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What was he thinking?!

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How can that be true?

Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien wants us to believe that when he heard his windshield break apart, it was the first sign of trouble.

That cannot possibly be true.

The first impact, both heard and felt, was when the front of his Buick smashed into all 240 pounds of Jim Reed. The impact was so tectonic that it flipped this giant of a man into the air and then onto the bishop's windshield.

When Reed landed upon the car's front window, it was the second explosive event.

Whatever else was passing through the bishop's mind, there is no way that smashing into the pedestrian didn't snap him out of his reverie and hone his focus.

When Jim Reed obliterated the bishop's windshield, Thomas J. O'Brien saw exactly what happened.

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