Skip to comments.Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys'(TX)
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.
LOL, another happy ending.
It’s always good to read about the gene pool being upgraded.
Definitely a Darwin Award candidate.
A Katrina evacuee, perhaps?
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.
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.
Who knew that Luby’s serves up just desserts out in the back parking lot?
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.
range time ...
I love happy endings.
Another one of Obamao’s “sons” bites the dust.
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.
Several shots, one hit, what’s the problem here?
Dude should have taken the hint and "Run for the Border" instead of pressing his luck...
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?
Yes, your trigger finger might get a cramp!
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.
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.
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.