So said Alan Hampton in 2012 after he was shot during a traffic stop. He did not bleed to death. But he is in prison now.
Hampton was high on meth when he was pulled over by Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Cody Dunfee. As the officer reached the car, Hampton hit the gas.
“As I approached the car, I noticed what appeared to be a black square object in his waistband,” Dunfee said.
The officer was correct. It was a gun and he shot Hampton in self-defense while being dragged down the road.
Hampton received a 30-year sentence this week, but him indignantly asking his arresting officer “Why'd you shoot me?!” will live forever.
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