Avoid volunteering

Mary Knowlton, a 73 year-old former librarian, volunteered to help out the Punta Gorda Police Academy in Florida.

Not a good decision.

The exercise was a “shoot or don’t shoot” event.

She was selected at random from a group of 35 citizens.

In the role-play, a Punta Gorda police officer was playing a baddie; he fired several times at Knowlton, who was supposed to be playing the victim.

Unfortunately his gun was not loaded with blanks but real bullets.


Picture source: Flickr