Police in Kirkland, Washington went on a hunt for a report of a suspicious man with a rifle. The uncovered the “rifle,” which turned out to be an umbrella.
Thank you to all who helped with locating a reported suspicious male w/a rifle. After a group effort it was determined 2 b an umbrella ? pic.twitter.com/MTJdPJRk9a
— Kirkland Police (@KirklandWAPD) January 17, 2018
No, we’re not making this up.
Thanks to all the snitches that could have gotten someone killed for carrying an umbrella.
— Brad Jencks (@brad_jencks) January 17, 2018
Imagine carrying an umbrella and being approached by police for carrying it.
Oh my. That doesn't seem like a good joke to carry around in public…
— Glen Buhlmann (@GlenBikes) January 17, 2018
What if they wanted to keep from getting wet in the rain?
Should be 1.75 lbs limit on an assaultbrella. Isn’t that right?
— MichaelRCooley (@MichaelRCooley) January 17, 2018
Wait for #umbrellacontrol advocates to step forward. They’ll want “common sense umbrella reform.”
Clearly an assault umbrella.
— Johnny Von Rotten (@JohnnyVonRotten) January 17, 2018
As long as it’s not a bump umbrella.
Did it have a machete attachment?https://t.co/0eNm8QGXSe
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) January 17, 2018
Or a chainsaw attachment?
Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day…or die. pic.twitter.com/O1h4gcje7v
— eugene (@pnwsojourner) January 17, 2018
Only in Kirkland are the residents so sheltered that they feel threatened by an UMBRELLA.
Can someone clue Kirkland residents in that technically they live in proximity to a TEMPERATE RAINFOREST?? pic.twitter.com/38xAayOiKR
— DJDole (@DJDole) January 17, 2018
Maybe the person should have a bright hot pink umbrella next time?
wow some people really need to learn to distinguish the difference, so much energy was wasted on…
— Edward (@Legendary_Link) January 17, 2018
Think of the number of resources that went to this.
Thank you I feel much safer now
— Neil_W (@64ink) January 17, 2018
Um…there’s still other umbrellas out there…
— Tyler Christian (@TylerIChristian) January 17, 2018
That’d be a nifty contraption.
An umbrella shaped like a sword that looked like a rifle?! It’s amazing that law enforcement can solve anything based on eyewitness descriptions! ?◼️?◼️?
— Deneen Blake (@sdeneen2015) January 17, 2018
Craziest description ever.
So your tipsters mistook a sword for a rifle but it's okay now – just an out of town umbrella. What happens if he uses it in, you know, raink? Reports of a radar dish stealing itself?
— Drew Hendricks (@drimcalban) January 17, 2018
BAHAHA. The descriptions alone are questionable.
An umbrella, mistaken for a rifle, that looks like a sword. Gonna be a long day.
— 6ft3in239lbHawkFan (@12thManHawkFan) January 17, 2018
The cops are probably saying the same thing.
We need permits for sword umbrellas!#sarcasm
— Sylent P (@Two_0_Six) January 17, 2018
CCU = concealed carry umbrellas.
gun, sword, umbrella… all the same thing if it is black… racist.
— R Webb (@0pism) January 17, 2018
Liberals hate them all.
1. How did someone confuse an umbrella for a rifle?
2. How did someone confuse an umbrella THAT LOOKS LIKE A SWORD for a rifle?
— Jiub on a Coffee Break (@unlovedfetus) January 17, 2018
Whoever reported it needs to really have their eyes checked.