Skip to comments.Gunman bolts empty-handed from El Cajon market
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.
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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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.
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!
“Most people in the East county have guns”
And I would add “ and know how to use them “
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?
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.
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.
I work in El Cajon, and it’s definitely “Red Neck” country.
Yeah, if I recall correctly, Carl Clark graduated from ECHS around 1910.
Yes, I have family there!
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