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Customer's Threats Fall on Police Officers' Ears

The Indianapolis Star via YellowBrix

January 12, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A 29-year-old Indianapolis man might not have noticed the other customers when he walked into an east side pizza parlor Monday shouting death threats into a cell phone with a gun sticking out of his pocket.

But there, at a nearby table, were three police officers.

Indiana Policing

Police said Cesar Augusto Torres made their job easy when he talked about “shooting someone today,” in a loud voice at Luca’s Pizza, 1020 N. Shadeland Ave., at 2 p.m.

Torres yelled into the cell phone that they “don’t know who I am” and that he would “pop anyone” that “looked at him the wrong way,” according to the report.

Marion County Sheriff’ Sgt. Bobby Waldon could see that Torres had a gun in the right back pocket of his jeans. While on the phone, Torres slowly turned around and noticed Waldon, IMPD Sgt. Rick Davidson and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Shambaugh sitting at a table.

When Torres began walking toward the door, Waldon grabbed Torres and removed his gun, for which he had a permit.

Police then searched Torres’ car outside the pizza parlor and found 36 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag, a scale and $180 in cash.

As Torres was being arrested, he threatened to “hunt down” the police officer and their families and “harm them,” according to the police report.

Police arrested Torres for felony intimidation, felony possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.


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    lynettesman

    almost 4 years ago

    1446 Comments

    Sorry to all who think Indiana has a CCW class. They do not. Pay and go is the way it works.

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    bsybee

    over 4 years ago

    130 Comments

    The Officers did the job they are trained to do wheither they are working or off duty, Eating their lunch. They did a spectacular job in defusing a situation that could of ended up in many deaths. They went up and beyond, They had every right to search the vehicle for other things since the subject threaten to do harm to others. Officers well done.

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    bluebrother

    over 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    His alligator mouth overloaded his mockinbird ass. Good job brothers.

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    policeryan

    over 4 years ago

    852 Comments

    great job officers

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Lets make the laws more strict on concealed weapons and more harsh for threatening an officer or their family. Good Job Officers!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11188 Comments

    His alligator mouth overloaded his hummingbird a$$. I don't think he's missing any Mensa meetings while he's in jail over this !!!

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    rhile772

    over 4 years ago

    210 Comments

    who said all criminals were smart

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50312 Comments

    Nice grab.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect

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    Fastfreddy

    over 4 years ago

    602 Comments

    There has been a huge increase in CPL licenses being handed out in the last year and while I'm all for the 2nd amendment I think the class is way too brief and way too basic for those wanting to carry. It's not just a cool thing to do it's to save your life or the life of someone elses, the responsibility of carrying is huge and it involves staying out of altercations and conflict not causing conflict. The CPL class teaches people just enough to get themselves into trouble and I suggest more training for applicants. This ended well due to the officers situational awareness good job.

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Good job.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42136 Comments

    Who says there's never a Cop around when you need one!

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    Katz

    over 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    This nut had a permit to carry a gun? Good grief! Good job officers.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Great job on the officer part, and I to hope they revoke his permit.

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    CadetAK

    over 4 years ago

    3416 Comments

    I wish I had some cops at my restaurant when I had to run into a couple of nutcases a couple times! Let's hope he stays in jail!

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