Shooting Hoops With the Defuser

APD's superhero at national free-throw competition today

The Defuser: Can leap Yao Ming in a single bound. Probably.
The Defuser: Can leap Yao Ming in a single bound. Probably.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's nuthin' but net.

Actually, flight is not one of the powers of Det. Jarrett Crippen, aka APD's own superhero the Defuser. This afternoon he'll be participating in the Austin Elk’s Lodge No. 201 Annual Hoop Shoot. More than 100 children, ages 8-13, are expected to take part in Austin, but they'll be amongst 3 million kids participating nationally in the world's biggest free throw competition. The event runs from 3pm to 6pm today at the city's Turner Roberts Recreation Center.

So what's the Defuser been up to recently? According to his blog, Crippen just returned from Bulgaria where he's been shooting the upcoming Sci-Fi channel original movie Lightning Strikes with Kevin Sorbo (he of Hercules and Andromeda fame.)

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The Defuser, Basketball, Austin Elk’s Lodge #201, Hoop Shoot, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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