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Ga. granny thwarts 2 would-be robbers in shootout
Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2012

Posted on 04/23/2012 9:25:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say a grandmother foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, injuring one man.

Police told The Telegraph (http://bit.ly/IbEZXT) that Lulu Campbell just dropped off her grandson at her daughter's house early Saturday morning when someone demanded money outside her car, threatening to shoot her.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 04/23/2012 9:25:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Granny isn't appointed Grand Marshall of Macon's 4th of July parade this year, I'm sending a very snippy e-mail to the Macon city council. BULLY!

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


2 posted on 04/23/2012 9:33:54 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "I didn't just write 'Wango Tango'...........I MEANT it." - Ted Nugent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 04/23/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY
foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with them, injuring one man.

hahahahahahahhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Do NOT mess with we old broads! ;)

4 posted on 04/23/2012 9:52:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

5 posted on 04/23/2012 10:25:20 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Go, Granny, Go” - Beach Boys and the NRA.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 10:36:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: expat1000

Hoky Smokes! I count ten holes in “Da Hood”.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 11:46:52 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Granny got some mojo, she shot the hood while he shot the hood.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 1:50:03 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did the perp think she was hiding under the hood or was his aim just a touch low?

Now that’s a fine shootout!


9 posted on 04/24/2012 2:50:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Most likely doing that gangsta thingy where they hold the gun upside down. Nobody seemed to have taught them about physics.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 2:57:38 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Police say 32-year-old Brenton Lance Spencer has been hospitalized and was charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

Begs to ask why attempted murder was also not added to the list.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 3:00:10 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gosh !

             

12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:01 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the rat bastards !)
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(source)
13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:10:29 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the rat bastards !)
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To: mazda77

“Begs to ask why attempted murder was also not added to the list.”

Oh, please—it’s one of holders people and could be obama’s son.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:11 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mazda77
Begs to ask why attempted murder was also not added to the list.

I was thinking the same thing. With all those bullet holes, I'd say their intentions were rather obvious.
15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:27:06 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon
"With all those bullet holes, I'd say their intentions were rather obvious."

Their intentions were obvious when they made no attempt to conceal their identities. That usually means no living witnesses. They were regular customers in her shop. She recognized them. Criminal geniuses nearly turned a nickel and dime street robbery into murder 1 because they didn't know enough to wear a simple bandanna. Those are the jokers I worry about most of all. Low IQ mouth breathers who think they're crime lords.
16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: mazda77
Begs to ask why attempted murder was also not added to the list.

Because there is no such charge in Georgia.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: tomkat

If Obama had two sons they would look just like this.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
WFMJ??? You can't make this stuff up.

I hope she was using WJHP ...

19 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:50 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
you betcha   :-)
20 posted on 04/24/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT by tomkat ( let US NEWT the 'rat bastards !)
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To: Turbopilot

“there is no [attempted murder] charge in Georgia”


Are you being sarcastic?


21 posted on 04/24/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: mazda77
Begs to ask why attempted murder was also not added to the list

Good explanation

22 posted on 04/24/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Turbopilot

I was too flippant in my prior post to you. For that I apologize.

IIRC there is a charge of attempted murder in GA but the charge of aggravated assault is easier to prove and has a stiffer penalty.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

Not really. You see these “why not attempted murder?” comments on lots of boards whenever something like this happens in Georgia, but aggravated assault is the charge that’s always used in Georgia in these kinds of cases. The way it’s defined in Georgia law reads pretty much like what you’d expect attempted murder to be, and you can get 20 years here if convicted, so it’s not a minor charge.

It is possible to charge someone with attempted murder here, but as a practical matter it’s not done because it’s a much tougher case for the prosecution and doesn’t provide any benefit since aggravated assault is already such a serious crime here.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 9:11:18 AM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: freeangel

lol


25 posted on 04/24/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting story, and interesting lady.

Campbell said she couldn’t find it, got out and checked the truck’s backseat to look for it in her purse. As she searched, she said she heard a voice in her head whisper to her to get into the front seat and lock the door. She immediately did, and she said that likely saved her life.

www.macon.com/2012/04/23/2000577/i-carry-a-gun-all-the-time-says.html

26 posted on 04/24/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by expat1000
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