Travis S. Mock Shot by Cop One Day, Arrested the Next

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There was an old Saturday Night Live skit spoofing '70s cop shows that had officers in plainclothes bursting through a door, repeatedly firing their weapons at the perp inside, and then yelling at the bullet-riddled corpse, "Freeze!"

That image comes to mind when hearing about the hospital-bed arrest of Travis S. Mock, who is recovering from undisclosed injuries suffered when the unarmed man was shot by a police officer in the cop's Anaheim Hills neighborhood Thursday morning.

The 27-year-old Santa Ana resident's heinous crime?

Stealing mail from homes on Mock's quiet cul de sac . . . allegedly.

The Orange County Register has the scoop.

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Courtesy of Anaheim Police Department
Travis S. Mock
The unidentified Anaheim police officer, who was originally said to be off-duty but whose status has since been changed to on-duty in later reports, arrived in his neighborhood in the 1000 block of South Rexford Lane around 5:40 a.m. Thursday to find Mock standing in the street.

After Mock was shot, arriving police support say a brown bag containing mail from Rexford Lane residences was found next to the downed man. That area of Anaheim Hills has been struck by mail thefts in recent weeks, according to police.

Mock was arrested Friday on suspicion of theft of U.S. mail and possession of stolen property and placed on a parole hold. Not that he's going anywhere given his wounds.

His family complained to The Orange County Register that they have been barred from seeing him while he recovers in a hospital--and getting his side of the story. They admit Mock has had run-ins with the law but claim none were violent.

As with all local officer-involved shootings, the Orange County district attorney's office is investigating.


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Serena
Serena

Thats my cousin man! -_-

nikki
nikki

my fiance Travis is an amazing person loving,fun and all around great guy he does not deserve this just because he has a past record thats in the past.

aim to please
aim to please

What has happened to innocent until proven guilty??? Aren't the police suppose to identify themselves before shooting a person standing in the middle of the street in the back??? So my question is if the neighbors heard the gunshot and heard Travis yell "why did you shoot me"? The officer's replied "u were burglurizing", Shouldnt they have heard the officer identify himself ? Are you really sure he had a uniform on?What evidence did thy obtain from the officer?? Did they find his weapon (gun) they reported lost?? Is it common policy for a police officer to have a citizen report a police involved shooting when it was the officer involved himself?? Why did the officer leave the scene, Has his name even been released as of yet?? Are they trying to cover up how many people he has shot or how many times has he been investigted by internal affairs for being Quick Draw McGraw??? Yet they reveal Travis's name and they want to bring up his past and get all the dirt so the public can justify him being shot .bottomline , the, POWER TRIPPEN,REAL TAX DOLLER WASTEN, ANGER MANAGE defenant EVALUATION needen ,highly NOT QUALIFIED POLICE OFFICER pulled the trigger way too soon, especially in a RESIDENTIAL CUL-DE-SACK thats surrounded by houses ..Travis should"ve never been shot in the back, common people in THE BACK .Aren't the police (trained) TO USE NONLETHAL FORCE like the tazer guns they carry that would have subdued his victem.We need to stop judging people just because they have body art on the neck and any visible area that doesnt make a persona criminal and just because people make the wrong choices sometimes throughout their life it doesnt make them a violent hardend person.. Lets face reality here once again a policeman has made a poor choice , lets start telling the truth it always prevails!!! No offense to those honest,LOYAL men (officers) that are still holding up their oath to SERVE & PROTECT !!!! Not hold life low!!!

FIRESAWFRITZ13
FIRESAWFRITZ13

TRAVIS MOCK AND HIS FAMILY ARE LONG TIME FRIENDS. THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN VIOLENT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE COP WAS ON DUTY!!!! THIS IS BULL. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT RACE THE COP WAS?... JULS.

CC
CC

It's a shame that Anaheim Police Shoot Unarmed Men in the Back and then ask questions.. Shame on the officer for using Excessive Force ... It seems to be "The Way" Of the Anaheim Police Department..Some people may say he got what he deserved but No One Unarmed deserves to be shot IN THE BACK No One....

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the truth
the truth

Forget about looks, race, and all the other idiotic ways to judge peopleComplety wrong reporting. a felon on parole with a 10 year history of crimes who has been released 4 times? He was a threat, had a dangerous weapon just not a gun. He was burglarizing at 5am. how about he couldnt be arrested same day cause he was in surgery. Maybe if he got away and barricaded himself in your house and hurt your family you would have another opinion. shameful. check your facts a little more instead of copying and pasting .

club sandwhich
club sandwhich

I am not saying all Police Officers lie but a good majority of them do. Trust me, I am in a position to know having worn the uniform for a long long time. I am ashamed of my fellow brother officers when I look back in time and recall just how dishonest many cops were and are today. Its no surprise that if true as reported, the Police Dept has now changed the status of his on duty or off duty status. Many times the Police Officers are criminals themselves but they act as if they are above it all and like a "Saint" status. We really need to do something to revamp how law enforcement officers are screened and hired. There are many bad seeds that slip between the cracks and its by growing numbers

John
John

completely biased.he does not live on the street, or in anaheim hills at all.the officers status was never changed, only mis-reported by other news outlets who were unclear on his status.

shameful you call yourself a journalist.

7elevin11
7elevin11

I hope he sues the fuck out of the police department for shooting him in the back! Thats Ft up. If young people with criminal records could get jobs they would not be interested in steeling your mail, ass hole.

This is just another example of Class division and the war on poverty. fuck cops, the justice system, and their stupid war on Drugs.

OC1503CHIK
OC1503CHIK

I TO HAVE KNOW THE MOCKS FOR A VERY LONG TIME MAYBE NOT SO MUCH TRAVIS BUT BUT TWO BROTHERS AND BROTHERS EX AND KID ....I REALLY CANT BELIEVE THIS HAPPEND AND THERE IS ALOT UNANSWERED QUESTION...AND YOU SIT HERE SAYING ALL KINDS OF CRAP ABOUT HIM AND HIS PAST AND SO WHAT IF HE WAS "ALLEDGED" TO BE TAKING MAIL ...DOES THAT GIVE ANY POLICE A REASON TO SHOT ANYONE ..HE WAS UN ARMED ...ISNT THERE A PROTOCAL TO FOLLOW BEFORE OPENING FIRE.. ...AND WITH OUT THE COP FOLLOWING THEM HE IS JUS AS MUCH BREAKING THE LAW...FUKING PIGS ARE SCANDLOUS AND HINKY...

Itskat2010
Itskat2010

He did NOT have a dangerous weapon

Www Wuchow
Www Wuchow

im going to call this one contradicting so called truth? No wonder our prison systems are over populated we got people like this guy in the jurystand looking at the victems record and not at what crime is at hand .A man (officer whos supposed uphold thelaw himself) shot another man (travis the unarmed victem ,who was shot in the back not to mention) cant justfy ,judge his wrong violent actions by some childish finger pointing saying well he's been to a detention center so its "OK" THATS NO JUSTICE!!!! LOOK AT THE PROBLEM ,VIOLENT CRIME ,OUT COME OF THAT PERSONS CARLESS NESS FOR A NOTHER BEINGS lifeor health !!!

Elizabeth Alcala84
Elizabeth Alcala84

Also, what "on-duty" police officer is able to go back into the street he lives on while he is on-duty? There isn't a conpsiricay here, just a crooked cop.

Elizabeth Alcala84
Elizabeth Alcala84

"the truth" how did this cop know that he was on parole and had a history of crime??? Did he pull up his record before he decided to shoot him? No, he just decided to shoot him. If he wasn't a police officer, you would be thinking "oh just another shooting..." But since it was a police officer, everything changes. At that moment in time, it didnt matter who was above or below the law...two human beings and one got shot. Check YOUR facts before you decide to make yourself look like a fool.

CC
CC

Is that what police officers should go on.. What If's ? That officer could have gone about things differently! But He did what came naturally. He Pulled out his gun and shot the Un-Armed man in the Back. I thought Police were taught differently.

ABC Jess
ABC Jess

What dangerous weapon did he have? Get your facts straight becuase he did not have any weapon. "Unarmed". This cop took it upon himself to decided that he deserved to be shot. "Jury by one cop". Why isnt the cop arrested also? He too commited a crime and still no statement from the guy!

aim-e
aim-e

Thank you for a unbias comment especially coming from a honest retired officer.There aren't many officers that are willing to stand up and tell the truth about their brothers in blue/law. Too bad there are not very many officers that think the way you do.

AJ
AJ

If you look up property records, an Anaheim Police Officer lives in that cul-de-sac.

Elizabeth Alcala84
Elizabeth Alcala84

I have known Travis for a long time and I know he is the sweetest guy and has the kindest heart. These idiots on here are ignorant and have their head so far up their *** they can;t even begin to understand for one second what could possibly be going on in anyone else life but their own. Of course there are unanswered questions because law enforcement is involved. Just look up how many pieces of "evidence" has gone missing with these types of cases in the last 4 years. These people talk as if they have seen this first hand and know Travis personally. It's a joke that we actually have people in the world who are so one sided...that in itself is a tragedy.

Elizabeth Alcala84
Elizabeth Alcala84

You are right...That's why we have no many pieces of evidence going "missing" in cases that involve law enforcment. They think they are above the law just because they have a badge.

Pvt Giggles
Pvt Giggles

with that being said... a cop, on duty or off, would not shoot a suspect if thats what they want to call him, in the back for suspision of stealing mail... the cops r covering something up

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