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Local man thwarts robbery before sheriff's detectives arrive(TX)
kxxv.com ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Adam Shear

Posted on 04/22/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by marktwain

WACO - A McLennan Co. man's attempted robbery on April 13 ended quickly when his victim pulled out a gun on the robber just before some county sheriff's detectives were able to put a stop to the crime.

Dr. Craig Burnside was just finishing a call with his wife and about to get out of his car in a parking lot in Downtown Waco late Friday night when two suspicious men approached him.

"[The robber] said hey your lucky my friend Sean is here and I said well why is that?," said Burnside. "[The robber] said because otherwise I'd be robbing you. I said well really well why don't you just move on and the conversation continued. I told him a couple times just leave, get out of here, go away. He kept saying you're lucky I should rob you, then he said you know what I'm just going to go ahead and rob you."

The robber was Juan Martinez, 41, but little did he know he had picked the wrong man to rob.

"I was thinking I can't let this happen. I got to get this guy before he gets me," said Burnside.

Burnside dropped his phone and grabbed the handgun that he had in his car. According to Burnside he then jumped out of his car and yelled at the man to leave.

Martinez did not have time to run away however, because within seconds two sheriff's detectives who had been watching the situation escalate close by jumped out of their cars. Burnside says the detectives then instructed all three men to get on the ground.

"[The detectives] did handcuff me," said Burnside. "[The detectives] took the time to sort out the situation and ascertain what was going on. They gave me my gun back and sent me home. I thought they were very professional and my interaction with them turned out to be very good. I'm glad they were there."

Martinez was not as lucky as Burnside though. The detectives arrested Martinez and charged him with attempted robbery.

According to the sheriff's office Martinez has also been charged with criminal mischief after he damaged one of the detectives cars during the arrest and harassment of a public servant for spitting on one of the detectives as well.

The man who was with Martinez was not charged with anything.

Burnside, who lives in the Lott area, says that he does not plan on coming back to Waco anytime soon.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; robber; tx
Does anyone know if this is a bad neighborhood?
1 posted on 04/22/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

people in good neighborhoods have more money. People in bad neighborhoods often have cars, and can drive to good neighborhoods.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: marktwain
says that he does not plan on coming back to Waco anytime soon.

Ah, beautiful Waco...

3 posted on 04/22/2012 9:41:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: marktwain

“According to Burnside he then jumped out of his car and yelled at the man to leave.”

This guy should have just kept quiet and simply fired off three quick rounds Mozambique style. That way the punk would not have a chance to get out of jail and try to rob someone else in the future.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 10:09:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dragnet2

The shale pit is a great place to look for fossils.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 10:49:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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