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Police: Baytown convenience store clerk shoots would-be robber
go.com ^ | 5/11/13 | Pooja Lodhia

Posted on 05/11/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT by LibWhacker

BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- Baytown police were investigating a shooting at a convenience store Saturday.

The store at Alexander Food Store on North Alexander has been robbed before and it's why the clerk was prepared with a gun. Police say a confrontation between the gunman and a female store clerk around 11am ended with the alleged gunman in the hospital.

"We heard, 'Pow! Pow!'" witness Christina Odom said. "He just fell backwards like that."

Baytown police say a man in his 40s ran into the food mart, wearing a mask, brandishing a handgun and demanding money.

"The clerk, in fear for his life, pulled a weapon of his own, pointed it at the suspect and demanded him to drop his weapon. The suspect failed to do so and the clerk shot at least one time," Baytown Police Department Lt. Eric Freed said.

The suspect tried to get away, but police say he had been shot in the stomach. He collapsed on the concrete and was taken to the hospital.

"Too bad he didn't complete the job," customer BJ Keys said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; clerk; convenience; guncontrol; robber; secondamendment; shoots; store

1 posted on 05/11/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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“Too bad he didn’t complete the job,” customer BJ Keys said.

LOL


2 posted on 05/11/2013 6:14:03 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: LibWhacker
ABC is presently trying to find a lawyer to defend the perp so they can make this the right kind of gun control story.
3 posted on 05/11/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: LibWhacker
If a cop was in the food mart at the time he probably would have blown away the perp...and the clerk.
4 posted on 05/11/2013 6:19:07 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: LibWhacker

They sure must write these stories in a hurry and don’t edit them. The clerk in the second paragraph is identified as female. Then in the fourth paragraph she turns into a male.


5 posted on 05/11/2013 6:28:14 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: LibWhacker
confrontation between the gunman and a female store clerk

The clerk, in fear for his life,

What dam gender was he/she?

6 posted on 05/11/2013 6:30:22 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: OldPossum

the writer is probably trans gender and gets this gender stuff all confused. ha.


7 posted on 05/11/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: OldPossum; chesty_puller

Yep, confused the heck out of me, too. Very sloppy writing. Par for the course when a gun is involved. Seems like reporters have permission to switch their brains off when writing such stories.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 6:48:34 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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“The clerk, in fear for his life,

If you say anything, that is the phrase to say. Additionally, never and I me never say anything about finishing the job. “I was in fear of my life and shot the perp in self defense which “stopped” his aggression. That’s all I Have to say, please talk to my lawyer”.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 6:48:35 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Cops use that one, because they know it's legally sound. A few months ago, I saw a video by a homeowner -- he walked out of his house and stood close to some cops who were hassling someone. The cops didn't notice for awhile. Then they did. All of a sudden it was: "Turn off the camera, and go back inside." The homeowner refused. The cop says, "Sir, I'm worried about what you might do, based on what you said just before you turned that camera on ..."

It was clear that nothing was said by the homeowner. But the cop had the lingo down. Basically, "I was afraid for my life" which is why I would be justified in beating you soundly with my nightstick.

10 posted on 05/11/2013 6:56:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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BJ Keys?

Gotta see some ID from that guy...


11 posted on 05/11/2013 6:57:10 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“you sure I’m the only one filming this little interaction, officer? How do you know my wife isn’t inside filming this, too?”


12 posted on 05/11/2013 7:00:02 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: immadashell

“If a cop was in the food mart at the time he probably would have blown away the perp...and the clerk.”

...and an assistance dog for good measure.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 7:18:46 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: OldPossum
The clerk in the second paragraph is identified as female. Then in the fourth paragraph she turns into a male.

Hey, remember the latest thing is to be able to decide what gender you want to be. This female felt like a macho man after shooting the perp, so she wanted to be a male. At least for a while. I wonder how long she will decide to be a male.

14 posted on 05/11/2013 7:26:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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“The clerk in the second paragraph is identified as female. Then in the fourth paragraph she turns into a male.”

Maybe the clerk was a tadpole or something...?


15 posted on 05/11/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
the writer is probably trans gender and gets this gender stuff all confused.

That goes hand in hand with:

The store at Alexander Food Store...

All that's bad enough, but I have a hunch editors have become an extinct species.

16 posted on 05/11/2013 7:38:20 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: LibWhacker

More TEXAS justice-—keep it up folks!


17 posted on 05/11/2013 8:04:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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““Too bad he didn’t complete the job,” customer BJ Keys said.”

I’m with BJ.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 8:24:36 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: OldPossum

“They sure must write these stories in a hurry and don’t edit them. The clerk in the second paragraph is identified as female. Then in the fourth paragraph she turns into a male.”

Everything is cool. They/he/she/it didn’t want to be politically incorrect, so they threw in both genders. That, folks is the present day state of Jurinalism.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 8:29:54 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“What does it matter?”


20 posted on 05/11/2013 8:51:32 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: OldPossum

transgender? or maybe that’s the new journalism PC, they don’t want to offend just in case they are.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 9:36:04 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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Whew - sounds like a dangerous area.

Police say the suspect seems familiar. They're checking to see if he's connected to other recent robberies in the area.

A tobacco store was robbed on Thursday. Police say an armed man jumped over the counter and took money from the cash register.

Then an AT&T store was robbed Friday. A surveillance photo shows three masked men holding employees at gunpoint while stealing several phones.

Just 45 minutes later, cameras show a nearby bank was robbed, again by three masked men.

As investigators compare surveillance video and witness descriptions, the food mart is back open, employees are on edge.

"That's what it is, a dangerous business," food mart employee Shan Dil said.

22 posted on 05/11/2013 9:45:25 PM PDT by expat1000
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A lot of people feel this way. This guy just has the cajones to say it out loud.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 4:52:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: OldPossum

I noticed that as well. Glad I read comments before posting a duplication.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 5:22:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: LibWhacker

Here’s a couple of other heart-warmers I haven’t seen posted, especially in the MSM:

(love that “defense gunfire and killed” line):
1) “Family defends itself from domestic abuser, The Daily Astorian, Astoria, Ore. 05/08/13

A woman, her two teenage daughters and a 19-year-old man were at home in Warrenton, Ore. when the woman’s estranged husband, who has a criminal history of domestic violence, forced his way inside the home while carrying a weapon. The residents armed themselves and fled to a bedroom, locked themselves inside and called 911. Once arriving on scene, the police assumed tactical positions, but the husband, already inside, was unfazed and continued his attack by breaking through the bedroom door. After breaching the door, the intruder was met by defensive gunfire and killed. (The Daily Astorian, Astoria, Ore. 05/08/13)”

2) Don’t mess with us Old Fuds:
“Plantation, Florida: Last week police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery:

The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents. Mr. Lovell was a man of action
Wednesday night.

According to police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway 1949 N. Pine Rd. just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal.

After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units found the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop, according to detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.

Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where one, Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.

Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.

He is not expected to be charged authorities said. ‘’He was in fear for his life,’’ Detective Rettig said, “These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70’s have military backgrounds and aren’t intimidated by idiots.”

IMO, the only thing Mr. Lovell could be charged with is participating in an unfair fight. One 71-year-old Marine against two punks. Two head shots and one center body mass shot. (Can you spell M-O-Z-A-M-B-I-Q-U-E children? Well, almost the full Drill :-) ).


25 posted on 05/12/2013 9:40:02 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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