OK, i've played in the snow & had a few snowball fights, but probably not as many as some of the more northern members. Can anybody explain why this guy would reasonably need to pull a gun to protest a snowball hitting his SUV? I've been hit by a snowball before, but i don't honestly remember one hitting my car; is it that devestating? Officer Draws Gun at Snowball Fight VIDEO: Officer Draws Gun at Snowball Fight Officer involved is on "non-contact" status Updated: Monday, 21 Dec 2009, 8:25 AM EST Published : Sunday, 20 Dec 2009, 7:10 PM EST Roz Plater FOX 5 News BY ROZ PLATER/myfoxdc WASHINGTON - A veteran D.C. police officer is under investigation. Witnesses say he pulled his gun out after someone hit his vehicle with snowballs. It happened at the intersection of 14th and U Streets on Saturday afternoon. A group of twenty-somethings was pelting each other with snowballs. An amateur photographer captured still pictures of what happened. Several videos are also posted on YouTube. The officer can be seen holding a gun. Witnesses tell FOX 5 someone called 9-1-1 after they saw the driver pull out a gun. It was only after a uniformed officer arrived that they discovered the driver was an off-duty police officer. At one point on the videos the man identifies himself as Detective Baylor. When someone in the crowd asked if he pulled a gun during the snow fight he replied he did because he was hit with snowballs. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty told FOX 5 the officer involved is on "non-contact" status while internal affairs investigates. The snowball fight was organized on Twitter, and the incident was widely discussed on the social networking site. From my limited snowball experience, this guy seems like an overly angry douchebag who probably doesn't need a carry permit or a job that requires one. There is a response from the DC police under that article in the link; hopefully their investigation will conclude with this officer being put in a filing clerk position that doesn't involve interacting with the public or carrying a firearm other than a more maturity level-appropriate Red Ryder BB rifle painted safety orange. That is unless someone can explain why a LEO would need to respond to a snowball fight with a drawn firearm.