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Evade Train Fare & the Police Might Shoot

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A man who tried to get away from Transit Sheriff's Deputies on a Metrolink Train yesterday was shot at, but not hit. Police were checking fares in Norwalk when one man split after the train doors opened.

A foot chase ensued where at one point, according to police, the suspect turned toward the officers. "Fearing the suspect was armed, one deputy fired his weapon, missing the suspect," Deputy Luis Castro of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said in a statement KCBS reported. "The suspect continued running and was later apprehended by another deputy without further incident."

Lesson One: Don't play russian roulette with the honor system, you're bound to get caught when they are checking.

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Lesson Two: If you read the news enough, you know that itchy trigger fingers seems to be a common theme these past few months.

Photo by °Florian via Flickr