Houston Park Ranger Shot By Guy Who Really Wanted Him to Turn His Headlights Off

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Things escalated, let's just say.
Sometimes, if you're in a public park, you want a little privacy, a little darkness, to do whatever it is you want to do that would require privacy and darkness in a public park.

So if a city Park Ranger comes by with his headlights blaring, you naturally are going to yell at him, get a gun and shoot the shit out of his marked vehicle.

And, because you've got the kind of luck that involves headlights shining at a time when you most want privacy, you now not only face charges of shooting up a city-owned vehicle, but because something ricocheted off your little bulletfest and hit the ranger, you're in trouble for (slightly) injuring a park ranger.

Well done, sir. Good decision to not just wait out the three minutes it would have taken for the ranger to close the gate he was messing with and then go on his way, along with his bothersome headlights.

Ranger David Watson, 31, was injured at Keith Weiss Park near Bush Intercontinental Airport Sunday night in the incident. Watson was treated and released for a leg wound, Houston police say.

Watson was locking the gates to the park about 9 p.m. when a Hispanic male approached him and told him to shut off his headlights, police say. Watson told him the park was closing, and then:

The suspect then began yelling and cursing at Ranger Watson to turn off the headlights, before walking to a gold Toyota Camry where he retrieved a black revolver and started shooting at the ranger's marked city vehicle. The suspect fired several times, striking the city vehicle. Ranger Watson was also struck in his right leg, possibly by a bullet fragment.

As we say, dude really wanted those headlights off.

Watson drove away from the scene and called police; by the time they got back to the area, the man was gone.

He's described as a Hispanic male "18-25 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with crew cut hair and wearing a black shirt and black shorts." Whatever you do, don't shine your headlights on him.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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Heather
Heather

I think they must be missing the part in the description where he was wearing knee high white athletic socks with said black shorts, or is that just California gang-banger, vato, punk type wear?!

Mom of 3
Mom of 3

I think they will catch him not from the description of himself but the GOLD toyota he'll be in.

Lanah
Lanah

Park Rangers don't have guns..?  really..?  I'd shoot that guy.

Jason
Jason

They do have guns an lots of authority as Government officer. He should have fired back an emptied his gun

roy1531
roy1531

I think you are think about a Game Warden, I dont think Texas Park Rangers carry pistols.

Jake_V
Jake_V

Arizona Park rangers (city included, I.E. Phoenix) do carry sidearms.

Jcatano17
Jcatano17

My brother and nephews went bike riding that day through that park. They said there were too many young hoods giving them dirty looks. Its sad that we can't enjoy a decent park because of some good for nothing punks that want to start a fight.

Mega
Mega

Sounds like another of your fellow Obama supporters just doing the work that Americans wont do Richard. 

H_e_x
H_e_x

Derp Derp! Gold Standard! Derp! Nazi-commie! Derp!

Jake_V
Jake_V

the political pandering to the illegal community is a joke.

Obama's a joke.  The government is a joke.  Janet BUTCH is a joke.  This country is shit now.

Thank you Obama, Bush, Michele, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Leahey, Dodd, thank you all.  Thank you for being such greedy fucking piece's of shit you ruined this country, almost single handedly, over what?  for what?  Your own pernicious gain?

You people need to burn in help for doing this shit you have done to this country.  You are treasonist and a 150 years ago you would have been tried and hung in the tree's of D.C. with the rest of the joke of the lowest type, the scum, the lower than lawyer types in the U.S, the politicians.

You all will pay when this country rises back up.  Japan woke the sleeping green giant in December of 1941.  Your movements, your earmarks, your lies, your arrogance, your deception, your treason, your police state, progressive actions.

This is all waking the American people up.  You have done too much for too long now.

In time we will have our country back from fascism people such as this current administration.  We will not be tread on.

Head my warnings.

H_e_x
H_e_x

You know nothing of history if you think this is recent, and by judging by the names you gave I can only conclude that you believe that the Democrats are to blame. Look at the names you listed and understand that this isn't the problem of one party but of both. Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, and so many more are not the solution. Don't be a revisionist. Don't be a xenophobe.In no point in human history has hate and prejudice ever helped humanity. 

gthomas
gthomas

the description sounds like a large portion of houston's population

Jake_V
Jake_V

how about a large portion of the southwest U.S., and most of them are illegals who are getting embolden by the day....marches etc.

My wife has a greencard, these fucking lazy pieces of shit don't even give a fuck.

Hill
Hill

Watson, David R....... sounds like a typical bastard.

He hates these lights. Stay away from the lights!

Katy
Katy

"Hispanic male 18-25 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with crew cut hair and wearing a black shirt and black shorts."

Oh, they'll catch this guy. He's a marked man.

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