- Created on Sunday, 02 April 2017 23:00
Sometimes you have to own up to being an idiot. Take the example of Sheriff's Deputy Adam J. Brown. Brown was a resource officer for a school in Auburn, Michigan. Last year he brought a firearm to the school, so a teacher in the school's robotics lab could test the trigger pull on the classroom's force machine. That experiment went uneventfully.
But then Brown returned alone later in the day and tried the experiment with a different firearm. This one he accidentally left loaded. When the firearm discharged it passed through a wall and injured a teacher in the next classroom. Now, instead of admitting a stupid mistake, Brown tried to cover the accident up, claiming he did not fire the gun, and intentionally throwing the bullet away.
Unfortunately for him, the bullet was found. Now, instead of a misdemeanor charge of "careless discharge of a firearm,' Brown is ALSO charged with a felony count of tampering with evidence -- a four-year offense.
Probably should have just owned up to the ninety-day misdemeanor.