Skip to comments.(TX)Shotgun robber no match for victim with handgun
Posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by marktwain
Police say an armed robber got more than he bargained for Friday night when he targeted the wrong victim.
Just after 10 p.m. a 36-year-old man was confronted by a robber with a shotgun in the parking lot of the Walgreens located in the 3600 block of College. The man said the robber held the shotgun to his head and demanded money.
The man, a concealed handgun license holder, was able to get his handgun and fired one shot at the would-be robber. The robber dropped his shotgun and took off running fleeing south behind the store. The intended victim was not injured during this confrontation and he did not lose any property.
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I want a database of every single event like this posted on FR every single day.
For a positive morale boost, that we won’t be taken for the meek, the weak and most certainly defenseless.
And the head.
I sometimes have a real love/hate relationship with my fellow SE Texans. I may not agree with a bunch of them politically (I hate that so many are Democrats though that’s changing), but I so love the overall spirit of the place!
The robber appears to have brought the all-conquering shotgun and even got the drop on the guy. It still didn’t go the way he thought it would.
Texas, where men are men, even in democratic strongholds (except Austin and parts of Dallas).
The upstanding citizen should be able to make slaves of the perps entire family for a year.
“I sometimes have a real love/hate relationship with my fellow SE Texans. I may not agree with a bunch of them politically (I hate that so many are Democrats though thats changing), but I so love the overall spirit of the place!”
Other than a few people still infected by the union bug, it’s basically IMPOSSIBLE to find a white liberal in Texas (with the exception of gays). We’re simply beyond that that now.
A couple of interesting notes:
“Officers identified the robber as Bryan Keith August, a 24-year-old Beaumont resident. A photo of August is not being released at this preliminary phase of the investigation because it could harm the integrity of the investigation. We are asking that the media not publish or post his photo at this time.”
“Officers then transported him to the county jail for the aggravated robbery as well as two outstanding warrants for burglary of a habitation and a pending warrant for a previous unrelated aggravated robbery. Officers also located a vehicle near the scene of this robbery that had been reported stolen. Investigation revealed that the suspect had used this stolen vehicle during the commission of tonights robbery attempt.”
(September 10, 2010)
“A man found only in underwear was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery of a Beaumont Dollar General...
“Police and a K-9 unit searched the area with the help of neighborhood witnesses, the release states. A man that matched the robber’s description was found in his underwear near Estelle Street and Glenwood Avenue, the release states.
“A second K-9 unit found the store’s stolen money and the gun used in the robbery.
“Bryan Keith August, 22, of Beaumont, is in Jefferson County Jail on an aggravated robbery charge. His bond has been set at $50,000.”
You really know how to make a downstat Il. resident cry.
And that’s how these encounters need to go.
Are you listening to me, Michael Doomberg?
Contrary to the first sentence of the article, I think the robber targeted the perfect “victim” - an armed one who would shoot him. If every robber targeted victims like that, the world would soon become a better place.
Never fired, dropped once. Minor scratches and blood stain on the butt.
And blacks are coming around though much more slowly from my conversations. A lot of disgust with he last four years and many blacks don't even know about other black conservatives.
I steer them @to AlfonZo for a new view.
He probably left behind a yellow puddle, too, but I don’t suppose anybody wants that.
Run a search on the Banglist keyword.
“You really know how to make a downstat Il. resident cry.”
Sorry about that...It sure would be great if IL split in half (or really more like 80/20. The 20% of the North can keep Chicago, Rockford, and other places, while the sane half can cancel them out, at least in the Senate.
so we can turn it into a mug and drink ale from it
sounds to me like the would be robber was bluffing and the would be victim got lucky as hell when he called that bluff.
Given the usual response when armed scumbag meets armed citizen, it appears that the citizens have generally thought things out a little better than the scumbag. An honest, clear thinking, reasonable person who has soberly considered the responsibilities involved in taking up a firearm seems to fare much better against your garden variety street thug. Maybe that’s why our citizen armies have consistently kicked the butts of zealots, fascists and mercenaries.
I am amazed.
The only time Beaumont makes the news is when something bad happens.
This is great news.
I have a buddy that is a detective with BPD, I will ask why they refuse to show the perp.
I have a pretty good idea....
When combined that's an inside joke. Ask your friend.
Will you let me know what he says about releasing the picture?
Any guesses as to why, Folks?
i would love to see the moves he made to go from a shotgun at his head to shooting the guy.
Those are my kind of Reparations, especially if the Shotgun was a Remington 870 and the guy was driving a 69 Charger.
Given how vicious criminals have been becoming of late, he probably (rightly) figured he had nothing to lose by doing so.
“I would love to see the moves he made to go from a shotgun at his head to shooting the guy.”
I was thinking the same too but the perp probably demanded his wallet and instead of taking out his wallet he took out his pistol from the back of his waistband. The shotgun was probably up high on the perp’s face thus blocking his view of the pistol hence why he got shot in the hip. A pretty cool customer if you ask me. Just guessin’
Different thing if he's 5 feet away.
Guns do prevent weirdos from prospering. I’d rather have one than not.
Interview with the hand gun owner who is a firearms instructor at a local indoor range.
From the link provided by philman_36:
Truck in the next parking space
Perp jumps out, throws down on him with a shotgun
Friend is seated with one foot inside his Jeep Cherokee
Keeps talking to perp and pushing shotgun barrel sideways
Says he’s getting his wallet.
Pulls his TAURUS 709 Slim from kidney carry
Perps falls backwards, drops shotgun, jumps up and runs
K9 finds the perp shot through the hip and hiding.
Friend goes home alive.
Here is a review of the Taurus 709 Slim:
Thank you! Good story.
Found this site while looking around. Is it any good?