Skip to comments.Crime victim strikes back (Victim runs over and kills suspect)
Posted on 11/23/2004 5:04:30 AM PST by new cruelty
TRENTON - Minutes after four young men robbed a Hiltonia resident of $1,500 cash Sunday night and threatened to rape his teenage daughters, one of the suspects lay dead under the victim's sport utility vehicle on nearby Route 29.
The unidentified young man was killed after he jumped from his car and began shooting at the SUV driven by Robert O'Neal, 54, who had given chase.
O'Neal ran him over, police said. "I didn't mean for this to happen," O'Neal said yesterday, fighting back tears. "I'm a single parent with two daughters. They had my credit cards, my wallet. They knew where I lived."
A union iron worker with Local 68, O'Neal has lived in the Hiltonia section of the city almost two decades.
"This (criminal activity) has got to stop," he said. "If we don't stand up for ourselves, it won't stop."
Detectives said yesterday that the four men robbed O'Neal in front of his home about 9 p.m. Sunday.
The dead man's identity had not been disclosed last night.
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We need to get those SUV's banned!
A shame he did not kill all four.
Shooting at the SUV? The last thing you want to do is anger one of those things.
One down, 3 to go. Happy Hunting!
This guy should keep his trap shut until he sees a lawyer. "I didn't mean for this to happen" is OK, but the rest of his rambling seems to be digging himself a hole.
Give the man a medal...
In this particular case the SUV did the right thing.
An attorney would advise against saying something like that, I'd bet.
I can just see the greasy lawyers lining up to sue this guy becasue he defended himself.
I hope he's crying because he missed the other three.
Shades of Bernie Goetz.
Expect the parents of the suspect to file a lawsuit against Mr. O'Neil.
Will this be classified as a "Hate Crime". Oh yeah, the driver was white, probably not.
Sounds like a Rush Limbaugh SUV update story.
The first rule, when there's a dead or wounded bad guy, is to say NOTHING except: "I was in fear for my life. I wish to speak to my attorney before making any further statement"
Another crime involving a SUV.
Good for the father! Unfortunately, he'll be convicted and won't see his daughters again until they have their own daughters. We don't have a victim's justice system.
Thats right, SUV's don't kill people, people kill people!
Thanks goodness the guy didn't have a handgun, someone might have really gotten hurt!
But I think the robber was black, so the robber's parents may use that to their advantage.
O'Neal's next tank of gas is on me.
An earlier post of this story, fuller version, said that the father won't be charged.
I've heard of brand loyalty before, but this takes it to a new level.
TRENTON -- When armed robbers jammed a gun into his face and threatened to rape his two daughters, something snapped, Trenton resident Bob ONeal said yesterday.
"I just couldnt take it anymore," ONeal said. "He put a gun in my face and threatened to rape my kids. Im not having that."
According to police, ONeal jumped into his SUV and chased his attackers after they confronted him in front of his Hiltonia home Sunday night and stole about $1,500 in cash.
The chase ended minutes later, on Route 29, after ONeal allegedly ran over one suspect who fired at him, leaving him dead at the scene.
"I wasnt trying to kill anybody... I just wanted to get the tag number on the car," a visibly-shaken ONeal said. "But they intended to kill me," he added.
Police said the bizarre robbery turned fatality began in front of ONeals Cornwall Avenue home around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Also from that discussion. A picture of the father.
Hmmmm. Gun control or traction control?
Good for him. He deserves a medal for bravery.
Yeah, unless you've got at least a .44 mag you're just gonna piss 'em off.
You may have been right the first time.
Police arrested 19-year-old Kyle Gibson (image above) of Hamilton Township, N.J.. The licensed barber owns and was driving the suspects' car. Police also arrested a 15-year-old, and are seeking a third suspect.
This man did the world a favor. The dead guy's crimes would escalate to rape and murder if he hadn't of been caught. They need to find the other 3 and run over them, too.
Wrong thread or did I miss your point?
The SUV was loyal to the owner instead of the owner being loyal to the brand of SUV.
Added to BANGLIST due to the self defense/victim fights back nature of this piece
From a lawyer who does our legal briefs (I teach NRA firearms marksmanship).
What to tell the POLICE in the event of a shooting.
1. I WAS IN FEAR FOR MY LIFE.
2. HE/SHE SAID THAT THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME.
3. I WILL NOT SAY ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL I SPEAK TO MY LAWYER.
Folks, THAT is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, DO NOT give them up.
Cops and Investigators start building a case against YOU the SECOND YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH!
A good SUV will do that you know.
Oh man.......I said I wasn't going to cry......
ROTFLOL! ahem.. sorry... I don't mean to laugh at your grief.
<< One of the robbers then jumped from the car, which had been disabled by the collisions, and began firing at O'Neal's SUV, the report said.
While O'Neal can't remember what happened next, police and a gas station attendant at the Sunoco across the street from the crash said the SUV ran over the gunman.
"Right now, you could say this is in self-defense," Medina said. "The suspect shot more than once (at O'Neal). Definitely the (robbery) victim felt like his life was in immediate danger."
Self defense indeed. He did a good thing by giving chase, and it led to a self defense situation. No one should be placed in the situation this citizen/father found himself. The ones to pay should exclusively be the perps. The community and the law should wrap its arms around the father.
It's a damn shame he didn't get all four of them....
Couldn't help but notice the MSM didn't identify the ethnicity of the four young men?
I'm guessing they weren't caucasian; Otherwise, they'd have been id'd as such in the article by MSM in BIG BOLD CAPTIAL LETTERS WITH LIGHTS AND BANNERS.
From the article posted-
Police are searching for a black male about 6-foot-1 with a medium build who is known by the nickname "Black."
Anyone with information can contact Detective Lt. Robert Cochran at (609) 989-4153 or the Trenton police confidential tip-line at (609) 989-3663.
Maybe Local 68 will deal with the other three perps.
A great American! Damn criminals think they can take anything they want, without repercussions? Guess again idiots. My hat is off to this patriot! A few more cases like this, where we put a medal on him, and the country will be headed the right way!
Cue 'In a Yugo' by Paul Shanklin.