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Customer shoots, kills robber outside Atlanta shop while waiting to buy LeBron James sneakers
FoxNews.com/AP ^ | 6/24/2013

Posted on 06/24/2013 4:49:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Police say an armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was fatally shot by one of the patrons waiting in line to buy sneakers.

WSB-TV reports the shooting happened Saturday morning in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood, where people lined up outside Wish Clothing to buy new $180 sneakers endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen
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1 posted on 06/24/2013 4:49:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

180 bucks!?!, I’d say he was robbed already


2 posted on 06/24/2013 4:52:28 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: RoosterRedux

“outside an Atlanta shoe store”

Do I have to say it?


3 posted on 06/24/2013 4:53:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: RoosterRedux

One account says he shot the would be robber dead then got right back into line to get his LeBron basketball shoes.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 4:55:08 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: V_TWIN

“one of the customers drew his own handgun and shot the robber. Police say the suspect ran just a few yards before he fell dead.”

And THAT ladies and gents is what personal defense is all about. This story should be rubbed in the face of every gun control idiot in the country.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

It wouldn’t help; they’d just want to outlaw sneakers.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 4:58:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: V_TWIN
This story should be rubbed in the face of every gun control idiot in the country.

They would just wail about the lost potential of the robber.

7 posted on 06/24/2013 4:58:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: RoosterRedux
You rob people for a living, this is the chance you take. As H. L. Mencken said about the death penalty:
Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one is at least disposed of.
In this case one less scoundrel is roaming the streets of Atlanta.
8 posted on 06/24/2013 4:59:14 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: RoosterRedux

I hope the shoe store had the decency to give this dude his pair of shoes for free.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 5:00:18 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: NativeSon

$180 is chump change.

Here’s Air Jordans costing $500+ each:

http://www.kicksonfire.com/2012/01/19/30-air-jordans-that-cost-500-each/


10 posted on 06/24/2013 5:00:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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does the store take EBTs?


11 posted on 06/24/2013 5:00:58 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: dennisw
One account says he shot the would be robber dead then got right back into line to get his LeBron basketball shoes.

Good for him. Shouldn't lose his place in line for something caused by someone else.

12 posted on 06/24/2013 5:01:11 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: RoosterRedux

Moral of the story:
If you’re buying $180 sneakers endorsed by the star of the Miami Heat, it’s a good idea to be packing heat.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: RoosterRedux

If theranytime thing I learned from being raised on American media and educated in American schools is that institutional racism somehow, in some way, is the reason why this fine scholar shot this other fine scholar.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 5:03:34 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: RoosterRedux
Police say the suspect ran just a few yards before he fell dead.

Had he been wearing $180 sneakers, he probably could have run another yard or two.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 5:04:33 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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“$180 sneakers endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James”

Too bad he doesn’t endorse working hard, staying in school, getting good grades, marriage before pregnancy etc..... that might actually help someone.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 5:05:31 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: dennisw

“One account says he shot the would be robber dead then got right back into line to get his LeBron basketball shoes.”

I am sure the others in line let him back in place. :)


17 posted on 06/24/2013 5:07:11 AM PDT by Paperpusher
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To: RoosterRedux

The Amish shoe store, where this sort of thing almost never happens.

18 posted on 06/24/2013 5:08:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration Uof Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: carriage_hill

Here’s Air Jordans costing $500+ each:

Anyone who wears a pair of these is asking to be mugged.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 5:08:58 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: V_TWIN
that might actually help someone

His endorsing the sneakers helps any number of people. First, it helps him. It helps the company that makes the sneakers and their stockholders. It helps the stores that sell them, and in this case it helped ammunition sales.

20 posted on 06/24/2013 5:10:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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