Skip to comments.Burger King diner defeats would-be robber by shooting him
Posted on 04/09/2013 1:44:21 AM PDT by grundle
A father who was trying to eat with his family at Burger King was able to defeat an armed robber by pulling his own weapon and shooting at him, Miami police said.
It was at the height of lunch time, about 1 p.m., when a would-be robber walked into a Burger King, flashed his gun at one of the family diners, and demanded the diner fork over money and valuables, police said in a CBS report. The robber was exiting when the father, who feared for his and his familys life, CBS said, took out his own gun and shot the suspect in the leg.
The suspect then fled in his Ford F-150. Police later found him 36-year-old Travis Harris and the driver of the truck, 38-year-old Ramon Smalls, at a gas station down the road, CBS said.
The pair was linked to another robbery of a woman that took place earlier that day, CBS said. Mr. Harris was taken to the hospital for treatment and was charged with three counts of armed robbery, police said.
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Attention, Miami police spokesman.
The hero father did not shoot AT the robber. He simply shot him.
Thank you, that is all.
Another good guy with a GUN story that will not show up anywhere on the LSM.
And has the person who fired the warning shot at the perpetrator been arrested yet for the “unlawful” discharge of a weapon, thereby endangering the rest of the patrons?
Because this is the reasoning now widely applied when some such defensive measure is taken against willful miscreants and criminal acts faced up to at the point of engagement.
If the authorities will go after a kid with a BB gun, a real live sidearm is just the thing to put them over the edge.
After all, what if a child saw this interchange, and thought it was OK to have a pistol? Then he could go around, point his index finger, and happily say “Bang! You’re dead!” or some such antisocial thing, and won’t that set back his emotional development? Next thing you know, he would be biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol, and escalating to using that instead of just his index finger, and who knows where that could lead to?
(Do I really have to add the “sarcasm” tag?)
In fact, if the holdup is over, no shots were fired so far, and the robber is leaving, you are just asking for big trouble--maybe jail time for yourself. No sarcasm.
Nobody likes a back shooter.
ENTERED THE GREAT FEEDLOT IN THE SKY, HE HAS
Mr. Harris was taken to the hospital for treatment and was charged with three counts of armed robbery...
No, no, no, no, no! Let the vermin walk to the hospital, or crawl as needed.
“taken to the hospital for treatment and was charged with three counts of armed robbery”
That might be a mistake, at least here in NE Fla. the perp is not charged until release from hospital, that way the city is not responsible for medical bills. As I understand it that saves the city alot of $$.
If the robber was leaving AFTER he robbed the diner I predict they will file murder charges against the diner. This is Obamaland where thieves and liars get a free pass and are encouraged after all you know.
> If the robber was leaving AFTER he robbed the diner I predict they will file murder charges against the diner. This is Obamaland where thieves and liars get a free pass and are encouraged after all you know.
Nix that. I thought the guy died. Unlawful discharge of a weapon and new charge invented by the 0 Administration, “terrorizing liberals and faggots with an assault weapon”
One of these things is just like all the others. Note: This is from an earlier arrest - nov 9 2012. now 6 moths later armed robbery. THe so-called criminals justice system and the police surely protected the citizens here. These guys don't ever do just one crime.
A local restaurant just banned guns (”& other weapons”) on its premises. I think I’ll be frequenting my BK a little more often now.
I know what the law is, but the reality is that when someone threatens your life, that feeling doesn’t just evaporate when they turn their back.
From personal experience with a gun pointed at me, I’d say that my natural inclination was to shoot the perp on sight, even several hours after the incident.
The fight or flight mechanism is very base and it is expecting too much of the average citizen to not fire just because the perp turns away.
So, no knives...Aren't sporks a potential weapon?
Can’t happen this way in NY or Chicago can it ?!
Au contraire! I think many of these thieves would benefit from a shot to the back. Your objection to backshooting obviously originated in your viewing of way too many tv westerns in your youth. In actual fact, westerners generally preferred to shoot rattlesnakes and other vermin from the back, minimizing risk to the good guy.
The bad guy still had a gun in his hand and was thus a mortal threat to the shooter and other patrons. I do not know about Florida Law but this would be a “good shoot” in Texas.
A very justified application of Pb-82 cures a lot of society evils.
My family keeps the “Medicine” cabinet well stocked in various dosages.
Not too many DAs in Florida would think twice about where the entry hole was, as long as the perp was armed and you didn’t chase them back to their apartment.