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President of Troy, Mo., bank pulls gun, nabs masked robber in parking lot
stltoday.com ^ | 31 October, 2012 | Kim Bell

Posted on 10/31/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by marktwain

TROY, Mo. • David W. Thompson, the president of a Troy bank, was in his office Tuesday afternoon talking with a salesman about advertising when his receptionist buzzed him with an emergency.

"David, we've got a problem," she told him.

Thompson said he looked out his office window into the bank lobby of Peoples Bank & Trust. He saw that his tellers looked fearful. And he saw a man wearing a heavy jacket and a ghoulish Halloween mask calmly walk away from the tellers, carrying one of the bank's money bags.

Thompson, 58, followed the man outside, onto the parking lot, and locked the bank door behind him.

Thompson let the robber get to his truck — then Thompson pulled his personal handgun, a Colt .380, and pointed it at the robber's face before he could drive away, he told the Post-Dispatch.

"Sir, get out of the truck," Thompson remembers demanding. "You're not going anywhere."

And when the man put his hand in his jacket pocket, as if he had a weapon, Thompson scolded him again.

"You don't want to go there," Thompson implored. "This will end badly."

By that time, another bank official who also carries a concealed weapon had joined Thompson on the lot.

"Now you have two guns on you," Thompson said. "Don't try anything."

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; bank; defense; mo
Two bank officials with their personal handguns apprehend a bank robber. I cannot recall a similar story since before 1939. This bodes well for the country.
1 posted on 10/31/2012 1:45:56 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

How much do you want to be the bank owner gets a harsher prison sentence than the robber?


2 posted on 10/31/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There was a case here in North Texas where a banker went out to his car were he had a shotgun with bird shot for dove season and shot the robbers mid body as they exited the back door. We got the impression no words were exchanged he just nailed them as they walked out.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 2:04:58 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: marktwain

What a great story!

Glad the guy wasn’t armed and sober.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 2:07:04 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

A small business owner protecting his livelihood and that of his employees. Well done sir.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: marktwain

This is the same way Looters should be handled....CCW and shoot-on-site/Castle Doctrine.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 2:13:34 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: marktwain

great story!


7 posted on 10/31/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

My old stomping grounds. Country boys take care of business.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: marktwain

Way To Go!

GUNS for Citizens!


9 posted on 10/31/2012 2:19:14 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Yes, indeedy - two responsible businessmen takin’ care of bidness. I love it: “you don’t want to go there. This will end badly”! Hah!


10 posted on 10/31/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by jagusafr
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But but liberals think “regular people” are just too dumb to be able to load, aim and pull a trigger and make a public arrest mainly because they are just that - dumb and scared of guns. Hell I was shooting .22’s at 10 yrs old and double barrelled .12 gauge shotguns at 13. Even a 7 year old knows not to point a gun at someone and that all you have to do to fire the weapon is pull the trigger.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 2:54:47 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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But but liberals think “regular people” are just too dumb to be able to load, aim and pull a trigger and make a public arrest mainly because they are just that - dumb and scared of guns. Hell I was shooting .22’s at 10 yrs old and double barrelled .12 gauge shotguns at 13. Even a 7 year old knows not to point a gun at someone and that all you have to do to fire the weapon is pull the trigger.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 2:57:13 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: marktwain

Another 2nd Amendment success story.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by moovova (If someone is still "undecided", they're not really undecided. They're just chronically perplexed.)
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To: marktwain

send these two fellows to Pennsylvania Avenue....another heist is in progress....


14 posted on 10/31/2012 3:58:38 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal

I bet they would do a much better job than the current occupants.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 6:07:48 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: pwatson

As Clint would say there a time for talking and a time for shooting, When its time to shoot shoot.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 4:03:27 AM PDT by riverrunner
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How much do you want to be the bank owner gets a harsher prison sentence than the robber?

Not in Lincoln County, MO.

17 posted on 11/01/2012 4:08:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: riverrunner

That was Tuco.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 4:09:43 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: nickcarraway

“How much do you want to be the bank owner gets a harsher prison sentence than the robber?”

That kind of cr#% only happen when We the People are negligent of our Constitutional obligations to ourselves,, one another and the country


19 posted on 11/01/2012 4:13:40 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: marktwain

FIRE BOTH OF THEM for endangering the poor alleged suspect. Hell, he might have even learned something. Sheesh!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 4:23:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: jsanders2001

” Hell I was shooting .22’s at 10 yrs old and double barrelled .12 gauge shotguns at 13.”

Now why were you shooting at 10 and 13 year old kids? Did some rabbit convince you that it was kids season? ;)


21 posted on 11/01/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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