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Gunman bolts empty-handed from El Cajon market
San Diego Union Tribune - Sign On San Diego ^ | Friday, December 4, 2009 at 9:54 a.m.

Posted on 12/04/2009 11:57:39 AM PST by Jagdgewehr

EL CAJON — A gunman who attempted to rob a market in unincorporated El Cajon got cold feet and ran away empty-handed, authorities said today.

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The clerk told the gunman most of the money was kept below the counter and began to reach in that direction, he said, adding that the would-be robber then ran away, possibly fearing the clerk was reaching for a weapon.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: elcajon; gunman; robbery
Actually, Harbison Canyon is the wrong place for a robber or burglar to do his business. Folks down in there will shoot you and dump your body in some hole.
1 posted on 12/04/2009 11:57:40 AM PST by Jagdgewehr
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To: Jagdgewehr

Which just goes to show that if a thief ‘thinks’ you may be armed, it might be just enough to make them change their minds.


2 posted on 12/04/2009 12:31:58 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Jagdgewehr

I agree! A sheriff’s spokesman was on tv about a year ago, after a burglar was shot and killed by a homeowner, and said that “People should be careful, as most people in East County have guns.” LOL!


3 posted on 12/04/2009 1:11:00 PM PST by Jaxmum
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To: Jaxmum

“Most people in the East county have guns”

And I would add “ and know how to use them “


4 posted on 12/04/2009 2:03:15 PM PST by blastdad51 (Typical middle-aged white patriot.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

When I lived in La Mesa, I’d go down to Hiram’s in El Cajon and ogle the guns on the wall. The front half of the store was a liquor store - I kid you not.

One question about the story: if the area is unincorporated, how can it be El Cajon?


5 posted on 12/04/2009 2:07:23 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Oh, yes! I remember Hiram’s too! Addresses in Harbison Canyon are considered a part of El Cajon (Bostonia) Post Office’s rual delivery area.


6 posted on 12/04/2009 2:23:42 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (The GOP faithful want me to believe I have only two voting options......"bad" and "worse")
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To: Jagdgewehr
To give you an idea of how much El Cajon has changed, my grandfather graduated from the only high school in town in a class of but five students.
7 posted on 12/05/2009 10:58:28 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie

That was some time ago! I remember El Cajon from the very early 60’s when it wasn’t unusual to see small dairies, livestock, horses and small open acreages of crops in or near town....even truck farming (mostly orchards) within minutes of town. By the 70’s there was an apartment building boom in the valley and El Cajon went down hill from there.


8 posted on 12/06/2009 12:56:41 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (The GOP faithful want me to believe I have only two voting options......"bad" and "worse")
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To: Jaxmum

I work in El Cajon, and it’s definitely “Red Neck” country.


9 posted on 12/06/2009 1:08:11 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: Jagdgewehr
That was some time ago!

Yeah, if I recall correctly, Carl Clark graduated from ECHS around 1910.

10 posted on 12/06/2009 3:14:08 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: CyberAnt

Yes, I have family there!


11 posted on 12/06/2009 3:16:57 PM PST by Jaxmum
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