Middletown Resident Pulls Gun on Census Worker

Some people really don’t like performing their civic duty:

MIDDLETOWN — A city man has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a census worker last week.

An employee of the U.S. Census Bureau complained to police that Demond McCaw, 35, pulled a gun on him while he was visiting the suspects McKenna Drive home on May 30 at 6:44 p.m.

The worker told police that McCaw was answering census-related questions, then stopped when he thought the questions became too personal, according to police. The census worker walked back to his car to retrieve paperwork and McCaw allegedly followed. The suspect reportedly grabbed the papers from the worker, police said. When the worker attempted to retrieve them McCaw pulled a hand gun from his waistband, cocked it and began waiving the weapon above his head in a threatening manner, according to the census worker’s statement to police.

McCaw told police he felt threatened by the census worker and said the worker did not show proper identification.

Police officers confiscated the hand gun, which they said was loaded.

McCaw was charged with second-degree threatening with a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.  [Middletown Press]

McCaw was released on bail.  Be careful, census workers!

22 thoughts on “Middletown Resident Pulls Gun on Census Worker

  1. The Census Worker

    Demond McCaw had his day in court, on July 14, 2010 at 10:53AM at Middletown Superior Court, Docket # CR10-191084. In court, McCaw did NOT claim the Census worker lacked ID. Instead, McCaw chose to go on probation (which is the same as admitting that he did it) He gave no excuses for what he did. In court, McCaw did not claim that the Census worker had no ID – because McCaw did not want to risk a perjury conviction. The court was lenient with him because he was a first-time offender, and because he did not contest the charges.

  2. The Census Worker

    Demond McCaw had his day in court, on July 14, 2010 at 10:53AM at Middletown Superior Court, Docket # CR10-191084. In court, McCaw did NOT claim the Census worker lacked ID. Instead, McCaw chose to go on probation (which is the same as admitting that he did it) He gave no excuses for what he did. In court, McCaw did not claim that the Census worker had no ID – because McCaw did not want to risk a perjury conviction. The court was lenient with him because he was a first-time offender, and because he did not contest the charges.

  3. The Census Worker

    Thank you, “I can see clearly now”.

    Most likely Demond McCaw felt threatened by a government representative’s statement that his answers were required by law. He didn’t like that, so he overreacted by snatching the form and pulling his gun. It was his way of “sticking it to the man” and “fighting the power”. He thought he was going to be the “rebel without a cause”. It was an irresponsible and immature use of a deadly firearm.

    On top of that, he manipulated his best friend and tried to discredit the victim – just to save his own sorry butt.

    There are many people who hate the government and take it out on Census workers. Census workers make easy targets because they have no weapons and no authority to file charges or make arrests.

  4. The Census Worker

    Thank you, “I can see clearly now”.

    Most likely Demond McCaw felt threatened by a government representative’s statement that his answers were required by law. He didn’t like that, so he overreacted by snatching the form and pulling his gun. It was his way of “sticking it to the man” and “fighting the power”. He thought he was going to be the “rebel without a cause”. It was an irresponsible and immature use of a deadly firearm.

    On top of that, he manipulated his best friend and tried to discredit the victim – just to save his own sorry butt.

    There are many people who hate the government and take it out on Census workers. Census workers make easy targets because they have no weapons and no authority to file charges or make arrests.

  5. The Census Worker

    I actually consider the whole experience positive, because:
    1.) the authorities(police) did their jobs with competence and integrity,
    2.) I remained calm in a dangerous situation,
    3.) the perpetrator suffered consequences for his transgressions, and
    4.) it happened to me and NOT one of my coworkers, who might not have handled it as well as I did.

  6. The Census Worker

    I actually consider the whole experience positive, because:
    1.) the authorities(police) did their jobs with competence and integrity,
    2.) I remained calm in a dangerous situation,
    3.) the perpetrator suffered consequences for his transgressions, and
    4.) it happened to me and NOT one of my coworkers, who might not have handled it as well as I did.

  7. The Census Worker

    Dear “Danny”, I do not know what a “townie” is, but I am not a student. I am actually not outraged by the incident, because the system worked. The offender suffered consequences for his actions. He was arrested, the cops confiscated his gun, and he had to pay $25000 bail. I consider all that positive. What outrages me is the way his lying best friend is spreading his false account of the story over the internet and trying to defame me in order to protect his criminal friend.

  8. The Census Worker

    Dear “Danny”, I do not know what a “townie” is, but I am not a student. I am actually not outraged by the incident, because the system worked. The offender suffered consequences for his actions. He was arrested, the cops confiscated his gun, and he had to pay $25000 bail. I consider all that positive. What outrages me is the way his lying best friend is spreading his false account of the story over the internet and trying to defame me in order to protect his criminal friend.

  9. Danny

    “The Census Worker” –

    Are you a townie or a student? I need to determine how outraged I should be by this situation.

  10. Danny

    “The Census Worker” –

    Are you a townie or a student? I need to determine how outraged I should be by this situation.

  11. The Census Worker

    I was the Census worker who dealt with Demond McCaw. I had my badge on the whole time and properly identified myself according to procedure. When Demond McCaw initially resisted my attempt to conduct the interview, I politely informed him that his answers were required by law. I wrote his name on the enumerator questionnaire. After that, McCaw refused to answer any more questions, saying “this is getting too personal” and “you could be anybody”. I then went back to my car to indicate on the form that the visit ended in a refusal, and to get another form for another case. McCaw had come out to my car in the parking lot. He snatched the form from the shelf in my trunk. I instinctively tried to get it back. McCaw ran off several steps, tore up the form, drew his gun, pointed it in the air, and cocked it. It was probably his way of assuring that I would NOT get the form back. I called my boss who instructed me to call the police. While waiting for the police, McCaw talked to his neighboring friend to ask him to support a false story which would exonerate McCaw. In McCaw’s false account of the story, he claimed that I did not have my badge on and it was hanging on the rear view mirror of my car. His false account also claimed that he never went out to the parking lot, drew his gun, or cocked it.

  12. The Census Worker

    I was the Census worker who dealt with Demond McCaw. I had my badge on the whole time and properly identified myself according to procedure. When Demond McCaw initially resisted my attempt to conduct the interview, I politely informed him that his answers were required by law. I wrote his name on the enumerator questionnaire. After that, McCaw refused to answer any more questions, saying “this is getting too personal” and “you could be anybody”. I then went back to my car to indicate on the form that the visit ended in a refusal, and to get another form for another case. McCaw had come out to my car in the parking lot. He snatched the form from the shelf in my trunk. I instinctively tried to get it back. McCaw ran off several steps, tore up the form, drew his gun, pointed it in the air, and cocked it. It was probably his way of assuring that I would NOT get the form back. I called my boss who instructed me to call the police. While waiting for the police, McCaw talked to his neighboring friend to ask him to support a false story which would exonerate McCaw. In McCaw’s false account of the story, he claimed that I did not have my badge on and it was hanging on the rear view mirror of my car. His false account also claimed that he never went out to the parking lot, drew his gun, or cocked it.

  13. Bebe

    please stop stealing stories from my “Trash Townie” ACB threads.

    this is the third time this has happened.

  14. Bebe

    please stop stealing stories from my “Trash Townie” ACB threads.

    this is the third time this has happened.

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