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Robbery victim turns tables on suspect (AL)
fox10tv.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Renee Dials

Posted on 04/04/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT by marktwain

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police say a robbery suspect got an unexpected surprise when his intended victim started shooting at him.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on Chinquapin Street in Mobile. When it was all over, the suspect was the one who ended up in the hospital.

A holster was still on the hood of the victim's car hours after the shooting.

One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said he was in bed when he heard gunfire.

"I can't say what time it was, but I heard about six or seven gunshots go off. You know what I'm saying. I thought I was hearing thunder, but apparently it was gunshots," the neighbor said.

Police said an armed suspect approached the intended victim and demanded his property. The robbery suspect may have thought the victim was reaching for his wallet when, in fact, he was going after his own gun.

"He got a pistol permit. We're real good friends, and we talk on a daily basis," the neighbor said.

The suspect fled and then fired back. The intended victim wasn't hit, but a bullet did flatten one of the tires on his car.

Police said they were called to Mobile Infirmary a short time later when a man showed up with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police said he'll remain under police guard until he's released from the hospital. Then he'll be charged with robbery.

Neighbors weren't surprised the suspect ended up getting shot. They said everyone has been on edge because of crime in the area, including a recent home invasion.

Alphonse Owes was the victim of that invasion. He spoke to FOX10 Monday.

"The door flew open and the guys told me, 'Don't move. If you move, I'll kill you,’" Owes said.

The victim in that crime was beaten in his own home, just around the corner from Tuesday's robbery attempt.

"I don't know. These people are trippin’ around here. There are home invasions, and they're doing everything up under the sun," one neighbor said.

Some, like Ward Matthews, said they have had enough.

"When they come at me, I'm going to be ready," Matthews said.

It's a warning potential robbers might do well to heed.

Police said the robbery suspect's name will be released once he's charged.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: al; banglist; car; defense; fl
"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."

Winston Churchill

1 posted on 04/04/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"the robbery suspect's name will be released once he's charged"

Trayvon, you look like Zer0's son.

2 posted on 04/04/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

Its long past time to start feeding these thugs some lead skittles.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 5:19:38 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: marktwain
Robbery victim turns tables on suspect(FL)

Last week, Mobile was still in Alabama(AL). I haven't checked in several days, though.

4 posted on 04/04/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you. Maybe a bit more range time?


5 posted on 04/04/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: marktwain
the suspect was the one who ended up in the hospital

If you can put him in the hospital there is no excuse for not putting him in the ground.

6 posted on 04/04/2012 6:30:50 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: marktwain
"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."

The tighter the Pucker Factor the looser the shot group.

7 posted on 04/04/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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Click!

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8 posted on 04/04/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Paladin2

Since we have not heard from Jesse and Al on this one, are we to assume it was Black on Black? No white hispanics involved?


9 posted on 04/04/2012 8:29:29 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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