Family Dollar Customer Shoots Robber

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by Bigcountry02, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Customer to the rescue.

    http://www.local15tv.com/shared/new...ustomer-shoots-robber-5699.shtml#.UoTibBZUPjQ

    Updated: Wednesday, November 13 2013, 10:57 AM CST
    UPDATE 10:30AM: Mobile Police say a customer at a Family Dollar that was being robbed shot the suspect multiple times.

    Police say the suspect got into the store while employees were unloading a truck. The suspect grabbed one of the employees, forced him to the front of the store and demanded money from the register.

    While holding the employee at gunpoint, police say a customer fired his weapon and hit the suspect multiple times. A second male subject was seen running from the store.

    The injured suspect was taken to the hospital. Upon release, he will be charged with robbery first degree.
     
  2. JonM

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    multiple hits. damn fine shooting. probably saved the life of that employee as often times once the goblin gets what they want they kill the victim anyyway.
     

  3. nitestalker

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    Multiple hits at close range with a handgun. It served to disable the felon. In the real world handguns often result in non-fatal wounds. :)
     
  4. hawkguy

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    i think the stat i heard was, in modern times....about 80% shot with a handgun survive.
     
  5. orangello

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    Just so long as they remember to flail wildly as they fly backwards through the air.

    ;)
     
  6. Doc3402

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    I sure would like to know what he shot him with. We know it had to be a Glock, but was it a Glock semi-auto or a Glock revolver?
     
  7. robertusa123

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    the best part is that family dollar can,t fire the customer for defending himself. Like they probley would do if it was an employee that shot the robber
     
  8. Jagermeister

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    Yea, no kidding! :rolleyes:
     
  9. MisterMcCool

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    Expect signs to be posted.
     
  10. eatmydust

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    And they should read something like his - "We appreciate all of our law abiding customers, especially those that provide added security! Show your PD weapon at checkout and receive 10% off your total bill! Thank You, Family Dollar, Inc."
     
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  11. alsaqr

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    Yep, the scumbag had robbed another business: Sounds like he was out on bail. Ardic White is in the hospital having numerous leaks repaired. i love it when a violent low life leaks.


    http://www.fox10tv.com/news/local/mobile-county/good-samaritan-shoots-suspect-speaks
     
  12. Warrior1256

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    In a sane USA that is what the sign would say, but I suspect that we will see something much more negative posted.
     
  13. John_Deer

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    Most of the time there are only two clerks in a Family Dollar at any given time. It seems that Family Dollar would want armed clerks. Family Dollar doesn't allow employees to have a weapon on the premises. A clerk at the Family Dollar here leaves his hunting rifle at my house so he doesn't have to go back home to get his rifle. He hunts one of the better spots in the area. He doesn't want to miss a second on his stand.
     
  14. nitestalker

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    Did Family Dollar give him a years supply of stale "Snacks":rolleyes:
     
  15. therukh

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  16. Sometimes the reasons are simpler than might be. A person who receives multiple gunshot wounds is more likely to be immediately transported to an emergency room and get immediate care. If not dead on scene, they have a fair chance of survival.

    Which somewhat explains the large number of people 'killed' with .22 or .25 caliber pistols. They run off, don't feel too bad and don't get care. Then die of gangrene or other infection several days later.

    Back to the main theme: Good for the customer. Let's all pray he doesn't get screwed over by 'local authorities' and/or a civil suit.
     
  17. Doc3402

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    There's only one fault with the article at the link. They're preaching kill shots. It is an article on how to shoot to kill, and that should never be our goal. Shoot to end the threat. Shoot to make the bad guy stop doing what he intends to do. Take your choice. They're one and the same.

    The article makes us look bloodthirsty, and even though we are for the most part armed, I don't think that's the case. I just think we want to be able to move about in safety, but be ready and able to defend ourselves against the predators in our society.
     
  18. wittmeba

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    Same advice when I asked the question - from Axxe55.

    It is the right answer and I'll never forget it. Just makes sense. But I'd hate to have someone live - then sue me.
     
  19. seancslaughter

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    I'm sorry but the way I was trained to end the threat usually ends up being fatal I agree that you have to choose words carefully but most everyone I know is trained to aim for center mass the largest target on a person I mean I know if it ever happens to me I'll probably go to jail for triple tapping someone just cause that was my training and some da will call that overkill and off to court I'll go
     
  20. AIKIJUTSU

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    It's good to have a news outlet that reports positive uses of guns. The big 3 won't mention this unless it turns into a Zimmerman fiasco. Maybe Al and Jesse don't read nor watch Fox News. But, they probably do. At least the shooter wasn't a "honkie".