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24 January 2006

PORTLAND: An Oregon man hurled both of his prosthetic legs at a state

trooper, striking him with one, after his son was arrested on

suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

The incident on Friday began when the trooper stopped a sport utility

vehicle going the wrong way on a highway in southern Oregon. The

trooper at first detained only the driver, Adam Kackstetter, 26,

after he became aggressive.

But then his father, Joel Kackstetter, 53, a passenger in the

vehicle, grew hostile, a police spokesman said. The senior

Kackstetter charged at the arresting officer several times before the

trooper knocked him to the ground, according to the police report.

"Passenger removed a prosthetic leg and threw it at trooper, hitting

trooper in chest. Passenger removed second leg, threw it at trooper

but missed," the report said.

The father and son face multiple charges including assault on a

public safety officer.

"It got to be quite a dangerous situation. I think the officer used a

lot of discretion and restraint in the amount of force that he used

in this situation," said Ed Caleb, Klamath County district attorney.

:lol: :lol:

--Bill, rbk Feb 2003

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He must have been a bilateral BK, as there's no way I could chuck mine at anyone! :o For a start they'd jack knife before they had even reached their target! :P Anyway, I value mine too much to start chucking them around...no matter what the provocation. :blink:

Good story, though - thanks for sharing.

Lizzie :)

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