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+ - Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62->

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iComp
iComp writes "n yet another sign of the continued supremacy — for the moment at least — of humanity over its machines, reports are coming in that a duo of powerful police robots has been bested in combat by an elderly American man who was "heavily intoxicated" at the time after the "strategic" enforcement machines attempted to storm his dwelling.

According to a report by the local Portsmouth Daily Times, last weekend cops in the town of Waverly, Ohio, responded to an incident in which a "heavily armed" 62-year-old resident had fired a shot and threatened other people, though apparently none were hurt.

The situation was evidently deemed extremely serious by the human cops at the scene and the law-enforcement chain of command, as it resulted in the deployment of a high level unit named "Strategic Response", which arrived in Waverly bringing at least two robots intended for use in major siege operations. The Times specifies that "several residences had to be evacuated" before senior commanders dared to unleash the strategic siege machines against the elderly but apparently impressively equipped suspect."

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