Winthrop Chief Draws His Gun During Botched Sting in Another Town
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Updated: 7:51 AM
A Kennebec Journal investigation: Looking down the barrel of a gun
Winthrop police chief drew his pistol on an innocent man over stolen golf clubs in a sting set up as a favor to a 'family friend' -- the son of the town attorney
By Michael Shepherd Staff Writer
Joel Coon sat on the tailgate of his GMC Suburban, golf clubs at his side. He watched the younger man, who he knew as “Danny,” get out of the passenger side of a black sedan.
Snip..Coon froze as he was ordered by Danny’s father to drop to the ground. He didn’t know if it was a prank or if he was being robbed.
Seconds later, Coon was looking down the barrel of a gun.
Part One of Two Parts
It was Chief Young's gun...oops the golf clubs were not stolen!!
#1 The Chief is a bit far from Winthrop.
#2 His assumptions made him look like an idiot.
#3 The lawfull man had a gun drawn on him over some golf clubs.