Why didn’t police lay any charges in Red Deer pellet gun incident?

Re. June 11 Advocate story, headlined Pellet gun results in arrests in Maskepetoon Park: As someone who has firsthand knowledge of this situation (I called it in), I am ticked off at what the final outcome was.

Re. June 11 Advocate story, headlined Pellet gun results in arrests in Maskepetoon Park:

As someone who has firsthand knowledge of this situation (I called it in), I am ticked off at what the final outcome was.

No charges; a slap on the wrist; a slap in this community’s face. And when those two punks got released, they sat there and lipped me off as they got back into their car.

Where’s the fear of the police? Where’s the fear of anything when two scrawny punks lip me off after being arrested?

I commend the police for their response, but I am sadly disappointed at the outcome.

An officer told me that one of the guys had a warrant for his arrest. Right there tells me these were not just a couple of good old boys.

And if I knew the cops weren’t gonna do anything, I might have handle the situation differently and dealt with it myself.

And if the police were on the scene to protect the general public, how did the two punks know it was me who called the police?

Great concealing of the public! This is why people fear getting involved in such situations.

I’m outraged at this situation, from start to finish, and I want the police, the community and these two punks to know that this situation is far from over.

I have a complete neighbourhood that’s freaked out (Oriole Park) and concerned that the “doing the right thing” goes unrewarded.

Now we have to question whether there will be any retaliation because the police did nothing.

It’s ridiculous, but it won’t stop me from doing my part to make the world just a little better for everyone.

If you are a thug, stay the hell out of my neighbourhood!

Rene Rivard

Red Deer