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Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys'(TX)
myfoxhouston.com ^ | 19 April, 2012 | FORD ATKINSON

Posted on 05/02/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT by marktwain

HOUSTON - A robbery suspect with a gun chose the wrong place at the wrong time to threaten three men who were meeting behind a restaurant. He learned the hard way that they guns of their own.

Three undercover narcotics officers, who were dressed in shorts and baseball-style caps with no badges visible, were meeting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot behind the Luby's Cafeteria on the Gulf Freeway frontage road near Telephone Road when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out from behind a bush, approached the group of undercover officers, pointed a gun at them and demanded their money and wallets.

The officers complied with the robber at first and emptied their pockets, but one of the officers began to speak with the robber, which allowed one of the other officers to walk behind one of the vehicles parked nearby.

When the robber threatened to shoot the officer who spoke to him, the officer who was hiding behind the vehicle fired several gunshots toward the robber and struck him once. The third officer also fired shots at the robber.

"He meant business and obviously did not know he was dealing with police officers," said John Cannon, spokesman with the Houston Police Department. "He picked three wrong guys to try to rob."

The robber died as a result of the shooting.

Police later learned the suspect tried to rob a Taco Bell restaurant on South Wayside Drive almost 30 minutes earlier in the night.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; robber; tx
This story is a little dated, but I do not recall seeing it posted.
1 posted on 05/02/2012 7:13:49 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

LOL, another happy ending.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: marktwain

It’s always good to read about the gene pool being upgraded.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: marktwain
Oh man, the libtards must be furious that another “victim” won't have a chance to do it again. Let's see, hmm, a government employee with a gun took three shots and hit him only once and, obviously, the other guy didn't hit him at all. And the bleeding hearts think that guns in the hands of everyday citizens are dangerous?
4 posted on 05/02/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: marktwain

Definitely a Darwin Award candidate.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: marktwain

A Katrina evacuee, perhaps?


6 posted on 05/02/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: marktwain
“When the robber threatened to shoot the officer who spoke to him, the officer who was hiding behind the vehicle fired several gunshots toward the robber and struck him once”

The Police know what to say to meet the legal definition of self defense. I doubt that the perp actually made such a threat right before being shot - but it sure makes for a better story before a judge and jury - or a story that makes sure you won't stand before a judge and jury.

Detailing how cleverly you ‘got the drop on them’ is NOT the way to go.

7 posted on 05/02/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: marktwain

Did he have a dog with him?

Seriously, good job by the narcs. It might be the lowest cost bust on record; investigation, arrest, prosecution and sentencing all in what sounds like 5-10 minutes tops. Took a lot longer to write it up I’ll bet.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 7:30:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: marktwain

Who knew that Luby’s serves up just desserts out in the back parking lot?


9 posted on 05/02/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: immadashell

On the other hand Zimmerman killed Trayvon with the one and only shot from a relatively small caliber (9mm) round. If Martin was the thig in training many think, I think that was good shooting. I can only hope more gangsta and gangsta wannabes get trayvoned.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: marktwain

range time ...


11 posted on 05/02/2012 7:33:31 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: rightly_dividing

I love happy endings.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:30 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: marktwain

Another one of Obamao’s “sons” bites the dust.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: meatloaf

Dude. A ‘relatively small’ caliber pushing a 147gr HP will do the job on most any thug. That said, bigger is almost always better.

Seriously, I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop here in Norfolk. I’m thinking there will be several Trayvon wannabes exsanguinating down in the projects before the summer is out.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 8:05:17 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: marktwain

Several shots, one hit, what’s the problem here?


15 posted on 05/02/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT by pallis
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Police later learned the suspect tried to rob a Taco Bell restaurant on South Wayside Drive almost 30 minutes earlier in the night.

Dude should have taken the hint and "Run for the Border" instead of pressing his luck...

16 posted on 05/02/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: pallis
Several shots, one hit, what’s the problem here?

Was dark. And I have a suspicion that the perp was dark also.

Oh, and they may have just eaten. You need to wait at least an hour before shooting at a perp. Or was that swimming?

17 posted on 05/02/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

Yes, your trigger finger might get a cramp!


18 posted on 05/02/2012 9:02:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

Does anyone remember about 20 or 30 years ago when a bunch of cops were having a meeting in a hotel in the L. A. area. A guy broke into the room and demanded money and the cops, all armed, shot him dead.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: tgusa

That’s why I define a trayvon as a one shot kill using a .38/9 mm or smaller caliber handgun. Use it as a noun or verb for terminating gangstas and wannabe gangstas who believe battery is a legitimate life style choice..

Sometimes exsanguiinating is a good thing. Maybe we need to sell T shirts with the slogan, “Let me help you exsanguinate.” along with a picture of a suitably aimed handgun.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:00 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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Continued - the local rag (Virginian Pravda/Red Star) has gotten off its collective liberal @$$ and is now pontificating about how ‘we are all better than this’, etc. So much hot air. It’s going to be a long summer down in the projects. OBTW the Norfolk police collectively are a pretty good bunch.


21 posted on 05/04/2012 7:31:23 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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