Two big stories that involve the KC Chiefs and the police.
1. There was a shooting last night in the parking lot shared by the Royals and Chiefs, leaving one person (the shooter) dead. You can read about the details in the Star. Sounds like the shooter and the victim knew each other, which means it's probably not random violence. Considering the time -- 3:23 p.m. on a Friday -- this is a scary incident. Not like it came in the middle of the night...
Shooting happened in Lot A. Apparently a victim left in ambulance, still a body on the scene. twitter.com/mellinger/stat…— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) September 14, 2012
2. "Helmet Man" -- a/k/a the guy who set off a bomb scare that shut down part of downtown KC yesterday -- is a Chiefs fan. Indeed, "Helmet Man" was a fixture at Chiefs games until his tickets were revoked in 2003.
There is a whole big story behind his tickets getting revoked and it reads like it's from a movie. Terrorists, bombings, U.S. Marshals, the federal witness protection program and more. Former Star reporter Wright Thompson wrote this on him in 2003 and holy crap it's an amazing story. Here's a little more on him.
If anyone says newspapers are worthless I would present to them the Star's coverage of yesterday's events. No one has the resources they do.
Well, there was one place with better coverage -- Twitter: "[Helmet man] was my boss. Total asshole."
@arrowheadpride is there any evidence that would tie First down Elvis or Belly Boy as acomplisses to Helmet Man's actions today— Joe Rybnick (@PhatJoe38) September 14, 2012
@arrowheadpride He used to own the AsSeenOnTVStore in the Great Mall in Olathe.Used to call Randy Miller a lot!— Ernie Rupp (@qsyourdaddy) September 14, 2012
@arrowheadpride thats Edgar from As Seen On Tv at the Great Plains Mall, years ago. He was my boss. Total asshole.— Clint Carlton (@clintcarlton) September 14, 2012