Door-smashing Sochi olympian accepts SWAT invite
Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn, who smashed through a jammed bathroom door in Sochi on Saturday, has accepted an invitation from Texas police
By Tasha Tsiaperas
The Dallas Morning News
DENTON, Texas — Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn, who channeled the Incredible Hulk and smashed through a jammed bathroom door in Sochi on Saturday, has accepted an invitation from the Denton Police Department to attend SWAT training.
The McKinney native has become Internet famous after tweeting a photo of the tattered bathroom door. Two days after the 30-year-old smashed his way into becoming a meme, he got stuck in an elevator with a few friends but didn't pry it open.
Denton police tweeted the University of North Texas alumnus Monday asking Quinn if he would like to learn the "right way 2 breach doors."
Quinn and his agent accepted the invitation to train as a "door slammer" with Denton police.
"Folks, the point for this message is some fun with Johnny Quinn, a UNT Grad and an Olympian that has been in the news for having to break through a bathroom door. We thought it would be fun to invite him and have him join us on a SWAT training day,"
Denton police posted to Facebook on Tuesday.
Quinn, a former NFL and Canadian Football League player, continues to trend on Twitter with his hashtag #SochiJailBreak. The U.S. bobsled team competes Feb. 16.
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