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2 robbers hold 40 Nashville restaurant customers at gunpoint
wkrn.com ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | unattributed

Posted on 12/31/2010 11:34:28 AM PST by smokingfrog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two men walked into a packed east Nashville restaurant and robbed it at gunpoint, forcing 40 people to the ground.

Metro police said around 11 p.m. Wednesday, two men with what looked like pantyhose over their heads walked into the Holland House on West Eastland Avenue.

One of the suspects was holding a sawed off shotgun and the other had a handgun.

About 40 customers were forced onto the floor.

"When you have someone willing to come in and try and control 30 to 40 people in any type of setting, obviously there's a propensity for violence in those acts," Metro Police Capt. Chris Taylor said. "Just if by chance if they make a mistake, have their finger on the trigger and it goes off, the chances of somebody getting hurt are 10 fold."

The men stole some of the customers' items but focused mainly on the restaurant's money.

"The first thing that came to mind was, ‘Are my neighbors OK, was my staff OK.' Thankfully everyone was," owner of Holland House Terrell Raley said.

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Anyone know if this is a gun free restaurant? I'm guessing it might be, since it is also a bar.

I couldn't find anything here.

Gun Free Dining Tennessee

1 posted on 12/31/2010 11:34:30 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

“I love you, Honeybunny...”


2 posted on 12/31/2010 11:35:25 AM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: smokingfrog
two men with what looked like pantyhose over their heads

Dyslexic crossdressers?

3 posted on 12/31/2010 11:37:44 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Amish too?)
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To: rlmorel

Say “Be cool!”, etc. :)


4 posted on 12/31/2010 11:37:52 AM PST by andyk (Hi, my name's Andy, and I am a BF 1942 / Desert Combat junkie.)
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To: smokingfrog

Seems there were some visiting football teams in Nashville this week. Looks like a couple of the players stuck around.


5 posted on 12/31/2010 11:37:52 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: rlmorel

6 posted on 12/31/2010 11:39:58 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s over on what has long been known as “the wrong side of Gallatin Road” and is maybe 12 blocks from my home. It is a building which has only recently been converted into what looks like a nice restaurant. This will make it less attractive I’m sure.


7 posted on 12/31/2010 11:40:48 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: isthisnickcool

Come on Yolanda what’s Fonzie like?


8 posted on 12/31/2010 11:42:14 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: smokingfrog
. . . snip: Police describe the two gunmen as males approximately 6 feet tall. Each weighs around 160 pounds.

They should be easy to spot.

9 posted on 12/31/2010 11:44:14 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

Gee, no mention of race - wonder why? Usually the police are quick to point out the race of the perps.


10 posted on 12/31/2010 11:46:31 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: smokingfrog

How cool is that! A website that lists all of the restraunts in Tennessee that are safe for criminal activity!


11 posted on 12/31/2010 11:47:15 AM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


12 posted on 12/31/2010 11:48:02 AM PST by FS11
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To: smokingfrog
No steak knives, and tables bolted to the floor there? I'm not smart, and Lord knows I wade into stuff when I should slink off, but 2 vs 40? One vs one, and then 39 vs 1.

I can take a hit for the team, unless she's fat.

/johnny

13 posted on 12/31/2010 11:48:09 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: isthisnickcool
•Nobody ever robs restaurants. Bars, liquor stores, gas stations... you get your head blown off sticking up one of them. Restaurants on the other hand, you catch with their pants down. They're not expecting to get robbed. Not as expectant anyway.
14 posted on 12/31/2010 11:49:41 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Mr. Wright

No doubt a couple of crack dealers who are having a hard time making ends meet. I could just about tell you the 10 square block area where they come from. This place is right on the outside edge of “civilization”.


15 posted on 12/31/2010 11:52:21 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Mr. Wright
Gee, no mention of race - wonder why? Usually the police are quick to point out the race of the perps.
Members of a diverse protected minority group no doubt. I wonder when its going to be illegal for Law Enforcement to enforce the law when minorities are involved.
16 posted on 12/31/2010 11:52:31 AM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog

Perhaps these folks were tired of waiting for Obama’s “Summer of Recovery”.


17 posted on 12/31/2010 11:53:45 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Mr. Wright
Gee, no mention of race - wonder why? Usually the police are quick to point out the race of the perps.

Police said they had pantyhose over their heads. I think that means their race was taupe.
18 posted on 12/31/2010 11:54:56 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: Emmett McCarthy
It is a building which has only recently been converted into what looks like a nice restaurant. This will make it less attractive I’m sure.

Ouch. Someone spent a lot of money doing that. Opening a restaurant takes lots 'o cash.

To have a robbery the opening year is going to hurt.

Would have been good advertising if a cook had slipped into the front and nailed both with knives.... but cooks stay in the back. And NEVER get robbed. You gonna rob a man with a razor sharp 8" chef's knife, 10 gallons of oil at 350F and several square feet of burning hot grill available? Not likely.... (We got a new special for next week!)

/johnny

19 posted on 12/31/2010 11:54:58 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

>> No steak knives, and tables bolted to the floor there?

You’d have to suppress the two perps without anyone else getting injured for that to make sense.


21 posted on 12/31/2010 11:57:11 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: isthisnickcool

LOL, when I read the headline, that picture was the first thing that popped into my mind.

The second picture was the guys in some movie (help me out here, I cannot recall the name) robbing a convenience store with pantyhose over their heads, but the legs drape down each side of their heads like ears...as they back out the door and turn around to run to the car, the guy turns and runs right into one of those iron pipe posts at crotch level...I thought it was “Repo Man”, but it has been so long since I have seen it...


22 posted on 12/31/2010 11:57:57 AM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I had the movie on the mind, because I just watched it again for the first time in years...classic, simply classic.

I know Tarantino is a idiot liberal turd, but...I like what I like.


23 posted on 12/31/2010 12:00:12 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: Gene Eric
Oh, someone's going to get injured. And there is no requirement for things to make sense during a robbery.

Unleash the hounds. Wanna dance? Really? Let's dance.

/johnny

24 posted on 12/31/2010 12:00:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: wjcsux

Yeah, real nice huh? I’m just waiting for the next Luby’s massacre to occur because criminals use something like this to target their victims.


25 posted on 12/31/2010 12:01:08 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: rlmorel

That movie might be Raising Arizona.


26 posted on 12/31/2010 12:01:30 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: JRandomFreeper
Be more open minded..........

27 posted on 12/31/2010 12:03:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes, the location was once a low-end grocery and someone did put a lot of money into it. It looks nice and I’ve been told the food is very good, but everything to the west of it is literally crime-ridden, both to the north and the south. If they were just 2 blocks east of where they are, the odds of this happening would be dramatically lower. Now the “gentrified” folks from my side of the neighborhood won’t be going back, I suspect, and the food and prices are not likely to attract the other folks.


28 posted on 12/31/2010 12:04:22 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: BenLurkin; Lazmataz
NO!

Besides, she's white. Not my kink.

But Laz, he's like Mikey. He's hit it like a tiny asteroid smashing into a gas giant at 35 kps.

/johnny

29 posted on 12/31/2010 12:06:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Sad. If someone had killed the perps and the concierge had dragged them to the curb for pick up... it would have a good rep. Instead of a bad rep like it has now.

Location, Location, Location. And you risk your life when you serve anything but breakfast (yay! money) and lunch.

/johnny

30 posted on 12/31/2010 12:09:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Americans have been deliberately conditioned to do nothing but call 911 and let the PROFESSIONALS handle it.

That you may die waiting for the professionals doesn't bother the union members one little bit.

In a nation of free,responsible people, these two perps would have benn subdued,one way or another, under the combined responses of two dozen irate customers.

31 posted on 12/31/2010 12:10:47 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

East Nashville is nothing but a Haven for Crack Dealers and Prostitutes protected by Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney Torry Johnson. The Police Chief Ronal Serpas was running a protection racket for the drug dealers. Nashville Judge Tom W. Brothers was indicted for drug money laundering.

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


32 posted on 12/31/2010 12:11:15 PM PST by FS11
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To: rabidralph; rlmorel

YouTube - A Panty On Your Head
 
 

Son, you got a panty on your head.

34 posted on 12/31/2010 12:11:53 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: rabidralph

Yes! That’s it! Good job...:)


35 posted on 12/31/2010 12:12:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: hoosierham

East Nashville is nothing but a Haven for Crack Dealers and Prostitutes protected by Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney Torry Johnson. The Police Chief Ronal Serpas was running a protection racket for the drug dealers. Nashville Judge Tom W. Brothers was indicted for drug money laundering.

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


36 posted on 12/31/2010 12:13:43 PM PST by FS11
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To: hoosierham
Some are. dih-dah-dit....

/johnny

37 posted on 12/31/2010 12:16:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL...I think I had perhaps three movies mixed up at once...

Kind of like the Easter Bunny coming down the chimney to put eggs under your pillow...


38 posted on 12/31/2010 12:18:46 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: FS11

I think you’re lumping all of East Nashville together in an inaccurate way. We have some great restaurants and night spots in very desireable neighborhoods. It starts getting real rough, though, between McFerrin Ave. and Dickerson Rd. That’s where “ghetto” begins and this place is on the corner of McFerrin and W. Eastland.


39 posted on 12/31/2010 12:19:47 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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So many good scenes that that movie. So many good lines.
Jules, if you give this nimrod fifteen hundred buck, I'm gonna shoot 'em on general principle.

40 posted on 12/31/2010 12:20:21 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: smokingfrog

Tarantino’s fault!


41 posted on 12/31/2010 12:24:44 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: hoosierham; Emmett McCarthy; JRandomFreeper; Gator113; wjcsux; Mr. Wright; smokingfrog; ...

East Nashville is nothing but a Haven for Crack Dealers and Prostitutes protected by Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney Torry Johnson. The Police Chief Ronal Serpas was running a protection racket for the drug dealers. Nashville Judge Tom W. Brothers was indicted for drug money laundering.

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


42 posted on 12/31/2010 12:25:40 PM PST by FS11
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To: smokingfrog

I looked at their website. It appears to be run by the Anti-gun crowd.


43 posted on 12/31/2010 12:26:45 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: FS11
I think Clausewitz defined that as a 'free-fire' zone. Maybe it was Tzun Tzu. Someone smart should have....

/johnny

44 posted on 12/31/2010 12:29:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: isthisnickcool

One of my favorite movies of all time!


45 posted on 12/31/2010 12:30:37 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Realman30
They should be easy to spot.

Look for two men with pantyhose on their heads. Can't be too many like that.

46 posted on 12/31/2010 12:30:52 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Amish too?)
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To: FS11

Always copy & paste to post the same thing twice. I don’t like Dean or Johnson or Serpas, either, but that doesn’t make all of East Nashville what you describe it as. What? Are you in the real estate business on the other side of the river?


47 posted on 12/31/2010 12:31:07 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: smokingfrog

I can almost 99.99% guarantee that the perps were SPLIBS!


48 posted on 12/31/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: smokingfrog

I can almost 99.99% guarantee that the perps were SPLIBS!


49 posted on 12/31/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: smokingfrog
Mikado Japanese Steak House posts no-guns 11 days ago...

Nice link, smokingfrog.

Do you think Mikado's Japanese Steak House understands criminals will ignore the 'no guns' rule?

50 posted on 12/31/2010 12:41:03 PM PST by GOPJ
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