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Caught On Tape: Long Beach Store Owner Shoots At 2 Would-Be Robbers(CA)
cbslocal.com ^ | 7 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/08/2012 4:11:41 PM PDT by marktwain

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Long Beach police are looking for two would-be armed robbers who fled a convenience store when the owner pulled out a gun and started shooting.

It happened in the 1300 block of West Willow Street late Friday night. The entire incident was caught on tape.

Authorities say two men wearing hoodies attempted to rob the Meadow Made Dairy around 10:30 p.m.

The store owner, 40-year-old Mean Kim, believes his quick reaction probably saved his life.

Mean spoke to CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Art Barron about his ordeal. “I feel like I’m in a battlefield right now,” Kim says.

Kim grew up in Cambodia during the war. Friday night he became intimately involved with gunfire again.

He didn’t hesitate to reach for his weapon. “I tried to shoot them. I know they have guns. And if I don’t shoot them, they might have a chance to shoot me, before I shoot them.”

Kim’s shots missed the two would-be robbers.

Kim says the two suspects fled in a waiting car.

He showed the video to several customers today. Nelly Perea watched the tape and then told Barron, “I’m just amazed right now. It’s crazy.”

Kim acknowledged that the ordeal left him a bit rattled. “It shocked me,” he said, “I’ve been here five years and nothing like this ever happened.”

There were no customers in the store at the time of the shooting.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; defense; robber
Publicity of the shooting will push potential robbers to avoid the store.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 4:11:49 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
The store owner, 40-year-old Mean Kim

I'll say.

2 posted on 07/08/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marktwain
or burn down his house with him in it...
3 posted on 07/08/2012 4:18:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: marktwain

awwwwwwwwwww how adorable..the robbers were wearing hoodies..can’t be, we have been told over and over again by the media that black men who wear hoodies are the sweetest people you can meet and not at all dangerous


4 posted on 07/08/2012 4:19:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: marktwain

Anyone want to take up a collection to give Mr Kim some range time?


5 posted on 07/08/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1264 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If Obama had a son......


6 posted on 07/08/2012 4:25:39 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba

“If Obama had a son......”

He’d be wearin’ dat hoodie there.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 4:29:55 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: marktwain

It may even convince the perps to seek more honest employment.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: SonnyBubba

Where’s teh actual tape? The question is whether the Nikes on the feet of the Urban Black Ferals were leaving puffs of burning rubber smoke at each step?

Questions, questions.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 4:31:16 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: BenLurkin
I'll say.

I'm cracking up here.

Mean Kim. Sounds like "Bad John".

You got a name like that, and you'd better be ready to draw down on 'em!

"Mean Kim. Mean Kiii-im. Big Mean Kim. (Mean Kim.)"

10 posted on 07/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

LeRoy Brown. Meanest man in town.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: marktwain

Too bad we couldn’t export our own home grown thugs to Siberia. Imported Asians make better Americans than the gagsta creeps from the US hoods.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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