Published On: Sun, Jun 16th, 2013

Police forced to fire on Arkansas man with toy gun after taser doesn’t work, they discover 8 birds in van

An Arkansas man with a toy gun got into a real “shootout” with police outside of a Wal-Mart and police later found his van full of various birds.

The bizarre events began when police received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle.

Rainbow Kilo Rasphoumy

Rainbow Kilo Rasphoumy

The caller stated that her uncle, identified as Rainbow Kilo Rasphoumy, age 40, often came to her home and bothered her, according to the Springdale Police Department.

She also noted that she believed Rasphoumy to be mentally ill, police added.

When police located the vehicle and signaled it to pull over, the suspect stopped in a Wal-Mart parking lot and got out of his van, but refused to cooperate with police, said Springdale PD Captain Mike Peters.

After attempting to hit officers with a plastic flute, police tasered Rasphoumy, who was not disabled by the stun gun.

Rasphoumy then pulled out what police now know was a plastic gun, and pointed in the direction of the officers, who then fired seven real shots at him.

None of the bullets hit Rasphoumy, who then locked himself in his van.

According to Peters, that is when a SWAT team and negotiators were called to the scene. After pleading with Rasphoumy for 45 minutes, Rasphoumy left his vehicle and was arrested and taken into custody by police.

In the van, officers recovered the toy gun — along with three parakeets, three chickens, and two ducks.

“It was a little strange, not something you see every day,” said Peters.

The man had run into the law recently having bothered a church with strange letter, more here

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