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One dead after attempted pawn shop robbery (NV)
ktnv.com ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Joyce Lupiani

Posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:57 AM PST by marktwain

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One man is dead after an attempted robbery at a Cash America SuperPawn in the Centennial Hills area on Wednesday morning.

Sources say that a man entered the store, near North Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road, with a gun at about 9:30 a.m.

One employee fired a gun in a confrontation with the would-be robber. Police were called to the scene, where they discovered a black adult male dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities have not released the identity of the employee or the suspect who was shot. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

SuperPawn released a statement following the incident.

"At SuperPawn, our first concern is for the safety of our customers and coworkers," a company spokesperson said. "Currently, we are fully cooperating with authorities to sort through the details of this unfortunate incident."

Action News will update this story as more information becomes available.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; diner; nv; robber
Video at the site.
1 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:09 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Not to bright to try to rob a pawn shop. Lots of guns available in their idiot. Happy ending.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 6:30:43 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: marktwain
where they discovered a black adult male dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

"Cleaning up the world, one perp at a time."

3 posted on 12/29/2011 6:31:21 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: marktwain

As a pawnbroker’s wife and mother, I ask the Lord to keep pawnbrokers everywhere safe!


4 posted on 12/29/2011 6:36:28 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: bikerman

Yep. About as bright as robbing a gun shop, a shooting gallery or a biker bar ;D!


5 posted on 12/29/2011 6:42:48 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: marktwain

Doesn’t sound like an “unfortunate incident” to me.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 6:54:15 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: marktwain

I cannot imagine anywhere but a police station that you are less likely to survive pulling a gun than a LV pawnshop!!


7 posted on 12/29/2011 6:55:24 AM PST by expat1000
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To: poobear
Yep. About as bright as robbing a gun shop, a shooting gallery or a biker bar ;D!

Reminds me of a vignette in The American Rifleman some years ago, in their "The Armed Citizen" feature, about a guy who broke into a hunting lodge where a group of sheriff's deputies where staying for a weekend hunting outing. All I could think of was "Ready Right, Ready Left, Ready on the firing line! The range is no longer clear, lock and load one twenty round magazine. Fire at will."

8 posted on 12/29/2011 6:56:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: marktwain

Chumley, Chumley, put down that damn game, and clean up in aisle two, dammit


9 posted on 12/29/2011 6:59:21 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Can’t wait to hear Al Sharpton’s take on this.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 7:00:43 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Dude got Super Pwnd?


11 posted on 12/29/2011 7:15:37 AM PST by anglian
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To: poobear

http://glocktips.com/awesome-glock-commercial-the-wrong-diner/


12 posted on 12/29/2011 7:18:23 AM PST by MCF
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

;D! The scenario alone makes me smile!

“Fire at will!”


13 posted on 12/29/2011 7:40:47 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: MCF

Definitely the wrong diner!

We have a handy Glock 40 for such random acts of kindness.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 7:44:33 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: marktwain
Cash America sells a boat load of “out of pawn” firearms every week on one of the major internet gun auction web-sites. I'm sure pretty much all their employees are familiar with guns. Score one for the good guys.
15 posted on 12/29/2011 7:48:05 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: marktwain

A great video for names. The boss at Super Pawn is Tony Twist. The girl reporter is Rikki Cheese.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 7:50:48 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: marktwain

According to the video, it is against company policy for employees to be armed. Hopefully they’ll let this slide and reconsider the policy....


17 posted on 12/29/2011 7:54:29 AM PST by awelliott
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To: Enterprise

If they married, would her name be “Rikki Cheese-Twist?”


18 posted on 12/29/2011 7:56:18 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

LOL. Maybe she could marry Puff Daddy and be Rikki Cheese-Puff.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 7:58:40 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: hocndoc
As a pawnbroker’s wife and mother, I ask the Lord to keep pawnbrokers everywhere safe!

I don't own a gun. I'm afraid to. But I'm glad so many Freepers do. I'm a beneficiary of their cover.

20 posted on 12/29/2011 8:01:48 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: marktwain

Another fine Diversity On The Rampage THWARTED!!!

Will the employee working there be fired? I hope not.

New slogan for this pawn shop:

SuperPawn has super shots who’ll kill you super dead if suddenly become super stupid!


21 posted on 12/29/2011 8:09:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: poobear

Which one’s Will?


22 posted on 12/29/2011 8:12:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: cicero2k

You should find a FReeper in your area who will meet you at the local range and teach you how to use one.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 8:15:06 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

See post 8.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 8:29:06 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: expat1000
A gun dealer that I know was also an ex cop. The day Einstein decided to rob the dealer was also the day several of his cop friends were in the shop visiting.

The bad guy pulled out his gun and was immediately faced with several guns pointed at him from several directions.
Oddly enough no shots were fired and he lived. He threw his gun down and his hands up.

25 posted on 12/29/2011 8:37:02 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: poobear

I always use that response for a laugh whenever that command is given.


26 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:21 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have my head up my butt working and lurking ;D!

Happy New Year to you FRiend!


27 posted on 12/29/2011 9:14:40 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: 109ACS

Fewer criminals equals less crime...


28 posted on 12/29/2011 9:17:21 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
...about a guy who broke into a hunting lodge where a group of sheriff's deputies where staying for a weekend hunting outing...

LOL - sounds like the start of a 'farmer's daughter' joke...

29 posted on 12/29/2011 9:20:14 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: poobear

Happy New Year to you and every other FReeper here!


30 posted on 12/29/2011 9:23:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: expat1000

I always thought the mostly likely place to be killed by head shots, for attempted robbery, would be at a gun show. Pawn shop would be second.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 9:51:59 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: marktwain

Well, that’s one fewer member of the Free Sh*t Army that we have to provide an EBT card for.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 10:48:20 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: cicero2k

I agree with you! Mr. hocndoc and I have a great relationship: he gets queasy in hospitals, I do when I see guns.
(Not all of our stores sell guns, btw.)


33 posted on 12/29/2011 11:47:28 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: org.whodat
I always thought the mostly likely place to be killed by head shots, for attempted robbery, would be at a gun show. Pawn shop would be second.

In my coin buying/collecting years I used to go to the coin shows, they were always held with the gun shows. There were some very expensive coins bought and sold at those shows and I never heard of one being robbed. There's a reason for that. At least every other booth was a gun booth and all were armed. many of the coin dealers as well.

34 posted on 12/29/2011 12:12:52 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: org.whodat

>>shop robbery (NV), org.whodat wrote:
I always thought the mostly likely place to be killed by head shots, for attempted robbery, would be at a gun show. Pawn shop would be second.

Yeah, you’re right. I forgot about gun shows!


35 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:44 PM PST by expat1000
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