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(TX)Shotgun robber no match for victim with handgun
12newsnow.com ^ | 11 August, 2012 | David Ingram

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; beaumont; defense; robber; selfdefense; tx
The robber appears to have received a gunshot wound to his hip.
1 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
We need 'spoils of combat' laws enacted, so that the upstanding citizen gets the boots and firearms of the criminal that he shot.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/12/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

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.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 7:45:42 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Vote for Sarah Palin, she is the cure to the disease and infection of socialism.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
We need 'spoils of combat' laws enacted, so that the upstanding citizen gets the boots and firearms of the criminal that he shot.

And the head.

4 posted on 08/12/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: marktwain

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!


5 posted on 08/12/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marktwain

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.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 7:51:05 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: philman_36
They may be dumb sumbitches, but they are our sumbitches.

Texas, where men are men, even in democratic strongholds (except Austin and parts of Dallas).

/johnny

7 posted on 08/12/2012 7:51:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The upstanding citizen should be able to make slaves of the perps entire family for a year.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 7:54:27 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: philman_36

“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!”

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.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 7:56:16 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: marktwain

A couple of interesting notes:

http://www.beaumontpd.com/intended_robbery_victim_turns_tables_on_shotgun_wielding_robber.htm

“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 tonight’s robbery attempt.”

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/crime/article/Man-in-underwear-accused-of-robbing-Dollar-General-698291.php

(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.”


10 posted on 08/12/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: BobL

You really know how to make a downstat Il. resident cry.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: marktwain

And that’s how these encounters need to go.

Are you listening to me, Michael Doomberg?


12 posted on 08/12/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
They may be dumb sumbitches, but they are our sumbitches.
Exactly!
13 posted on 08/12/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marktwain

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.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 8:11:33 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: marktwain

Never fired, dropped once. Minor scratches and blood stain on the butt.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not angry, you're not paying attention)
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To: BobL; Zo - Macho Sauce Productions
Other than a few people still infected by the union bug...
That's the biggest disappointment. In most ways they're pretty much conservative, but they've been spoon fed "the union" BS for so many years it's hard to break out of that mindest.

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.

16 posted on 08/12/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He probably left behind a yellow puddle, too, but I don’t suppose anybody wants that.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: Eye of Unk

Run a search on the Banglist keyword.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 8:24:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“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.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 8:24:47 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
A couple of interesting notes:
What's interesting? That's he's a repeat offender or that he's "The Underwear Bandit"?
20 posted on 08/12/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Police: $1 million bond set on suspect shot in robbery attemptA $1 million bond has been set in an aggravated robbery case in which the suspect was shot by the man police said he was trying to rob.
Bryan Keith August, 24, was being held Sunday at the Jefferson County jail in lieu of the $1 million bond in addition to bonds totalling $35,000 on two burglary charges arising from separate incidents.

21 posted on 08/12/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marktwain; All
@Good Friend Got Into A Gun Fight
He prepared.
He trained.
He acted prudently.
He's alive.
Perp is wounded and in jail.

22 posted on 08/12/2012 8:43:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Talisker

so we can turn it into a mug and drink ale from it


23 posted on 08/12/2012 9:28:08 PM PDT by RC one (F.M.R.)
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To: Spktyr

sounds to me like the would be robber was bluffing and the would be victim got lucky as hell when he called that bluff.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 9:39:01 PM PDT by RC one (F.M.R.)
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To: marktwain

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.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 9:40:39 PM PDT by Spok (Just thinkin' out loud.)
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To: philman_36

Wow!
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....


26 posted on 08/12/2012 9:42:56 PM PDT by brickdds
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To: brickdds
The only time Beaumont makes the news is when something bad happens.
Aw, come on! Quit making fun of the boondocks! {;^)
We made news with the whole "Jap Road" kerfuffle.

When combined that's an inside joke. Ask your friend.

Will you let me know what he says about releasing the picture?

27 posted on 08/12/2012 10:11:59 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: brickdds
And speaking of coincidences, seeing where you're from, I met some electricians from Arizona working down here yesterday.
Nice guys. They represented the State well and they were good conversationalists.
28 posted on 08/12/2012 10:15:11 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
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.”

Any guesses as to why, Folks?

29 posted on 08/12/2012 11:16:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: marktwain

i would love to see the moves he made to go from a shotgun at his head to shooting the guy.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 11:20:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain
I hope the Cops let the Victim keep the Perp’s Shotgun and Impounded Car.

Those are my kind of Reparations, especially if the Shotgun was a Remington 870 and the guy was driving a 69 Charger.

31 posted on 08/12/2012 11:26:58 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: RC one

Given how vicious criminals have been becoming of late, he probably (rightly) figured he had nothing to lose by doing so.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 11:29:14 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“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’


33 posted on 08/13/2012 1:25:28 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14
Also, long guns are no good for close in work. Simply grab the barrel with one hand and shoot with the other!

Different thing if he's 5 feet away.

34 posted on 08/13/2012 3:57:54 AM PDT by cb
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To: marktwain

Guns do prevent weirdos from prospering. I’d rather have one than not.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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Interview with the hand gun owner who is a firearms instructor at a local indoor range.

http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_1783.shtml


36 posted on 08/13/2012 5:37:06 AM PDT by deport
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To: Right Wing Assault; philman_36; All

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
Fires once
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:

http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT709.htm


37 posted on 08/13/2012 6:56:27 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Thank you! Good story.

Found this site while looking around. Is it any good?

http://www.guncite.com/


38 posted on 08/13/2012 12:41:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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