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Vincine 10-14-2011 02:43 AM

2010 third place Darwin Award winner
 
I just tripped over this and felt I had to share it with this crowd.

After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol.

The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

trip286 10-14-2011 02:47 AM

I'm smiling right now...

Vikingdad 10-14-2011 04:15 AM

Must've had a death wish.

texaswoodworker 10-14-2011 04:28 AM

Thats like something staight out of the old west. That just made me very happy.

tellmaster207 10-14-2011 04:39 AM

Did that happen quite awhile ago?
I seem to Remember a story that came out about a year ago. Some guy thought he was running into a jewelry shop. It wasn't it was a gun shop & everybody blew his a** away. Still makes me smile.

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robocop10mm 10-14-2011 04:44 AM

Suicidal people will do some crazy sh!t. Sounds like suicide by cop (and everyone else in the store) :)

Alpha1Victor 10-14-2011 04:52 AM

Sounds like a forensic nightmare!

Gordo323 10-14-2011 04:58 AM

47 fired and only 23 wounds?
Hit the range folks! :eek:

tellmaster207 10-14-2011 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordo323
47 fired and only 23 wounds?
Hit the range folks! :eek:

Agreed

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HotFudge 10-14-2011 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordo323 (Post 601071)
47 fired and only 23 wounds?
Hit the range folks! :eek:

Maybe they keyholed most of the shots.:p


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