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Police: Thief trying to steal WaveRunner in Miami Shores is shot dead
Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2011 | Tania Valdemoro Longest

Posted on 05/22/2011 8:36:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A thief who tried to steal a WaveRunner from a lawyer's backyard was killed Saturday afternoon, Miami-Dade police said.

At 2:31 p.m., police received a call about a shooting at a Miami Shores home at the 9200 block of North Bayshore Drive.

The property belongs to attorney Jeffrey Davis and his wife Yasmin, according to Miami-Dade property records

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; lawyer; miami; shooting; waverunner
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Get off my lawn!
1 posted on 05/22/2011 8:36:52 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
"A thief who tried to steal a WaveRunner from a lawyer's backyard..."

Stupid thief didn't realize they go faster on water.

2 posted on 05/22/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

deadly force authorized in defense of an expensive water toy?


3 posted on 05/22/2011 8:42:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s not too far from the Country Club. I bet that was the talk of the afternoon.


4 posted on 05/22/2011 8:42:25 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love gun control. Gun control is hitting exactly what one is aiming at. When the shot is fatal and the victim is a criminal, it just don’t get no better than that. Give the shooter a trophy.


5 posted on 05/22/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: ConservativeStatement
You mean one is allowed to shoot somebody that is trespassing with intent to steal that threatens family with their lives?

This in America??

Perhaps there is hope after all!

6 posted on 05/22/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ConservativeStatement

pirate!


7 posted on 05/22/2011 8:43:44 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Joe 6-pack

Should be interesting ... Liberals will be slobbering over “justice” for thiefs.


8 posted on 05/22/2011 8:43:55 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What part of “you don’t [screw] with a man’s ride” did he not understand?


9 posted on 05/22/2011 8:44:12 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow....Unless that lawyer was physically threatened in some way, he’s in a lot of trouble.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 8:44:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love it when a citizen saves the taxpayers millions of dollars!


11 posted on 05/22/2011 8:44:55 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: silverleaf

In this instance, a good man acted and evil did not succeed.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 8:45:02 AM PDT by Postman
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To: silverleaf
deadly force authorized in defense of an expensive water toy?

The perp allegedly threatened the family members too.

13 posted on 05/22/2011 8:45:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Saved the Florida tax payers a few bucks and for that I thank you.

Now I pray for the family in the house. I just hope they make it through this ordeal.


14 posted on 05/22/2011 8:45:53 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Here is a 2009 article on this lawyer. He had guns in house but some armed thieves jumped him and his wife in their driveway. He must have said “Never again”

http://www.biscaynetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=428:guns-can-change-everything&catid=50:community-news&Itemid=166

This past September 26, a Saturday, the couple met friends for dinner in Fort Lauderdale. Around 12:30 a.m. they arrived home in their rented minivan (one of their cars was being repaired), and Yasmin stepped out to open the garage door.

Seconds later, two young black men stormed up the driveway, shouting at her. With the car windows up, Davis says he didn’t notice the commotion at first, and when he did, he admits wondering if they needed help. But in a split second everything became clear. The two intruders had guns. They cocked their pistols sideways and one man started yelling: “Gimme the bag, ho! F-—ing bitch! Gimme the bag!”

——SNIP———


15 posted on 05/22/2011 8:46:14 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: Sacajaweau
Two people in the house, a woman and a teenage boy confronted the man. It appears he threatened them, Rutland said.

Either the woman or the teenager shot the intruder; police were not sure Saturday. Detectives are questioning both people, he said

16 posted on 05/22/2011 8:47:00 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: silverleaf

Look at your own tagline””All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
“” This good man did something and evil did not succeed!!!!!


17 posted on 05/22/2011 8:48:00 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: All

In a perfect world, you no-bill a shooter for shooting a thug in the back who’s trying to steal a lawn jockey...


18 posted on 05/22/2011 8:48:00 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: dennisw

Misguided “yoots” just turning around their lives.


19 posted on 05/22/2011 8:49:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: EGPWS
The perp allegedly threatened the family members too

I'm glad you said "allegedly". A friend of mine told me just 2 days ago he told his wife, if anyone comes in the house, shoot to kill. All you have to say is "he said he was going to kill me and I believed him". Dead men don't talk.

They have small children in the home and a friend recently was accosted in her house when she and her small child were alone.

20 posted on 05/22/2011 8:52:17 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The robber said he had a gun, according to authorities, and someone in the home shot and killed the suspect. Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland said, "It does appear that he made some threat that he was armed, and it does appear that that was exactly when the person in the home, we don't know if it was the mother or this teenager, shot and killed him. It does appear that he was making threats to harm whoever was in this home who shot him."

The suspect's body fell into the water behind the Davis family's home, but fire rescue personnel retrieved the body. Police divers looked in Biscayne Bay for any clues related to the incident.

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/22004370971389/

Sounds like mom and/or the kid are in the clear.

21 posted on 05/22/2011 8:53:02 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Liberals will be slobbering over “justice” for thiefs.”

Only if the thief is a minority.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: silverleaf

That was my thinking too. Seems extreme to me.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 8:55:49 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another aspiring rapper bites the dust


24 posted on 05/22/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: dennisw

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 8:59:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: silverleaf

Good old fashioned American wild west justice.

Horse stealin’ got ya shot.

The perp got what he deserved. When there are consequences for your actions, crime goes down.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 8:59:22 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: MsLady

If he was armed and threatened the family - different story.
If he was just making off with property and they shot him in the back - not justified lethal force, imho.


27 posted on 05/22/2011 9:00:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

Yup. Read your tagline.


28 posted on 05/22/2011 9:01:52 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

Horse stealing meant death to the person left on foot in the wilderness. Hence the extremne penalty

This was a jet ski! I bet the cops would have been on him within 10 minutes of a phone call.

But hey go for it sparky, teach your kid if someone takes his sand bucket, use deadly force in defense.


29 posted on 05/22/2011 9:03:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Cobra64

evil is as evil does.

Sometimes good men call 911 instead of shooting a property thief.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 9:04:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: hal ogen

The taxpayers are indebted to this lawyer and his wife. One less criminal, one less tax-eater.


31 posted on 05/22/2011 9:05:09 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Based on things, it seems this family either lives in a bad neighborhood, or needs to organize an armed crime watch.

First time they were lucky. Second time they were armed. This is fair warning that they had better do *something*, because even guns can offer only so much protection. The odds were *way* too even if the perp was armed as well. Even is bad.


32 posted on 05/22/2011 9:06:51 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: silverleaf

If this homeowner is obliged to let you determine how he may defend his property then it is no longer his property, it’s yours.


33 posted on 05/22/2011 9:11:21 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: dennisw
Miami-Dade homicide detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Miami-Dade Police do believe the suspect gained access to the Davis' property when he was dropped off by someone on a watercraft.

Police are still unsure about who fatally shot the suspect: Davis' wife or his son. However, Florida's self-defense laws state that if a homeowner has a legitimate fear for his or her safety, he or she can use lethal force to protect life and property.

Meanwhile, neighbors in the area are shaken up by the ordeal. "I feel bad for them as a neighbor. I just, my heart goes out, because I have kids," said neighbor Juliet Suman.

Another neighbor said, "I'm glad it happened in the middle of the day. This is still just all sinking in."

Back in 2009, an armed robber targeted the Davis family. Since then, the family has been living in fear. According to published reports, the attorney said he installed surveillance cameras and panic buttons in his home.

 


Read more: http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/22004370971389/#ixzz1N66c2uuM

34 posted on 05/22/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: dennisw
Another aspiring rapper bites the dust

Nowadays they are referred to by reporters as "aspiring graphic artists".

35 posted on 05/22/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: silverleaf

My thoughts too. It’s just a toy for heaven sake.


36 posted on 05/22/2011 9:14:13 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The 911 call should have went like this:Hey I just shot someone stealing my property and making threats in my back yard ,Reply, we will send the coroner in the morning to retrieve the scumbags body,Nice work!


37 posted on 05/22/2011 9:14:24 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: silverleaf
deadly force authorized in defense of an expensive water toy?

(shrug) Who cares?
It sure is "authorized" on my property.

38 posted on 05/22/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dennisw
Retribution by the now-deceased because the guy was a lawyer?
39 posted on 05/22/2011 9:15:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Cheetahcat

There's only so much Crockett can do. /sarc.

40 posted on 05/22/2011 9:20:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: silverleaf
As Ken Hamblin, the Black Avenger, once explained to a caller the justification for shooting a thief over a small television set: It's not what he was stealing, it was that he was stealing.....
41 posted on 05/22/2011 9:21:45 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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“There’s only so much Crockett can do. /sarc.”

LOL good one!!


42 posted on 05/22/2011 9:22:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: ozarkgirl

never tell the cops you shot to kill. I shot to stop the threat because he said he was going to kill me. I kept shooting until he was stopped.


43 posted on 05/22/2011 9:38:21 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: silverleaf
Yes, by all means we should get the government involved with every aspect of our safety and security.The common man should never ever lift a finger to defend and secure property acquired through gainful employment.It's just not right I tell ya.After all, maybe he was just trying to support his 6 children from his 5 girlfriends or maybe his momma died and they don't get no more welfare check.Now the family has to incur the financial burden of a funeral. We can be so thoughtless at times.
44 posted on 05/22/2011 9:39:26 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: paul51

good point


45 posted on 05/22/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: dennisw

Umm, I think I’d be a little quicker to pull the trigger after that experience as well.


46 posted on 05/22/2011 9:58:36 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: silverleaf
deadly force authorized in defense of an expensive water toy?

No. He 'threatened' the owners ...

47 posted on 05/22/2011 10:01:04 AM PDT by SeeSac
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To: ConservativeStatement

“I’m going to kill....” BOOM!!!


48 posted on 05/22/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: silverleaf
Sometimes good men call 911 instead of shooting a property thief.

The problem with that is, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, providing of course that it was like he said, his family was threatened.

If it truly was just property theft, then yes, I'd agree but did you see where they had already had one bad experience. I believe that would affect his reaction when he had another. Having a gun pulled on you/your wife would no doubt affect you for life.

49 posted on 05/22/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: Lancey Howard

He was probably an “honor student”...


50 posted on 05/22/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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