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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

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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To: All

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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To: RoosterRedux

“$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 Kent1957
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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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To: Kent1957
I am sure the others in line let him back in place.

It depends: did they have a "no cutting" rule.

21 posted on 06/24/2013 5:10:53 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: TruthShallSetYouFree

“I am sure the others in line let him back in place.
It depends: did they have a “no cutting” rule.”.

The shooter had a gun, who would not let him have his place back?


22 posted on 06/24/2013 5:30:38 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: RoosterRedux

Any photos or descriptions of the two individuals involved? “Little Five Points” isn’t an amish enclave. It’s a punk/”hispter” area (or it use to be). The regular “Five points” is 100% amish.


23 posted on 06/24/2013 5:30:52 AM PDT by lwd (This post was recorded by the N.S.A.)
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To: True Grit

Agreed, and NUTZ to pay that for any of them. But their EBT Cards have no problem with coughing-up our money.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 5:31:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“Sensible shoes...” LOL.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 5:33:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“people lined up outside Wish Clothing to buy new $180 sneakers endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James.”

Do they got the velcro?


26 posted on 06/24/2013 5:34:31 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“I’m walking on sunshine...woe, woe...”


27 posted on 06/24/2013 5:42:22 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ten bucks says that the gun used to shoot the robber was not properly acquired, and I bet it holds more than seven bullets. On the positive side is sounds like the guy had good aim - no mention to how many times the perp was shot.


28 posted on 06/24/2013 6:01:27 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

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

Do I see the new Eli Yoder high tops on the shelf right under the Samuel Hershberger straw hats right next to the Jonathan Byler mud boots? I would clean out Isaac Troyer’s barn and clean the mud off his buggy to own a pair of them!


29 posted on 06/24/2013 6:11:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Progov
“I am sure the others in line let him back in place. It depends: did they have a “no cutting” rule.”. The shooter had a gun, who would not let him have his place back?

Yeah, but the rest of them gots guns, too, and the shooter is already down one or two. I think they all wanted to live to wear their new "prescription" shoes the doctor ordered and we bought for them.

30 posted on 06/24/2013 6:14:47 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
I would clean out Isaac Troyer’s barn and clean the mud off his buggy to own a pair of them!

Thou shalt not covet...shame on you.

31 posted on 06/24/2013 6:22:22 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: from occupied ga

Although I was speaking more in terms of morals and character I do agree with the “helped ammunition sales” part.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 6:29:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

Do not disturb the bros when they are lined up to buy sneaks. :-)


33 posted on 06/24/2013 6:46:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Progov
The shooter had a gun, who would not let him have his place back?

A punk feeling lucky?

The shooter:"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

34 posted on 06/24/2013 8:09:39 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Very interesting given that the Zimmerman trial has just started in Florida..


35 posted on 06/24/2013 10:26:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: RoosterRedux

The Atlanta police are being *very* slow in identifying the decedent. I don’t see any reason why. The crowd was black, the man who defended them and shot the robber was black. Is it because the robber was black as well?

Maybe the PD doesn’t want to give black people the idea that it’s okay to defend themselves with guns.


36 posted on 06/24/2013 10:52:49 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: from occupied ga

The shooter stimulated ammunition sales so this helps the economy


37 posted on 06/24/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The Atlanta police are being *very* slow in identifying the decedent. I don’t see any reason why. The crowd was black, the man who defended them and shot the robber was black. Is it because the robber was black as well?

How about they don't want to expose the shooter to revenge by the perp's associates?

38 posted on 06/24/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Decedent = dead guy. They are not identifying the dead guy.

It makes sense not to identify the armed defender. But they have had the dead guy on ice for a while. So why no ID on the dead guy?


39 posted on 06/24/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: ken5050

It was a black on black incident I’m sure. Moreland AVe is not a place Whitey wants to show his face.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 3:16:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: V_TWIN

Hope he isn’t white and the robber black or we’ll have another Zimmerman farce trial.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 3:27:44 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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