By Bob Owens
Officers from the North Miami Police responded to a 911 call where the caller claimed that a man with a gun was threatening suicide.
The call was a lie.
Instead, officers rolled up, weapons drawn, to find a severely autistic man clearly holding a toy truck in his hands.
They knew the man was autistic because his group home caretaker rushed out to explain to officers what what going on, as the caretaker clearly explained, with his hands in the air as his oblivious charge continued playing with his truck.
Recognizing that the 911 caller was in error, the officers holstered their handguns and put away their rifles and everyone went about their day.
A therapist who works with people with disabilities is telling his story after he said police shot him while he was trying to help his patient with autism.
Cellphone video was released Wednesday afternoon showing Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his hands in the air, telling officers that weapons are not necessary. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey said, “and I am laying down here just like this, and I’m telling them …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms