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NC:Truck theft thwarted by armed owner
salisburypost.com ^ | 19 June, 2013 | NA

Posted on 06/22/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by marktwain

SALISBURY — Authorities say a Salisbury man caught his neighbor in the act of stealing his truck and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Tuesday morning, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office got a call from James Lambert. He said he was holding someone at gunpoint who had tried to steal his truck. Lambert told deputies he was in his house on Hildebran Road when he heard the truck start up. He said he ran out of the house with a pistol and saw Richard Lee Wright III, 19, also of Hildebran Road, in the driver’s seat of his 1993 Ford Ranger.

According to the Sheriff’s Office report, Lambert ordered Wright to get out of the vehicle and lie down on the ground. Wright obeyed.

When deputies arrived, Lambert said he believed Wright was the one who had broken into his house and stolen a handgun the day before. Wright admitted to the gun theft upon further questioning, according to the report.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; car; guncontrol; nc; pistol; secondamendment
Stopping crime is everyone's business.
1 posted on 06/22/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Stealing from your neighbors is pretty stupid. They’ll often catch on, even if they don’t catch you in the act.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: marktwain

Stealing a ‘93 Ford Ranger?

Not sopmething you hear about every day


3 posted on 06/22/2013 9:21:36 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Poor Wright was only trying to obtain transportation so that he wouldn’t have to thieve in his own neighborhood.

:-)


4 posted on 06/22/2013 9:24:32 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: marktwain

Interesting plan ... steal the gun first, then come back for the truck. Of course, that presupposes you know how to count.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 9:47:43 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: marktwain

WTF is wrong with Tennessee? Yeah, they have good gun laws, but boy do they need them! Every other post this am on FR has to do with someone in Tennessee getting “proned out” by a homeowner or shot B&E.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 9:58:33 AM PDT by vette6387
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What does this have to do with Tennessee? I believe this is North Carolina.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 12:28:45 PM PDT by WHBates
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“I believe this is North Carolina.”

Indeed. Salisbury is in North Carolina.

The local joke is that this is where the Salisbury Steak was invented (it’s not).


8 posted on 06/22/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: WHBates

“What does this have to do with Tennessee? I believe this is North Carolina.”

Try This: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3034348/posts


9 posted on 06/22/2013 3:35:17 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: marktwain

Thank you, MT, for putting the state in your gun posts. You are one of the few who do so on a regular basis.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 3:24:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

You are welcome.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 5:11:35 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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