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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gun arrest: "You can't let it spoil your fun!"

5_of_5_jennifer_brown_cop_picJennifer Brown, 34, doesn't get Downtown much from Johnson County, but she was at the St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, at 16th & Grand, with her husband and sister-in-law.

She wasn't sure which way Downtown was or which side of the street she was on, east or west. She saw a young man with a machine-pistol -- oops, a TEC-DC9 semiautomatic handgun with 30-round clip - arrested in front of her - and it didn't faze her one bit.

"We were watching the parade and I turned around to take a picture of my husband. He got all excited and said, 'Look at the police taking that kid down! He's got a gun!" she told me.

"That's when I started taking pictures. I was trying not to be so conspicuous, I didn't know if they'd yell at me, take my camera away or whatever," she said.

Will she be back next year?

"Oh, sure! You cannot judge your good time by one person. How many times have you been in a crowd of people, and you don't know how many people have guns. You can't let that spoil your fun," she said.

She sent me five photos of the arrest. Thanks, Jen! Her shyness cost her photographically - you can't see as much as in the previous post of arrest pix- but here they are: 1 2 3 4 5

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