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Adolphus Washington arrest video: “You don’t know how lucky you are man”

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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after being arrested for brandishing a gun in front of police officers at a water park in Cincinnati on Sunday.

In video of the arrest obtained by TMZ, the tense situation was captured on tape and shows officers surrounding Washington’s vehicle, telling him to keep his hands out of the car and exit the vehicle.

You don’t know how lucky you are man,” an officer says. “That was close, buddy. That was really close.”

After being brought into custody, an officer asked Washington “why the hell would you have that gun in your hand?!”

Washington said he was trying to put the gun away because he had it in his lap.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time, what would have happened tonight?” an officer asked.

“I would have got shot. I know it. I understand,” Washington replied.

“I’m not trying to shoot somebody out here,” the officer said.

“I’m not trying to get shot,” Washington answered.

Washington obviously avoided a more serious outcome from Sunday night’s events. While a weapons charge isn’t insignificant, Washington could have been in a much worse situation if things hadn’t played out as they did.

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31 Responses to “Adolphus Washington arrest video: “You don’t know how lucky you are man””
  1. webbiewebs3 says: Jul 13, 2017 1:35 AM

    And if something worse did happen I am sure all the cops would have been immediately under suspicion.

    Here’s an idea, when around police, or just out in public in general, it is probably not a great idea to brandish a firearm.

    And here’s another good question…why was a gun in his lap?!

  2. hawks1124 says: Jul 13, 2017 1:35 AM

    Dumb, just really dumb. You have your posse packing, and make sure you don’t shoot yourself in a night club or avoid getting your own hands dirty.

  3. thermanmerman99 says: Jul 13, 2017 2:24 AM

    If this was a white guy, people like ctiggs and skawh would be crying like little babies on here saying “if he was black he would’ve been shot”. Where are your weak arguments now?

  4. joetoronto says: Jul 13, 2017 4:27 AM

    He’s born to be a Bill.

  5. bigoldred says: Jul 13, 2017 4:46 AM

    The unanswered question: Why did you have the gun in your lap at a water park?

  6. logast says: Jul 13, 2017 5:44 AM

    Proving yet again that irresponsible doorknobs have no business owning a firearm. What a complete tool. Kudos to the coppers here.

  7. intrafinesse says: Jul 13, 2017 6:19 AM

    Sounds like a reasonable cop giving some good advice to an utter moron.
    I hope for his sake he wisens up.

  8. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jul 13, 2017 6:49 AM

    Thankfully this knucklehead didn’t get himself shot. We’d be overwhelmed with accusations about police misconduct shortly after a minority female officer was summarily executed for sitting in her car in uniform. These cops showed exemplary restraint in a time when they have every reason to believe that their lives were in imminent danger.

    And BTW, where were to protests to decry the clearly wrongful death of a minority? A working mother. Doing her job. Contributing. Yeah.

  9. qdog112 says: Jul 13, 2017 6:55 AM

    You might say he literally ,”dodged a bullet”. Most instances like this end up with a dead citizen. The murder of Mr. Castile, showed us that even a licensed gun owner, exercising his God-given or should I say NRA-given right to carry, is not safe.

    A black man with a gun, is not supposed to survive such encounters. It’s called thinning the herd.

  10. aggression44 says: Jul 13, 2017 7:22 AM

    Idiot. Who brings a gun to a water park?

  11. fanfrommontreal says: Jul 13, 2017 7:23 AM

    Idiot.

  12. joetoronto says: Jul 13, 2017 7:52 AM

    “Ninety-nine percent of the time, what would have happened tonight?” an officer asked.

    “I would have got shot. I know it. You have to understand though, I play for the Buffalo Bills” Washington replied.

  13. abninf says: Jul 13, 2017 8:04 AM

    And if he had been shot we would see claims he had his hands up in the air.

  14. crenshawpete714 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:13 AM

    What a circus that would have created. Glad he’s alright

  15. kissbillsrings says: Jul 13, 2017 8:16 AM

    A black man with a gun… Now there’s a real shocker!!!
    Although at a water park???
    That’s a little ironic!!
    Lol
    There, did I play up enough to everyone’s “race card”??!!
    Lol

  16. onebuffalove716 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:18 AM

    He has a permit too so before anybody takes aim at him..
    ( sorry that pun was totally unintended )

    And look at that. Cops didn’t fire right away and a crisis was averted. A black man listened and was honest with cops and a crisis was averted.

    Contrary to popular belief, most cops aren’t looking to hurt others and most black man probably don’t want trouble.

  17. sbc2556 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:21 AM

    The Hollywood gun culture has young men like this… with no Godly reason to be acting like a gang banger, thinking it’s cool to brandish guns. We need to change this culture from Hollywood to the music studios! It’s stupid!

  18. atthemurph says: Jul 13, 2017 9:37 AM

    He didn’t want to get shot, he just wanted to shoot somebody.

  19. uncommon1 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:57 AM

    You might say he literally ,”dodged a bullet”. Most instances like this end up with a dead citizen. The murder of Mr. Castile, showed us that even a licensed gun owner, exercising his God-given or should I say NRA-given right to carry, is not safe.

    A black man with a gun, is not supposed to survive such encounters. It’s called thinning the herd.
    ———–
    Terribly ignorant. This exact scenario plays out hundreds of times every week in the US. Cops pull guns off of people all of the time. This gets media attention because he’s famous. For every Philando Castile, there are literally thousands of Average Joe’s that go to jail for illegally carrying a gun.

  20. richc111 says: Jul 13, 2017 10:42 AM

    Although he might have a permit to carry a gun it is illegal to brandishing a weapon

  21. kleppnasty says: Jul 13, 2017 10:55 AM

    I’m seeing a lot of “if something did happen, we’d be all over the cops” type of comments as if that outrage would be bad. No one argues that law enforcement has a very tough job, the argument is that this outcome, a good police officer using experience and correct reasoning to not shoot until absolutely necessary, should be the expectation.
    The fact that so many comments seem to have a hint of surprise that he wasn’t shot is telling.

    That being said, police officers would have a much easier time not incorrectly shooting civilians if people stopped carrying firearms inappropriately. Why would you ever have a gun on your lap, let alone on your lap while driving?!

  22. The Phantom Stranger says: Jul 13, 2017 11:29 AM

    Kaepernick is having a terrible time trying to process this situation.

  23. buffalosunshine says: Jul 13, 2017 1:06 PM

    hold on… I see men all the time with guns at protests in plain sight.. big rifles.. are they lucky they don’t get shot? Did he do anything illegal? I don’t like guns, I think they are basically dumb but why is he somehow dumb while these other cats are just exercising their constitutional rights?

  24. theravishingrachelnichols says: Jul 13, 2017 1:08 PM

    To all the “who brings a gun to XXX” folks… I see plenty of maroons walking around with their guns on their hips at the freak’n outlet mall in the suburbs. Also, I know plenty of folks that keep their piece locked in their car/hotel whenever they travel for business. Of course they don’t look a lot like Washington and tend not to wave it around/keep it in their lap.

    That being said, this is clearly a case of when keeping it real goes wrong. This guy is an idiot.

  25. buffalosunshine says: Jul 13, 2017 1:08 PM

    at all of these protests I see guns and more guns.. is this not “brandishing a weapon” what is the difference?

  26. billswillnevermove says: Jul 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    Hey Joe………….please help the Canadian Govt out and go find a job, troll.

  27. bonecity7 says: Jul 13, 2017 4:20 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Jul 13, 2017 2:27 PM

    Hey Joe………….please help the Canadian Govt out and go find a job, troll.
    —————————————————–
    Troll on troll crime!! Outstanding!!

  28. buffalobraves says: Jul 13, 2017 8:30 PM

    This went down the way it should go down: proper gun ownership, disciplined and cautious police officer, sensible response by AW, good two-way communication, and ultimately a throw-away (dubious) ‘brandishing a weapon’ charge (brandishing is typically waving it around, not having it sit in your lap). All should be very grateful.

    With that said, this situation (repeated all too frequently throughout America), was moments away from one unclear statement or an unexpected move that could have got someone killed.

    Very sadly, both sides of the equation live in fear – welcome to America.

  29. bosszaraki says: Jul 13, 2017 9:28 PM

    He had a legal firearm on his lap. Where else you supposed to keep it to prevent getting robbed.

  30. macjacmccoy says: Jul 14, 2017 8:07 PM

    Hes lucky he isnt white. Seeing that white people get shot much more on average per violent crime arrest.

  31. macjacmccoy says: Jul 15, 2017 12:15 AM

    He should be cut. Not for what he did, but for how dumb he apparently is. You cant expect to win with a guy that stupid on your roster.

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