Michigan – Police are still coming to terms with a bizarre altercation that happened in a parking lot on Monday afternoon.
Officers in the area received a call from a local gas station. A man, they said, was sitting in a car absolutely covered head-to-toe in blood. He’d been in the car for hours when he suddenly got up, left the vehicle, and entered a trailer next to the station. Just to make it even weirder, the car he’d been sitting in wasn’t his.
When police arrived they noticed a trail of blood covering the steps, the front door, and leading from the trailer’s yard to the car. The police followed the trail and knocked on the trailer door. At which point a man emerged clutching a lump of meat (and still soaked in blood) and begins screaming at the top of his voice. He then charges directly at the officers.
A tactic most people would agree is a great way to get shot.
Thankfully, at least for the man involved, the police showed enough restraint to not shoot the living daylights out of him. If it was me I would have instantly assumed the world had gone all ’28 days later’ and this was the first sign of the impending viral apocalypse, but I don’t have a very robust constitution (i.e. I scare easily).
Ultimately it turned out the guy was just drunk. Soon after the man charged his friends emerged and every single one of them were ‘extremely intoxicated’, also known as absolutely wrecked, slaughtered, p*ssed, or rat-arsed (if you’re British) but we think the police were too professional to use any of those terms. Anyway, it turns out they’d hit a deer with their car and were now trying to ‘prepare’ it for cooking but, being hammered and all, it wasn’t going very well.
Hence being covered in blood.
Still, there was no good reason to go charging police officers.
“Until the one individual chose to run at the deputies he landed himself in trouble,” one officer told reporters. “Sometimes all you can do is just shake your head and walk away. You can’t make this stuff up.”
Still, we at DigZoo would like to ask the following. Picture yourself in these officer’s shoes. You arrive at a bizarre scene, in response to a call about a blood covered man sitting in a car that wasn’t his. You notice the car is now empty but a still-warm puddle of blood leads to a nearby trailer. You walk up to it, bang your fist against the metal door, when suddenly it swings open and a red sticky figure emerges with bright white eyes and starts screaming before charging straight at you.
Would you shoot? Or would you have the nerve to stay your trigger finger?
That’s what we want to know! So let us know in the comments below!