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Man trying to rob people in line for LeBron James sneakers in Atlanta shot, killed by customer
Alabama.com ^ | 6-25-2013 | Debbie Lord

Posted on 06/25/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT by Renfield

A man who tried to rob people standing in line to buy the new $180 LeBron James Nike sneakers was shot and killed by one of the customers, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

The customers were waiting in line at an Atlanta area store early Saturday morning to be the first to get the newly released shoe when a man approached the group, pulled a gun and told them to give him their money.

A man who was in line pulled his own weapon and shot the would-be robber, killing him.

According to the story, the man who shot the would-be robber got back in line after he pulled the trigger.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: atlanta; crime; guncontrol; secondamendment

The new Nike LeBron James basketball shoe

1 posted on 06/25/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

That is to die for.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 4:29:45 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Renfield

$180 is chump change; Air Jordans cost $500+...

http://www.kicksonfire.com/2012/01/19/30-air-jordans-that-cost-500-each/


3 posted on 06/25/2013 4:30:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Renfield

“got back into line” kind of out with the garbage and lets me get back to my life.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 4:30:12 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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Comment from one of the witnesses (who had been in line at the store) as reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“He [the shooter] really stood up for all of us,” said Taylor White, who told Channel 2 that he was in line when the shooting happened. “I salute the homie that did that.”

5 posted on 06/25/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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Only in America can our poorest afford (or even want) a super ugly $180 shoe.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Renfield

It was one of those pesky white guys wasnt it?.../s


7 posted on 06/25/2013 4:36:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Renfield

Don`t Tread On My LeBron`s!


8 posted on 06/25/2013 4:36:43 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Renfield

You’d be surprised how many of these things I see at yard sales for $3.00. They are nowhere near as impressive as people make them out to be. Same material as any other shoe.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 4:40:45 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: dsrtsage

Mass culture is deeply, deeply sick.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 4:43:28 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Mouton
“got back into line” kind of out with the garbage and lets me get back to my life.

Yeah, that kind of adds class to the whole incident in a certain funny kind of way. I wonder if the rest of the line formed a wide berth around the body.

11 posted on 06/25/2013 4:55:01 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Renfield
...the man who shot the would-be robber got back in line after he pulled the trigger.

Simple justice. Don't call the police, call a sanitation crew.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 5:59:15 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Renfield

That’s one ugly shoe.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 6:24:51 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Everything about the Miami Heat is ugly.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 6:43:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield
"According to the story, the man who shot the would-be robber got back in line after he pulled the trigger."

You'd think the crowd would've let him go to the front of the line for the public service he performed.

15 posted on 06/25/2013 8:28:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Renfield

the denouement (kind of explains why there wasn’t a 24/7 media uproar)

http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ScreenSnapz002.jpg


16 posted on 08/10/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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