††††††††† Chapter Ten: A Freedom Fighter

 

†††† Eddie had been following the events on the news, and considering the issues and his options. Then he made his decision. He emptied the water fire extinguisher into the sink. Then, as he had done many times at work, he opened it up. It was a simple process: Half full with water. Donít fill it all the way, because you can put it on the compressor and pressurize it, and the gauge would show full pressure, but only a tiny amount of pressurized air would be inside, and only a tiny burst would be propelled out.

†††† Eddie took two liters of ammonia and two liters of bleach. He held his breath and poured them together into the extinguisher. Then he screwed the cap back on and washed out the ammonia and bleach containers.

†††† The fan in the room was on, and blew the poisonous vapors away. Eddie used a wrench to tighten the cap, and put the extinguisher on the compressor. In a few seconds, he had his deadly weapon.

†††† Eddie sat on the front steps and waited. After an hour, a cop was walking by. The cop could not see the extinguisher, but it wouldnít have mattered anyway. Fire extinguishers were still legal in New Hampshire.

†††† Eddie took a deep breath, picked up the extinguisher, aimed the hose and sprayed the unsuspecting cop in the face. After a few seconds of screaming and gasping, the cop fell. Eddie calmly set the extinguisher down and walked up. He breathed again for a few seconds, then stepped up and removed the copís gun from the holster, capturing the gun as a prize of war. He used the first bullet on that cop, then walked around the block. As he turned the first corner, he retrieved the leather jacket and sunglasses he had stashed. He put them on, and concealed the gun under the jacket.

†††† After making his way all the way around the block, he saw the scene, with enemy officers swarming in. He stepped out between parked cars and shot one big cop in the back of the head. Then he turned and exchanged shots with another cop. The copís shot struck Eddie. Eddieís shot struck the cop. Eddie died in two minutes, the cop died in five.

†††† The evening news would be abuzz with yet another story of a citizen fighting back, and everybody would know another way to kill a cop when a gun is not available.



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