This is pure awesomeness. And honestly, the cops are lucky. The thug in the video HAD the draw on them.
Prosecutors from Cuyahoga County, Ohio just released dash-cam video of the shootout between two Cleveland Metroparks rangers and a car thief. The thief, Derek Stokes, was originally pulled over for speeding.
As one of the officers, Ranger Chelsea McLellan, was calling in Stokes’ information, dispatch radioed back that Stokes had a felony warrant. McLellan searched Stokes’ vehicle, and found heroin, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia according to Blue Lives Matter.
Stokes was patted down, arrested, and placed in the back of McLellan’s patrol car. Apparently, Stokes had removed a pistol from one of his boots and placed it behind the seat of the cruiser, though. A secondary search of Stokes’ boots was done, but at that point it didn’t matter. Stokes had a weapon within reach.
McLellan transported Stokes to Cleveland police headquarters, and was pulling into the parking garage when Stokes made his move.
In the video you can see Stokes maneuvering himself to get to the gun. McLellan asks him “what’s going on back there?” Stokes replies, “sh-t all in my a**.”
In what is an almost comical moment, McLellan responds to Stokes, “you got sh-t in your a**?” Stokes says, “yeah, I got, f-cking anxiety.” McLellan replies, “so you sh-t your pants?” It would be funny, but of course, McLellan didn’t know she was about 2 seconds from being filled with lead at close range.
After the exchange, Stokes reveals the gun, and puts it through a small gap in the barrier that separates him from McLellan. McLellan sees what is happening and exclaims, “what the?! You’re f-cking kidding me!”
McLellan jumps from her moving cruiser as Stokes opens fire. She was hit in the shoulder but was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Another ranger, officer Kyle Schultz, was driving behind McLellan at the time. Schultz exited his vehicle, and both he and McLellan opened fire on the cruiser with Stokes in it. Schultz’ dash-cam caught the entire ordeal.
As bullets hit McLellan’s vehicle, a camera inside shows glass flying as the windows are blown out, and Stokes tries to shield himself.
Stokes jumps out of McLellan’s cruiser shouting “kill me, mother f-ckers!” while he raises his gun to fire. Schultz fires and appears to hit Stokes. Stokes falls to the ground, but quickly gets back up and begins running away from the cruiser. Multiple shots are fired, apparently striking Stokes as he falls to the ground near a door in the parking garage.
Shockingly, Stokes gets back up yet again as McLellan is heard yelling at him to “Get on the damn ground!!! Get on the ground!!!” A final shot is heard, and the video ends.
Stokes did not survive his wounds (which is awesome).
McLellan and Schultz are not being charged as prosecutors announced that the shooting was fully justified.
We’re kind of wondering if BLM and Sharpton will rally the thug masses to protest Stokes’ demise. If they do, they’ll really cement their legacies as being a very “special” kind of stupid, as if they haven’t already.
Whaddya think? Awesome shootout, or what? Glad McLellan & Schultz are OK (McLellan, check boots next time!)
Share the hell out of this if you enjoyed seeing a pos almost cop killer get put down like the dog he was! Go Blue!