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Burglary suspect, held at gunpoint, calls 911(TX)
star-telegram.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Bill Miller

Posted on 12/06/2012 6:48:45 AM PST by marktwain

A Parker County woman called 911 early Tuesday, saying that her husband was outside, holding a burglar at gunpoint.

"Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him," the woman said after giving directions to their house near Springtown.

The man with the gun pointed at him had the same idea.

He, too, called 911. "He's going to shoot me," he told the operator.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tx
An interesting change of pace, with the 911 operator telling the burglar not to move.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 6:48:50 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“Hurry up now, because my husband’s fixing to shoot him,”

...lol! I love Texas!


2 posted on 12/06/2012 6:53:59 AM PST by albie
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To: marktwain
LOL! This is in my stomping grounds. I'll have to dig around and find out who the genius was.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/06/2012 6:54:21 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

If this were in the NE the wife would be calling 911 to report her husband was holding an illegal weapon on a person who had run into a bit of bad luck and needs a 2nd chance.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 6:56:34 AM PST by albie
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you think we can say “Only in Texas” at this point? LOL!


5 posted on 12/06/2012 6:58:30 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: marktwain; Squantos
"Hurry up now, because my husband's fixing to shoot him,"

I'd go around the block a few times, to give the husband time.

j/k

6 posted on 12/06/2012 7:00:09 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JRandomFreeper
LOL! This is in my stomping grounds. I'll have to dig around and find out who the genius was.

The article identifies him thus...

They arrested the man in the pickup, identified not as Philip Tanner, but as Christopher Lance Moore, 41, of Bedford.

...along with a booking photograph. Known local n'er-do-well, perhaps?

7 posted on 12/06/2012 7:01:27 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: marktwain

Well, if the wife says her husband is fixing to shoot the burglar, and the burglar says the same thing.....

Did the husband shoot him? Be a dang shame if the wife and burglar were wrong.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 7:05:47 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Larry Lucido

I love that quote, ‘fixing to shoot him’. What’s he doing, loading a musket?


9 posted on 12/06/2012 7:06:03 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: basil
My first ex-wife is a local 911 operator. I'm sure I'll get the story. I can well imagine my ex telling the goblin to cool his heels.

Don't mess with Texas.

/johnny

10 posted on 12/06/2012 7:09:30 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: albie

I’m fixin’ to retire and move to Texas next month. Can’t hardly wait.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 7:09:51 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain

There are some key items left out of the story.

The owner lives with his wife, their newborn, and his wife’s son on a piece of land out in the boonies. No cops or neighbors close by.

The property owner was on the news (Dallas station) last night and said when the moron got into his car; the homeowner got into his truck and blocked any chance he had to get away. During that time he also had his 12 year-old stepson train a shotgun on the intruder’s car and said, “If he gets out to run, shoot him.”

The other big piece of info is the owner asked the intruder what his intentions were when he was in the house, and the intruder replied something along the line of “bad things.” Crazy or not, if someone said something like that to me late I night, he would be, if not dead, in a serious world of pain and discomfort. The owner and son showed remarkable restraint and composure.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 7:57:13 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: marktwain
That punk is lucky he wasn't caught on my place. He'd have been out of that truck, and proned out on the ground, right among the "fahr aints" and other varmints...

And, I'd have had me a new truck after he forfeited his for trespassing in it "in the night-time"...

13 posted on 12/06/2012 8:09:27 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

FReepMail for you...


14 posted on 12/06/2012 8:10:40 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: albie

No way she said “because my husband’s fixing to shoot him,”. More than likey she said fix’in to shoot him.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 8:51:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: PowderMonkey
I’m fixin’ to retire and move to Texas next month. Can’t hardly wait.

Before you leave where you are, remember to tell those that you don't like "You can go to hell, I'm going to Texas". ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 12/06/2012 9:18:28 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
LOL! That's exacty what some folks are receiving for Christmas: a mug imprinted with an image of the state of Texas and Davy Crockett's famous quote “You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.”And, I though I will dearly miss my native State, my heart belongs to a little gal waiting for me down in Texas.
17 posted on 12/06/2012 10:00:22 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey
my heart belongs to a little gal waiting for me down in Texas.

That does happen.

Welcome to Texas. Study up on the gun laws, they are a little weird down here.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/06/2012 10:05:08 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
My first ex-wife...

I love Free Republic

19 posted on 12/06/2012 10:08:09 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: marktwain
When the resident asked what the intruder was doing, he answered, "Just unlucky, I guess,"

No, actually it was your very lucky day. Your head wasn't blown off from a shotgun blast.

20 posted on 12/06/2012 10:12:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Y’all come down and have a good time. Welcome to Texas.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 11:37:32 AM PST by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: ladyjane

All my ex’s live in Texas.. YeeHaaaaaa.. :)


22 posted on 12/06/2012 11:39:55 AM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: basil
Do you think we can say “Only in Texas” at this point? LOL!

Don'tcha just love that the perp calls the lawman, because he knows his butt is in deep trouble, and not the other way around.. Why in the world would anyone want to live anywhere else when we have a Texas..

23 posted on 12/06/2012 11:46:39 AM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Larry Lucido

Yep them house numbers are hard to read after dark. Just park at the cross street and listen . Follow the noise is viable alternative in such events per my experience.

Stay safe Larry !


24 posted on 12/06/2012 3:24:03 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737; JRandomFreeper

Thanks. Looking forward to the relocation and a new life. Packing up and closing out here just as fast as I can.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 3:29:54 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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