My lucky day, we were watching Fox News today at work as they televised a police chase of an armed carjacker in Arizona. The chase was dragging on and on, running from the highway in Phoenix well out into the desert into Roadrunner and Coyote land. I kept waiting for it to end as I had a sandwich waiting, but I wanted to see the finish first. So I waited and we kept watching, and finally the car turned off the road into the desert and it stopped. The driver got out, fiddled around in the back seat for a bit, then took off running on foot. At this point, we're all like "dude, where you going to go? It's like 40 miles to shade, much less a hiding place. You're caught. Just stop."
But he was running now, and he had something in his hands. To a couple of us in the know, it looked like he was running with a gun. People hold guns a certain way and this guy's body language was screaming "gun". Sure enough, he ran for a few seconds, turned to look back in the direction of his car, then he put the object to his head and fell to the ground face-down. He'd just shot himself.
Instantly, the scene cut away to a very shocked-looking Shepard Smith, Fox anchor, who was just sitting there yelling "get it off! Get it off!" Oops. Cut again to a commercial. Then another commercial. And another. Finally the News came back on, and Smith delivered a somber, lengthy apology for having failed to cut away from the video feed before the "disturbing" scene.
Disturbing? Heck, we were high-fiving here. One less criminal to feed and house.
But then we're kind of a jaded bunch here.
For those who want to see it: