Skip to comments.FL:2 shot in attempted Pasco home invasion
Posted on 07/23/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT by marktwain
Investigators say the two men went into a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O'Lakes Boulevard in an attempted home invasion/robbery.
One of the visitors inside was armed, deputies say, and opened fire, hitting both men. They ran away and collapsed on the sidewalk.
(Excerpt) Read more at wfla.com ...
Neighbors told News Channel 8's Peter Bernard that the home has a reputation for drug activity.
Stupid as well, you get the same amount of time using a fake gun in a robbery as you do with a real gun.
Glad the visitor has the real McCoy.
More Floridians shooting children. When will it end?
Hmmm, wonder what was the nature of that vistors call???
“Pasco Sheriff’s deputies say two men carrying a fake gun ...”
It must have been terribly awkward for both of them to be carrying it. Did they take turns carrying it? Or was it a very large fake gun? Do journalists get any training in how to express themselves in writing?
I saw that too. If this is a black on black crime, then nothing to see here folks....MSM
Robbing homes is turning out to be a risky business. In my neighborhood, we have a lot retired military and law enforcement officers as well as a few active duty military. From what I know of my neighbors, I would say 100% of them has at least one if not several firearms. Maybe that word has leakied out, because despite being a modestly well to do neighborhood, nobody around here has experienced an attempted robbery in the 8 years I have lived here. By the way, we live in South Alabama where we have a “Stand Your Ground Law”. Guess that makes us an “Aparteid State”.
Depends in which part of Land O’Lakes they inhabited. LOL runs the gamut from rural farmland to suburban cookie-cutter housing complexes. This likely happened in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. A LOT of these areas are rife with pot growers.
Maybe it was a fake bazooka.
“Stupid as well, you get the same amount of time using a fake gun in a robbery as you do with a real gun.”
And you also have absolutely no means to “protect” yourself. Were the perps “Holder’s People?” Inquiring minds want to know. Definitely Forrest Gump types.
How do you fake bubble gum?
Shoot first and find out that it was only a fake gun later.
Agreed! If one cannot protect oneself, then one is not free.
I apologize if I made any inference to the contrary, but I agree.
I was illustrating the point that this appeared to be drug-related, as I live in the metro area where this happened. The hair stands up on the back of my neck when I read or hear stories like these from my home market. It settles my stomach a bit to hear that it was drug related, because that means I’m just a bit safer because I’m not part of that culture.
I agree that this was a clean shoot. I was justifying the event as drug-related to calm my own fears.
Cue the "sad trombone" sound effect of failure.
So: The way I am getting it now is that these two idiots figured on making a home invasion of a drug dealers home with a fake gun.
Youth is no excuse for anyone being that stupid.
Hope it wasn’t a White black guy killing one of Obama/Holder’s kids.
Pray for America to Wake Up
SO WHAT?? If someone enters a house illegally, we have every right to assume they're armed. What are the victims supposed to do? Ask the criminals to sit down so they can have a conversation about the weapons they brought with them, and have a duel?
In the legislative process, unscientific polls conducted by major local media outlets are often quoted as rationale to support or refute specific legislation. There is a current poll on the Denver Post asking:
“Do you think Florida and 21 other states with “stand your ground” self-defense laws should repeal those laws?”
Yes (REPEAL Stand Your Ground)
NO (DON’T REPEAL Stand Your Ground)
The poll can be found about 1/3 the way down on the main page on the right hand side sandwiched between several ads.
if they’d only not been at home.....
Safe until a SWAT team gets the address wrong on a no-knock warrant and busts your doors in.
You’re only “not a part of that culture” until “they” decide you are.
Were the people AMISH?
Bwahahahahaha! Sniveling liberal lemmings.
I didn’t read the entire article. Did they die?
No. In serious condition. However, it says the place is known as a drug location so looks like drug on drug. But that’s no reason to hold it against them. /s
Darwin Award candidate?
I don’t know.
That just means that any one of them could have been 0bama 35 years ago.
“Never bring a fake gun to a real gun gun fight.”
Pretty good shootin by the vics, being able to hit BOTH perps. Too bad the perps survived and are eating up hundreds of thousands in taxpayer bucks at public hospitals, not to mention hundreds of thousands of taxpayer bucks to house them afterwards in the state pen.
As I thought,most likely drug related.
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