The one described as "the most realistic thing" some officers said they would likely see.
Yep, they went ahead and did it.
|Police fighting METH dealers, armed with paint guns ...|
From the description, about a lost elderly man ...
About 10:30 a.m.: A search-and-rescue team tracks Budnik's bracelet to a field near a barn off Summit Meadow Lane. They cannot find the man but stumble into an active methamphetamine lab, where five searchers are “shot” and several have caustic drug substances thrown onto them, according to the scenario. One other searcher escapes to call for help.
10:48 a.m.: Law enforcement arrives, and a gunfight ensues -- paintball guns, in this case. For the next 45 minutes, sporadic gun battles break out as the SWAT team encounters the angry meth cooks. Noise-makers and smoke bombs simulate the explosion of the meth lab, and chaos erupts.
Yes, that sounds very realistic in Watauga County (irony).