There are plenty of examples of police getting privileged treatment in the eyes of the law. In many sketchy stories, we’ve seen police officers be let off the hook for a number of seemingly illegal acts over the past months. A bizarre story is coming out of Tampa where a woman says that a police officer and his buddy randomly fired an AK-47 at her home. However, nobody was charged with anything.
Dawn Bryan thought that the noise of something hitting her house was the goat in her backyard. That notion was dispelled when the window in her toddlers room shattered. According to Bryan and a police report, the noise was coming from neighbors firing an AK-47 in the direction of the house. The neighbors were Scott Radford, a firefighter and Paul Adee, a Hillborough County sheriff’s detention deputy. The latter’s father is a major and supervisor at the jail.
Even with punctured spots on the house and the shattered window from rounds, no one was charged with a crime. An AK-47 casing that laid on the porch was never collected as evidence. Bryan concludes that the shooters statuses as a firefighter and a deputy are the reason that no charges were filed. “They got favorable treatment,” said Bryan. “My house got blown up by an AK-47. I have to tell you, I was hysterical at the time.”
The shooters claim that they did not intend to target Bryan’s home and were not aware that the bullets would travel that far. Bryan counted nine holes in the house as well as a bullet in the frame of her pool. Radford agreed to pay for the damages, but, since there is nothing legally obligating him to pay, Bryan is unsure if she’ll get anything.