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.
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