Those are the words I want to hear from the Mounties in relation to Leo Crockwell.
55-year old Crockwell is the fellow in Bay Bulls who was supposedly barricaded in his house on Friday night with who knows how many Mounties including snipers surrounding the building. While the Mounties were setting off flashbangs and apparently trying to drown the guy, he went out a side window and headed off to the Goulds for a pack of smokes. Frankly, it would be funny if it wasn’t such an indictment of the incompetence of the scene commander.
I read somewhere the Mounties pumped more than 225,000 litres of water into his home late Friday night and that’s when Crockwell decided to move to dryer ground. Can’t blame him. The house is probably destroyed. Now he’s facing sixteen charges, including five counts of attempted murder.
I can’t help but think in reading the press accounts of how the Mounties tried to cover up their failure. Their spokesman said something about how, after cutting off the power, using the flashbangs and flooding the house, they arrested the guy. They failed to note that he was down the road quite a way at his brother’s place. As a matter of fact, it took them six hours to mention that little fact.
There’s a tarnish on the serge and this doesn’t help it in the least.