New accounts are even more bizarre than the old ones. Some facts seem incompatible with others.http://www.kmbc.com/article/witnesses-share-new-details-of-how-woman-with-stolen-sword-was-killed/21676972http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article213520809.htmlhttp://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article213260674.htmlIt started(?) with a break-in(?) at Robert Person’s (unoccupied and unlocked) home. He says Fulkerson, 28, stole a bridesmaid’s dress and a decorative sword.
(so I presume she was naked when she entered his house
)Fulkerson hopped out of the window of Person's home and ran to the garage of the abandoned home across the street. "It just seemed like the wrong angle. She seemed like a scared animal that was cornered.” Two hours later, a battering ram forced her out. Then, there were gunshots.Witnesses said Fulkerson charged officers with the sword.
(regardless of anything else, as long as this is true then the police acted reasonably
)"If she’s running across the street half-naked with a sword, she’s probably not OK. She probably needs a doctor. She needs her mom. She needs somebody besides the militarized police.”
(this is why I want pictures
------------According to police, the incident began(?) about 1:30 p.m. when officers working in the area of Northeast 38th Street and North Jackson Avenue saw a woman (in a wedding dress) walking down the street with a sword.
(how is this a crime? there can only be one beginning. and only one highlander)She appeared to be headed toward a day care center. The officers tried to talk to her, but she ran.
(trying to get her phone number perhaps?
)Simonetti then tried unsuccessfully to enter several homes before breaking into a house where no one was home. Because police considered Simonetti armed and because she would not leave the house, they initiated a procedure for an armed standoff. That procedure includes bringing more officers to the scene, including a tactical team and negotiators. Police surrounded the house, and the nearby day care was placed on lockdown. After about an hour and 20 minutes, Simonetti left the house and fled into a nearby detached garage, still carrying the sword. The homeowner said last Friday that Simonetti had entered his house through an unlocked door and took a decorative sword and put on a bridesmaid dress.While she was fleeing, officers used several nonlethal tools to try to arrest her. Police did not immediately specify those tools on Wednesday but said "although she was struck numerous times, they were ineffective, which is very unusual."
(i guess the SWAT team sucks or something is fishy here
)Officers surrounded the garage to keep Simonetti from escaping. Trying to get her to surrender, they used negotiators, pepper spray and beanbag projectiles, without success. Negotiators tried to talk to Simonetti by phone and through a public address system but received no response. About 4 p.m. — "after being repeatedly instructed to disarm," police said — Simonetti left the garage and "ran toward officers with the sword." Officers shot and killed Simonetti.
------------It ended with Kansas City police officers firing at least six bullets, killing 28-year-old Ashley Simonetti, and leaving those who knew her seething, insisting that although Simonetti acted peculiar, she was never a danger to others. Police on Friday confirmed they had "recovered a sword from the deceased" but did not provide any more details on what prompted officers to fire.Police descended en masse. Simonetti, inside a neighbor's unoccupied house, climbed out of a window to elude them. The sword reportedly was stolen from the home. So was the bridesmaid's dress.
(wait so she was in the street with a sword, then chased back into a house where she stole the sword and dress from?
)She ran through Braaten's yard. Her dress came loose. Police fired bean bags at her in a scene that Braaten called crazy. "Seeing her run through the backyard with a sword in her hand. She’s topless(!). This lady is obviously out of her gourd," he said.
(obvious by now what I want.
)Finally, police tried to enter the garage with a battering ram. Simonetti sneaked under the bashed garage door and took off running. "They opened fire on her and dropped her there," Braaten said.
(wait so this article refutes the charging the police version of events).She was well known in the neighborhood, he said. Her mother lives nearby. "I know she wasn't a threat to anybody," Neff said. "She was just a colorful person." Neighbors said the same. Gerald Ferguson said he would often see Simonetti across the street, on Neff's yard, practicing her moves(!!), which Neff said was like a free-form mixture of ballet, yoga and martial arts.
So she lives in the neighborhood
(true thieves rarely rob their own area) is friendly, well-liked, and well-known to be weird, and was on the street or possibly inside someone's unlocked
home wearing his wife's clothes
and sword? I think the police may have screwed this one up.