today’s Lympians are really taking this gun stuff seriously

there aught-ta be a law

A man who allegedly called the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, saying he had access to guns and was near the courthouse, will not be arrested.

The courthouse complex was locked down after the call Wednesday morning, and deputies swarmed the outdoor areas of the courthouse as a security measure. The lockdown lasted less than an hour.

Deputies tracked down the man and talked to him on the phone twice Wednesday, Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Brady said. The man was upset about a case being handled by the Prosecutor’s Office, Brady said.

An investigation determined that the man’s call didn’t rise to the level of a crime…


  1. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm |

    I plead “hyperbole,” your honor.
    Then I sentence you to be taken from this place, and thence to a place of execution where you shall be hanged by the neck until you are dead. That, son, is hyperbole. Sure, it’s a dangerous weakness in a judge, I’ll grant; buuut perhaps it’ll provide your stupid ass with some perspective. Next hangin’ case!

  2. Jess
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 5:41 am |

    I shudder to think of the sentence for a mixed metaphor.

  3. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 7:00 am |

    Now, if he had said he was near the courthouse and had access to an AR-15, they woulda scrambled at least two SWAT Teams!!!!!!

  4. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 8:19 am |

    “he had access to guns”

    Whatinhell does that mean?

    Anyone with sufficiency of energy and a deficiency of morals can get a gun anywhere, anytime.

  5. mojo
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    “Were it within my power, I would reach back to the founding days of our great republic and order you BURNED AT THE STAKE!”
    – Ghost Busters 2