Skip to comments.Suspect Shot After Allegedly Trying To Steal Tip Jar In Northwest OKC
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:34:17 AM PDT by marktwain
OKLAHOMA CITY -
Police say when a suspect pulled out his gun and started shooting, the manager of a northwest Oklahoma City pool hall pulled out his own weapon and fired back.
According to a police report, a man and his friend were playing pool at Chester's Pool Hall near N.W. 50th Street and N. May Avenue on June 10. The man saw two people walk up to a counter, steal a tip jar filled with cash, and walk toward the exit.
The witness told the manager what he'd seen, and the manager went outside to confront the men. The manager and one of the suspects physically struggled over the tip jar. When a second person came out to help the manager, the suspect told his friend to shoot them.
Witnesses said the other suspect, identified as 18-year-old Jesus Perez, pulled out a gun and opened fire. The manager then pulled out his own gun and started shooting.
Both Perez and the manager were hit by gunfire, but neither was seriously hurt. The other suspect threw down the tip jar when the manager pulled out a gun, but witnesses said he then went to grab the gun Perez had dropped.
Before the second suspect could reach the gun, police arrived. Officers arrested Perez and a 16-year-old suspect. They were booked into jail on a complaint of robbery with a firearm.
I would think assault with deadly weapon should also be charged. I suspect the current charge is just to hold him until the DA can determine what to do,
Now that's some fast respondin'.
Over a tip jar?? Some folks need to chill..
Dunkin Donuts was around the corner.
Damn you’re angry...
So I guess if someone shoplifts something small or steals a tip jar we should just ignore it. It was the thieves that escalated the encounter over “just a tip jar”.
Heyzoos, here’s a tip and ya’ don’t even need a jar. Don’t be stealin’ and robbin’!.....BOOM!!!
A life over a tip jar?? Let’s get a grip..
Look at it this way; the tips are giving because someone provided a service (their time and effort) therefore the tip is what someone expended part of their life to get. Stealing the tip jar is part of someone life. Life is always worth defending.
Its not the tip jar, gocrminoles, it is the principle.
And yes, the principle is worth a life.
Again you didn’t read the article. No no ones life was in danger untill the bad guy pulled a gun. Fortunately no one lost there life, but had the store owner not been carrying it might of been different.
I for one will not allow others to just take my property just because it has low value. That just encourages more of the same and next time it will be of more value.
You can be a victim if that is you choice.
Yeah, why that kid would risk his life for a tip jar is wierd. But he did.
Lucky for him he isn't dead.
Well, actually the shooting wasn’t over a tip jar. It was self-defense against deadly assault.
The headline is wrong.
Yes, the robbers were insane to risk lives over a tip jar. However, when you threaten people's lives in order to take their property, your life is rightly at risk.
What an inflammatory headline. It should read "Suspect Shot During Armed Robbery."
Giuliani showed how it works when he was mayor in NYC. He got zealous capture and prosecutions of minor misdemeanants, like turnstile jumpers in the subway. The major crime rate dropped precipitously. Petty crime is training for the serious stuff.
The manager shot Jesus. Dang.
Jesus shot the manager. Double dang.
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