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    Default Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    http://www.timesleader.com/news/loca...-with-crossbow

    Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow



    WILKES-BARRE A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened people walking downtown with a loaded crossbow.

    Police were dispatched to South Main Street at about 5:20 p.m. for a report of a male wearing a poncho and carrying a loaded crossbow.

    Reports were made that the male had fired the crossbow at a moving vehicle and pointed it at several people.

    Officers located the male, identified as Joseph Warnagiris, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, who had his hands hidden under his poncho, police said.

    Officers ordered Warnagiris to show his hands, and he dropped the crossbow from under the poncho but allegedly refused to show his hands, police said.

    At that point, Warnagiris was stunned with a Taser and taken into custody.

    Officers believed from speaking with Warnagiris that he was mentally unstable and took him to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a mental evaluation.

    Warnagiris was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangering another person, simple assault, propulsion of missiles onto roadway and disorderly conduct, police said.
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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    BAHN THE ASSAULT CROSSBOWS!!!!! MY GOD THINK OF THE CHIJRENDS

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    Wink Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    Wasnt to mentally unstable to cock and load the crossbow ! Then again I have seen some real idiots at the ranges able to load single shots too ! Start putting serial #s on arrows and thumbprint I D ! OH wait ,arent they trying to do that already ?

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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    I see wakefields everywhere... Its a friken epidemic!
    Skeet is a sport where you are better to hit half of each bird then completely blast one and miss the other completely.

    The choice is yours, place your faith in the court system and 12 of your peers, or carried away by 6 friends.

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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchy View Post
    I see wakefields everywhere... Its a friken epidemic!
    If that's true, then we have nothing to fear, he couldn't hit anything.
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    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    Similar to how the media misrepresents firearms, they are doing it in this story as well.

    From the story, how many people will picture Daryl Dixon with a Barnett crossbow. In reality, it was a crazy guy with a handheld "pistol" crossbow you can get for <$40 on Amazon.

    I'm guessing the guy's choice of weapon was fortunate for him. If it were a full size crossbow, the cops probably would have shot him with more than a taser.

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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    High ammo costs is to blame for this.
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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    I'd hate like hell to have cause to fire on someone just because they are loony, but a carrier could have made the eventual outcome very, very bad for this guy.
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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    I saw the segment about this story on tv today.


    Yeah the guy is screwed in the head..
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    Default Re: Man allegedly threatened people downtown with crossbow

    hey i have one of those #80 pounder pistol cross bows, they pump out those cheap assed darts with authority. In a shtf scenario, I would not want to get one of those in the guts and die 3 days later of abdominal sepsis from a perforated bowel pumping poop juice where it dont belong..

    just saying

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