my baton. I'm afraid he got the last laugh though as I'm currently growing a third and fourth nipple.
          The only thing we have to fear is change itself.

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          • #6
            Oh My God, I am still laughing at this.


            I am one of those type of people who laugh at people when they get hurt in a funny way. And this qualifies for that.


            Keep in mind I sure hope the brass doesn't get after you for killing a yellow jacket with a baton. That would be classified under deadly force. I sure hope you don't have to go through the IA investigations.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by toby101
              When I first read the title of this thread I was like WTF. But now I am kind of laughing at it. No offense or anything but its just kind of funny.


              Did the yellow jacket get shot or dismantled when you found out what it was. And also did you arrest it for assault on a police officer.

              I beleive he pulled a Judge Dread and sentenced it to death
              THE OTHER PLACE...A Forum to get away to

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Photogrrlz
                I beleive he pulled a Judge Dread and sentenced it to death


                I can see it now, his friends are going to say that he was trying to change his life around. But just last this last weekend he was out doing crack and deciding on what bank to rob this week.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Migraman
                  I'm afraid he got the last laugh though as I'm currently growing a third and fourth nipple.
                  OK... you really need to stop. I'm getting turned on and it's only 4:15. All you need now are two butts and I'd be en route!
                  God made cops so firemen would have heroes.

                  You do not greet Death; you punch him in the throat repeatedly as he drags you away.

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                  • #10
                    I can feel your pain my Brother, I was taking the Police Motorcycle training last year. we were up in the woods for the off-road portion, yeah 800 lb Harleys ride nice in old firetrail single track. Well we were on top of a looong somewhat steep hill. The trainers and experiences guys went down slowly one a t atime. I was off to the side of the trail and BAM, I stepped on a BEEHIVE I got stung 3 times, 2 times on the same ear as the buggers got stuck under the helmet strap. HURT like A MOFO for a few days. I got a new nickname out of it too- STINGER
                    I got nothing for now

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by toby101
                      Keep in mind I sure hope the brass doesn't get after you for killing a yellow jacket with a baton. That would be classified under deadly force. I sure hope you don't have to go through the IA investigations.
                      Oh crap, I forgot to fill out the use of force paperwork. Its been almost four years since I've had to visit the rat squad, I guess the jig is up.

                      Originally posted by Da Po-po
                      OK... you really need to stop. I'm getting turned on and it's only 4:15. All you need now are two butts and I'd be en route!
                      Aw don't tease. Actually you are not that far off base. Since I transferred north and went from four to five foot chases a day to zero foot chases a year the physique has really taken a hit.
                      The only thing we have to fear is change itself.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by e-man
                        I can feel your pain my Brother, I was taking the Police Motorcycle training last year. we were up in the woods for the off-road portion, yeah 800 lb Harleys ride nice in old firetrail single track. Well we were on top of a looong somewhat steep hill. The trainers and experiences guys went down slowly one a t atime. I was off to the side of the trail and BAM, I stepped on a BEEHIVE I got stung 3 times, 2 times on the same ear as the buggers got stuck under the helmet strap. HURT like A MOFO for a few days. I got a new nickname out of it too- STINGER
                        Earlier this summer I ran over a ground hornet nest and got swarmed. I got off light, only two stings on the back while I was getting out of dodge. I actually had one get inside my helmet. It was flying around like crazy trying to GTF out and I was all too obliged to open the visor and let it out. I'm just happy I didn't get stung on the face.
                        The only thing we have to fear is change itself.

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                        • #13
                          I love reading and laughing at your story and all the comments. Thanks for that, I needed that cheer, badly, although I can feel the pain.

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                          • #14
                            armor

                            The vest is designed for copper jackets, not yellow jackets. Common mistake though. Lucky you only got hives and didn't go into shock out there on the ATV.
                            Jerry
                            "If all else fails, stop using all else!"

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                            • #15
                              Foot Chases??

                              Originally posted by Migraman
                              Oh crap, I forgot to fill out the use of force paperwork. Its been almost four years since I've had to visit the rat squad, I guess the jig is up.



                              Aw don't tease. Actually you are not that far off base. Since I transferred north and went from four to five foot chases a day to zero foot chases a year the physique has really taken a hit.

                              Foot chases ?? What you chase people on foot ? If I can't hit them with my car I ain't chasing them..
                              Just Cause you have one - doesn't mean you have to act like one !

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