A news item in the D-FW Regional Roundup of the paper (sadly, not online) is flat-out bizarre. I’ll type it in full, because that’s how much I care for you, and because Robert Tharp’s understated prose seems somehow fitting:
Police use Taser on man making suicidal threats
Dallas police used a Taser gun to subdue a man who was making suicidal threats near the Kennedy Memorial downtown Sunday. According to police reports, the man drove up to the memorial in a Rolls Royce and caught officers’ attention by threatening to harm himself with a Civil War-era sword. Officers disabled him with an electric jolt from the Taser gun and took him to Parkland Memorial Hospital for observation.
A Rolls? A sword? The Kennedy Memorial? Really?