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Patron fires on armed robbers at Internet cafe(FL)
ocala.com ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Austin L. Miller

Posted on 07/14/2012 4:58:38 PM PDT by marktwain

OCALA - Two men who attempted to hold up an Internet cafe were shot and injured by a patron of the business Friday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's officials said they got a call at 9:54 p.m. about an armed robbery at Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200. When deputies arrived at the scene, they saw blood on the ground.

Patrons outside the business told them that two masked men - one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun - had barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor and demanded money.

Officials said one of the patrons, Samuel Williams, withdrew his own handgun and shot at the robber with the gun, according to sheriff's officials.

Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled.

The two men got into a car parked nearby and left.

Not long afterward, deputies got a call about two men at a Marion Oaks residence who were telling people there that they had been shot while at Scott Carrigan Baseball Park on Southeast 17th Street in Ocala. Police Department officers went to the ball field but found no evidence of a shooting there, according to sheriff's officials.

The two men were transported - one by helicopter - to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The Sheriff's Office identified them as Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, also 19. Dawkins has a Dunnellon address. His alleged accomplice has an Ocala address, officials said.

Dawkins had a superficial wound in his left arm, while Henderson was shot in the lower back near his buttocks.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; fl; robber
Pretty effective defense.
1 posted on 07/14/2012 4:58:54 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Patron will be sued and he will lose.


2 posted on 07/14/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: HChampagne

No he won’t.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Ha! Internet cafe. Maybe they were Freepers? 10 million dollars to one donut this was a “gambling den” patronized by Holder’s people.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: HChampagne
Patron will be sued and he will lose.

Sadly true -and possibly charged.
Shot 'em while they were running away.
5 posted on 07/14/2012 5:10:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: marktwain

Them young Obama boys at it again. Don’t they know they get free inshaunce? All they got to do is get thier sister pregnant and they can get lots of money the easy way. Don’t need no gun for thet ride.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT by papageo
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To: marktwain

Geeks with Glocks, sounds like a course in a community college in Israel.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: marktwain

The patron should look up Zimmerman’s firearm trainer so he can more effectively assist Trayvon wannabes in the future.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 5:18:23 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: marktwain

When I read the title, I thought at first that someone had been shot by a bottle of tequila,


9 posted on 07/14/2012 5:20:51 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: marktwain

The shots in the backside of the one will be a problem for the good citizen. There are times though that you have to do what you have to do.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 5:34:02 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: HChampagne

Not so sure the patron will be sued since both the shooter and victim were armed and the msm has yet to clarify any ‘racial’ inequities regarding the identity of the shooter as a white hispanic or bearing a potentially Jewish surname like that of Zimmerman.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by wtd
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To: marktwain
The shooter better not be white or he may be in for a heap of trouble "profiling" these youts. After all, who is to say they weren't just trying to find some Skittles and Arizona Tea on a hot night and they were shot in the back by a gun-toting vigilante?

They were probably just "good boys" trying to get their lives together again.

12 posted on 07/14/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by Gritty (Bottom line: Anti-gunners would rather see you dead than armed - David Codrea)
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To: dog breath

If a dude wears a mask in 90 degree weather, then he does deserve a butt bullet.

Laws should be changed for good citizens. Why do the good guys always have to be punished for the bad guy’s behavior?


13 posted on 07/14/2012 5:52:40 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: RandallFlagg
This is Florida.

We don't have those UN approved ROEs around here...yet...no matter how hard the media and outside political agitators try to change that.

14 posted on 07/14/2012 5:53:23 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Eye of Unk

Eye,
keep up with the times. It’s Isreal not Israel.
Did you sleep through the past 24 hrs?


15 posted on 07/14/2012 5:57:00 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: marktwain
More range time needed.

Perps should not have been able to run away. I hope Bubba got his Viagra pills ready for these sweet young things.

16 posted on 07/14/2012 6:08:40 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I’m pretty sure its against the law to wear a mask into stores here in Florida.

Knowing the history of Ocala and the sheriff up there I doubt there will be charges for the shooting. Unless of course the shooter had the gun illegally.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 6:23:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

I’ve seen several references to gambling associated with “Internet cafes”. Can someone educate me as to what is going on there? What kind of gambling is taking place?


18 posted on 07/14/2012 6:39:31 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: driftdiver

“I doubt there will be charges for the shooting. Unless of course the shooter had the gun illegally.”

I’m afraid the bottom line will be as it always is - the “complexion” of the situation.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 7:04:29 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: All

One’s name is Duwayne?


20 posted on 07/14/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: All

He has a brother named DuWop.


21 posted on 07/14/2012 7:45:17 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: marktwain
Henderson & Dawkins, the perps:


22 posted on 07/14/2012 7:50:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marktwain

“...the plan was to “barge in, get the money and leave.” He said “he never expected anyone to be armed.”

“The gun was broken and rusty and wasn’t loaded. Nobody was going to get hurt,” he said, standing with crutches....”

-sounds like he’s got reasons for justifying not being shot. He ain’t learned a dam*ed thing, he’s still entitled, somehow. What do you do with idiots like this?


23 posted on 07/14/2012 8:06:09 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: William Tell
Internet gambling.

As I understand the concept, the players willingly get fleeced in paying for playing nontraditional games for money, as opposed to playing for high points.

Virtual slot machines, virtual poker etc, and add in virtual sports, car racing and many forms of role playing video games.

I assume some of the players eventually get “real world cash” through the cafes somehow, but I am not certain of the exact mechanisms. But on the plus side, it does save carbon footprints by users not flying to Las Vegas, and the Feds don't get to tax it. /sarcasm.

24 posted on 07/14/2012 8:22:05 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: 4buttons

re: “What do you do with idiots like this?”

Answer: “REAL” punishment e.g. 25 lashes per month for one year in a privately run prison. Prisoner eligible for suspension of sentence after first 3 months if he or his family make full restitution to their victim and literally get down on their hands and knees andd BEG for suspension of the sentence. If prisoner is stupid enough to get re-arrested, the sentence is doubled and he is ineligible for suspension in the second go round. Prisons would empty out in 5 years and crime would go to zero like Saudi Arabia where robberies such as this are unheard of.


25 posted on 07/14/2012 8:26:01 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Terry Mross

Re #21: Now they’ll have another brother, Bend Over!


26 posted on 07/14/2012 10:30:49 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: marktwain

Will the dumb, #ing law now prosecute the patron? Maybe not, it is Florida, thought, it is teetering.

Trying to recollect an adage about law becoming the enemy of the ordinary, decent man...


27 posted on 07/14/2012 10:43:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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