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Police: Worker Shot Would-Be Robber At Kroger
http://www.theindychannel.com ^ | 7:24 pm EST December 26, 2011 | TheIndyChannel.com

Posted on 12/26/2011 6:33:02 PM PST by FunkyZero

INDIANAPOLIS -- An employee shot a man who apparently was trying to rob a Kroger store on Indianapolis' northwest side Monday evening, police said.

The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. Monday at the store in the 5000 block of West 71st Street.

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluelightspecial; indiana; indianapolis; kroger
Kroger employee doing his part to support our economy... new plastic surgery patient created.
1 posted on 12/26/2011 6:33:05 PM PST by FunkyZero
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To: FunkyZero

police unions to file a grievance?


2 posted on 12/26/2011 6:34:45 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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To: FunkyZero

Good for the employee!

He’ll probably be fired for it, in which case Kroger’s needs to be punished.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 6:40:16 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is the dreaded middle ground.

The other two ways it can go is, the employee shot AT the perp; or, the employee shot and killed the perp.

The last one is the ideal outcome.

Thanks FunkyZero.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 6:51:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: FunkyZero

“...a man came into the store and approached a female worker in the doorway,
putting something to her back that she thought was a gun and demanding money.

The suspect then forced the victim to the office area, where he encountered
a second employee who fired a weapon at him, striking him in the face...”
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I love stories with happy endings.


5 posted on 12/26/2011 6:53:14 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Old Sarge

Right. They cannot allow any positive example of manly behavior to go unpunished.


6 posted on 12/26/2011 6:54:07 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: FunkyZero

But, but, how will this affect his Bonus Points?


7 posted on 12/26/2011 6:56:35 PM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Old Sarge

I believe you are probably right.

This hero will more than likely be fired by Kroger.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 7:02:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: FunkyZero

Poor employee. He will probably be fired now.


9 posted on 12/26/2011 7:07:57 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Chag Chanukkah Sameach!)
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To: FunkyZero
Looks as if the shooter was the store manager.

Someone has started a facebook thingy for the guy already

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroger-Do-Not-Fire-Employee-for-Shooting-Robber-SHOW-YOUR-Support/345781555438701?sk=wall

10 posted on 12/26/2011 7:23:25 PM PST by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: the invisib1e hand
police unions to file a grievance?

That's thinkin' outside the store. Thanks.

Good news BUMP!

11 posted on 12/26/2011 7:29:00 PM PST by PGalt
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To: FunkyZero

I can’t believe I am the first to say this “Clean up on aisle 6”


12 posted on 12/26/2011 8:03:43 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

This week in Hendersonville a thug attempted an armed robbery at a cash for gold type store. The clerk hit him real good with a left hook. When he came to he was forced to wipe the floor of his blood while waiting for the police.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 8:10:30 PM PST by rsobin
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To: rsobin
I saw that, classic. It was a perfectly executed left hook too.

Video link:
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2428614.shtml?cat=3

14 posted on 12/26/2011 8:22:39 PM PST by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: FunkyZero

Put’s new meaning in that old Kroger tv commercial jingle, “Let’s Go Krogering!”. LOL!


15 posted on 12/26/2011 8:26:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FunkyZero

That store will be considered safe by customers for a long, long, time.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 8:57:52 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: FunkyZero

A few comments at the source commended the manager for doing the right thing, but all I could find in the article was that an employee/ worker was the shooter, no reference to a manager..... like the article was edited after the comments.. or did I miss something?


17 posted on 12/26/2011 9:08:40 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: FunkyZero

Just a general FYI, the Indianapolis newspaper The Star is now reporting the perp has died.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 9:44:03 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

The Star is now reporting the perp has died.

A happy ending to a Christmas season story. Hope the victim doesn’t lose his job. He probably saved some of his fellow employees from injury or death


19 posted on 12/26/2011 10:36:47 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

I hope the guy can keep his job, too. Many companies have a “let them take the money” policy and/or no weapons on company property policy, so he may be facing a firing. We’ll see, though.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 11:21:37 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: matthew fuller

“...all I could find in the article was that an employee/ worker was the shooter, no reference to a manager..... like the article was edited after the comments.. or did I miss something?”


Yep! You missed the fact that a store Manager is an employee/worker.


21 posted on 12/27/2011 2:51:29 AM PST by octex
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To: FunkyZero
Police spent several hours taking statements at the store.
Police spent several hours taking statements at the store.
 
Police took one woman, apparently a security guard, away for further questioning.
Police took one woman, apparently a security guard, away for further questioning.
 
 
http://www.wthr.com/story/16395537/person-shot-at-northwest-side-supermarket

23 posted on 12/27/2011 3:58:18 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: FunkyZero

bfl


24 posted on 12/27/2011 4:05:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FunkyZero

...should have shot him in the ‘nads...


25 posted on 12/27/2011 4:07:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FunkyZero
UPDATED Article
UPDATED: 8:40 am EST December 27, 2011

Support Grows For Kroger Shooter
Worker Shouldn't Lose Job, Online Posters Say

A couple of Facebook pages were created in support of the as-yet-unnamed employee. ... Most posters said they believe the grocer will move to fire the employee ...~~ snip ~~ "This worker is a hero. The robber could (have) went on a shooting spree ...."

Some Facebook posters who are ex Kroger employees said it's Kroger's policy to fire employees who 'defend the store'.

Sure hope that's wrong. This guy did the right thing and likely saved many lives.

26 posted on 12/27/2011 6:12:25 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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*** Police took one woman, apparently a security guard, away for further questioning. ***

GUILTY!
Likely set up the whole thing. A nice little inside job robbery. But ha-ha on her, as soon she'll be facing a Murder Charge since her 'partner-in-crime' died.

Hope Indiana has the DP, and she gets it.

27 posted on 12/27/2011 6:28:53 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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“Hope Indiana has the DP, and she gets it.”

Hello?

You forgot your /s tag..

“In the late Monday release IMPD said: homicide detectives, working along with the Marion County Prosecutor’s office, advise that an arrest isn’t expected in this case. “


28 posted on 12/27/2011 6:54:00 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: wolficatZ
No /s was needed. I didn't see that last part about 'no arrest expected'.

Otherwise I wouldn't written what I did.

29 posted on 12/27/2011 9:42:57 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51

Please take the time to vote on the Indy Channel web page. Current results are 93% to 7% against firing the Kroger manager. Maybe we can improve the numbers...

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30079819/detail.html


30 posted on 12/28/2011 4:27:32 PM PST by newpalfan
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