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A naked Florida woman reportedly rode a golf cart through an active standoff between the authorities and a shooter that was positioned on a nearby rooftop.

On the evening of September 5, deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office were trying to get control of a situation involving a teenager who had a gun on the rooftop.

The authorities formed a perimeter around the premises with patrol cars, and the boy reportedly held them at bay for over 6 hours.

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A man allegedly held three of his family members hostage in their home for nearly 17-hours and reportedly shot and injured three responding officers during the standoff.

Last Sunday afternoon, a man reportedly angrily burst through the door of his family home in Cedar Park, Texas while his mother and siblings were inside.

The man’s mother feared for her safety and the safety of her children, and she called the authorities to report a possible domestic disturbance. She explained that her son was refusing to allow the family to exit the home.

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In a recent story from the Orange County Register, the wife of Oceanside police chief Frank McCoy suffered a fit of depression in 2010 that stemmed from a domestic argument between her and her 17-year old son. Outraged that Mr. McCoy took the side of the son during the dispute, wife Brinda McCoy, 49, took the law into her own hands. She grabbed a gun and initiated a fierce standoff with police officers outside their Cypress home in Orange County, at one point firing several shots in the direction of officers before coming out her front door saying, “f——– shoot me,” disobeying officer’s orders for her to show her hands. She was quickly subdued by the SWAT team and arrested.

During the criminal trial, prosecutors contend that McCoy ignored the law by waving and pointing her husband’s service semiautomatic handgun at them and firing twice. McCoy denied seeing officers, or shooting at them. On June 18, 2012, Brinda McCoy was convicted of five counts of assault on police officers. Although she walked out of the courthouse on bail and in tears, she is lucky to be alive. Pointing or firing a handgun at police officers will result in police firing back with intent to kill. Similarly, disobeying police orders to show her hands increases tension in officers already on edge, knowing she was in possession of a weapon that she had already fired twice.

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