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Moment pharmacist sprays robber in face with pepper spray... meant for GRIZZLY BEARS(video)
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-125-12

Posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:21 PM PST by rawhide

A pharmacist took matters into her own hands when a serial drug thief came back for a third time looking for Oxycodone and Methadone.

Pharmacy manager Susan Beller gave alleged thief Aaron Miller more than he bargained for – a face full of pepper spray intended to stop grizzly bear attacks. Security footage shows Miller putting an arm up to stop the attack before he runs out of the Deer Park, Washington Medicine Shoppe.

Ms Beller told NBC affiliate KHQ that Miller had robbed the pharmacy twice before. Tired of being the victim, she took matters into her own hands.

‘The deciding factor for me is, I know how far away law enforcement is here from Deer Park,’ she told KHQ. ‘I know that we are kind of going to have to take care of ourselves.

When the robber came back, he pushed a note on the counter that read: ‘Gun. Give me all your Oxycodone and Methadone.’

Security footage shows Ms Beller reaching for something out of view of the camera. But rather than delivering the drugs, she gave him a hefty dose of pepper spray meant to deter grizzly bears.

'It’s called grizzly spray and it’s kind of high potency shots a long distance in a great big can for bears,’ she told kxly.com.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bear; grizzly; mama; robber; washingtonstate
Video link: http://www.khq.com/category/195686/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6771979
1 posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:32 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
I love this. I advised my daughter, who likes to run long distances, to get some bear repellant. She said "Why? There's no bears in Michigan." I explained why. This is why.
2 posted on 02/25/2012 5:01:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rawhide

The thug is lucky the pharmacist didn’t have a firearm because he certainly wasn’t expecting any resistance by the way he was standing at the counter........


3 posted on 02/25/2012 5:03:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: rawhide

Good for them and great to see this guy getting caught.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 5:04:38 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: rawhide

That’s unusual and cruel. A shot from a pistol could have ended the robber’s agony much sooner;)


5 posted on 02/25/2012 5:05:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: rawhide

She is lucky she is not dead? Where I live this robbing thief would have had his head blown off not sprayed by some woman. This feminism crap makes me puke. This is done by the media to make a statement to weakly respond to scum threatening your life. At my office and home I am never more than 15feet from a loaded firearm and I have pulled it and will again.this story sucks


6 posted on 02/25/2012 5:07:14 PM PST by tpuskett
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To: hinckley buzzard

No bears in Michigan?

Not according to the Michigan DNR:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0%2C1607%2C7-153-10369-105034—%2C00.html


7 posted on 02/25/2012 5:08:08 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
She said "Why? There's no bears in Michigan."

Is that true?

I thought just about every state had bears.

8 posted on 02/25/2012 5:10:46 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Not to mention that the Michigan DNR estimates 15,000 to 19,000 black bears live in Michigan:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10369-105034—,00.html

I am sure they are right and most are in the UP, but I a good number are in the LP.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 5:13:01 PM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS

While I applaud the pharmacists response to the robbers
attempt I also would suggest she acquire a stronger more
permanent means of protection. Apparently this was the
third time this waste of skin has come in to this pharmacy
to rob them. The bear spray may have deterred the third
attempt, it will not however prevent a fourth visit from
the addict....and the next time the addict may return with
a gun and transform himself from armed robber to murderer.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 5:27:08 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: rawhide

I do believe that by using the word “gun” in the note, this scumbag can be charged with armed robbery. Any legal eagles around to confirm/correct? (I’m not a lawyer.)


11 posted on 02/25/2012 5:28:53 PM PST by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: rawhide

Heck man. Bail him out of jail for $10 grand, shoot him again, take him back, collect the bond.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 5:29:11 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: tpuskett

Well, Pilgrim, we could give the ole boy your address for when he gets out, and you can test you 15-foot theory then. In the meantime, I’ll take the actions of the pharmacist in saving her own life, and the life of her fellow employee.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 5:31:35 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: nvscanman

This is in the UK. Guns are not an option unless you’re willing to become a criminal yourself in the process.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 5:33:41 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Very good advice. My wife and I lived in Round Rock, TX, from 1998 until 2006. Back around 2000 a young woman from Georgetown, TX, home on Christmas break from Stanford University, went jogging on a trail along the San Gabriel River. She never returned to her parents’ home. To my knowledge, the authorities never found a trace of her and they presumed that she met with foul play. If she had carried some of the bear spray she might still be among us.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 5:40:24 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Oberon

Ooops, my mistake... the event was in Washington state. It was reported through the UK Daily Mail website, which was why I thought it happened in the UK.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon
"This is in the UK. Guns are not an option unless you’re willing to become a criminal yourself in the process."

"...the Deer Park, Washington Medicine Shoppe"

The reporting newspaper is in the UK.

17 posted on 02/25/2012 5:41:16 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: rawhide

I have a can of spray for bears and it is supposed to be pretty darn potent. I often carry it with me while walking my trails.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 5:45:27 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: rawhide

When seconds count the police are only minutes away.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 5:45:51 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rawhide

Great video, thanks for the post.

This one is about a Rolex dealer, Lance Thomas, and how he dealt with several armed robbery attempts,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWgp2abM2w&feature=player_embedded


20 posted on 02/25/2012 5:46:36 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: rawhide

In any defensive situation such as this, you must do a quick evaluation of the individual and make the best of what you see and have available. She won this one.

Had the perp displayed serious aggressiveness or a firearm, she may have been better off passively handing him the drugs. These spray powered devices can misfire as in being complete duds at the worst time.

In the end it worked out for her but no guarantees in the future. I fully trust a chamber loaded firearm to fire more than a spray can to deliver.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 5:55:22 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: OldPossum
It was always within reach on our hikes in Yellowstone and Tetons last July. Here's my daughter with her can at the ready!


23 posted on 02/25/2012 6:14:32 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: rawhide
I have been hit by that stuff albeit accidentally. It gets your attention :~) I ran across an older can of that spray in my truck when I was up at Lake Tahoe. I had forgotten about the can and wondered if it still worked. I shook the can and made sure I was firing down wind. The spray went out but the wind shifted and blew some of it back at me. I had just enough time to close my eyes,hold my breath and turn as I shielded my face. The spray passed over me with not too much problem but for the next 45-90 minutes it was like I had a nice hot sunburn on my hand and the side of my face that was hit. I guess it worked LOL
24 posted on 02/25/2012 6:41:00 PM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: rawhide
I just noticed there was in big type “NOT FOR USE ON HUMANS” on the can. Just watch as she gets a nasty-gram from the EPA/DEA regarding possible federal violations for the improper use of a dangerous substance. /s
25 posted on 02/25/2012 6:54:58 PM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yep...when the Government unConstitutionally infringes on your RKBA, you gotta do what you gotta do.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 9:25:26 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Mesa Junior College in San Diego, not Stanford University.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 1:51:46 AM PST by dupree
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To: Polynikes
I just noticed there was in big type “NOT FOR USE ON HUMANS” on the can. Just watch as she gets a nasty-gram from the EPA/DEA regarding possible federal violations for the improper use of a dangerous substance. /s

Washington is "Shall Issue" CCW. She probably would have been in a better legal situation if she had shot him dead.

28 posted on 02/26/2012 8:37:55 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: dupree
Rachel Cooke was the girl's name. See this website for details.
29 posted on 02/26/2012 12:28:29 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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