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Waffle House Armed Robber Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime When Customer Decides to Fight Back
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | july 30, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 07/30/2013 3:00:15 PM PDT by lowbridge

An Atlanta crook picked the wrong Waffle House to target early Monday morning. That’s because when the bandana and hoodie-wearing bandit walked into the restaurant and pointed a gun at patrons, one of them reached for his gun and fired back.

Police say the suspect entered the Waffle House in south Fulton County just before 2 am, brandishing a pistol and demanding money.

“Nobody move and open the cash register,” the suspect, 20-year-old Ashton Macafee, allegedly said according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC).

What he didn’t know was that seated together at a booth were off-duty Atlanta police officer Jonathan Sutton and his friend, off-duty security guard Evans Chad Pollard.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; atlanta; banglist; georgia; secondamendment; wafflehouse
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Full title: Waffle House Armed Robber Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime When Customer Decides to Fight Back With a Gun
1 posted on 07/30/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Well, at least the hoodie wearing perp didn’t say “This is for Trayvon”


2 posted on 07/30/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: lowbridge

” “Nobody move and open the cash register,” the suspect, 20-year-old Ashton Macafee, allegedly said ..”

If nobody can move, how do you open the cash register?


3 posted on 07/30/2013 3:04:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: lowbridge
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"Stand Your Ground " ... Eh ???


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4 posted on 07/30/2013 3:05:05 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: lowbridge

Just shows, if you’re trained,.....you won’t waffle.....


5 posted on 07/30/2013 3:06:10 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: lowbridge

Life imitates art... this sounds like the diner scene from “Pulp Fiction.”


6 posted on 07/30/2013 3:08:09 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: lowbridge
True heroes!

If my honest citizens were carrying, maybe these bums would stay home and watch TV or try and get a job instead of sinking to the bottom of the cesspool like this less than worthless thug who risked everyone’s life to get $54.11 from a Waffle House.

7 posted on 07/30/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: lowbridge

Brave man...did the right thing.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 3:08:56 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: lowbridge

Off-duty security guard: “I just did what I had to do.”

Bruce Willis: “That’s why you’re ‘that guy.’”


9 posted on 07/30/2013 3:09:49 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: lowbridge

I’d bet he looks like Obama’s son.


10 posted on 07/30/2013 3:10:04 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: lowbridge

“So far, there are no reports Pollard will face any charges for defending against the attack.”

Gawd...they should be commended. If the perp dies, a medal.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT by mad puppy (E PLURIBUS UNUM)
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To: lowbridge

Atlanta is NOT Chicago!


12 posted on 07/30/2013 3:11:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: lowbridge

The ones doing the shooting were black, so the AJC couldn’t find anyone to criticize. Had white skin pulled the trigger this would be a totally different story.

The AJC is a worthless excuse for a daily paper.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Pearls Before Swine

14 posted on 07/30/2013 3:13:17 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

Come on Yolanda what’s Fonzie like?


15 posted on 07/30/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge
when the bandana and hoodie-wearing bandit...

... the suspect entered the Waffle House in south Fulton County...

Hoodie-wearing? Not surprised... that must have been in Sabrina Fulton County!

16 posted on 07/30/2013 3:15:06 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: lowbridge

Now let’s not all rush to judgement. We need to know if the thug was carrying Skittles before we can reach any conclusions.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: freedomlover

Would be even better if the black customer said “This one’s for George Zimmerman!”


18 posted on 07/30/2013 3:17:09 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: freedomlover

You beat me to it.
I’m sure a white guy would have been branded trigger happy by the media.
With the accompanying parental interview “Ashton was a good boy, tryin’ to turn his life around”


19 posted on 07/30/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: lowbridge

I just wanna eat my waffle!!! \obama


20 posted on 07/30/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: stormer

“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger...”

From the days before Samuel L. Jackson became a racist mouthpiece and did mail it in movie roles.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 3:19:50 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: lowbridge

My father used to me about two “stupid crooks” who tried to rob a local bar and grille. Turns out it was the after hours cop hang out. The story is that one had a shotgun the other a pistol. The burst in and told everyone to freeze. For a moment, nobody moved. Then EVERYONE pulled and presented. The crooks just did a dumb look and put their guns on the floor.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 3:23:02 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: lowbridge

The article says no charges have been filed against the cop. That sounds like that part is still open and being looked into. That is garbage.

A robber comes in and points a gun at them and an off duty cop shoots him. What is to investigate? It’s too bad he didn’t kill the robber. It says he shot the robber twice from five feet away. Why is the robber still alive? If I had two shots from five feet, he would be dead, two in the chest to make sure I hit the chest and the next one in the brain.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 3:23:50 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: lowbridge

Wow so a guy in a hoodie was planning to commit a crime. Gee that’s weird.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 3:24:01 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: onyx
****Atlanta is NOT Chicago!****

Yes but Clayton County is Clayton County.

25 posted on 07/30/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: All

Why couldn’t the security guard shoot the gun out of the robber’s hand?

Happens all the time on da TV!


26 posted on 07/30/2013 3:26:48 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: onyx

Atlanta is NOT Chicago!


There are parts of south Fulton that are close, brother. If you are white you just don’t go there. You just . . . don’t.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 3:28:55 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

OKay.


28 posted on 07/30/2013 3:29:31 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: freedomlover

OKay.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“Wow so a guy in a hoodie was planning to commit a crime.”

A tip off-—

Hot weather in Atlanta (even at night) and they’re wearing “hoodies”.

Wonder if they’ll put their “hoodies” over parkas, t-shirts and long-johns in winter to commit crime.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 3:30:44 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gale: All right, ya hayseeds, it’s a stick-up. Everybody freeze. Everybody down on the ground.

Feisty Hayseed: Well, which is it, young feller? You want I should freeze or get down on the ground? Mean to say, if’n I freeze, I can’t rightly drop. And if’n I drop, I’m a-gonna be in motion. You see...

Gale: Shut up!

Feisty Hayseed: Okay then.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Marcella

“So far, there are no reports Pollard will face any charges for defending against the attack.”

Pollard was the security guard who shot the robber; Sutton was the cop who couldn’t get to his gun. I wonder if he had an ankle holster?, or was pinned in the booth somehow? Doesn’t elaborate.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: lowbridge

2:00 AM at a Waffle House. What are the odds there is going to be a cop there? I say, pretty good.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 3:44:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: lowbridge

Good thing the shooter was Black or it would have been racist profiling.


34 posted on 07/30/2013 3:46:42 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: lowbridge

Couldn’t the shooter have simply remained in his car? No one would have been shot.

Now we have a young man with a promising career with a record and in the hospital as a final insult. Terrible waste.

Since the above is so much like what the AP will report as Gods honest truth news, here is my sarcasm OFF warning.

I hope the AP doen’t charge me with plagarism before the fact.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 3:46:59 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: freedomlover

Unless you are armed to the teeth.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 3:48:46 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: lowbridge; Slings and Arrows

A Waffle House would be around the bottom of the list of places I’d go to start trouble!


37 posted on 07/30/2013 3:58:27 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“I have a gub.”


38 posted on 07/30/2013 4:04:25 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: lowbridge

What would possess anyone to rob a Waffle House? I would imagine it’s a fav hangout of cops and concealed carry permit carriers.


39 posted on 07/30/2013 4:09:13 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: lowbridge

Trying to rob a Waffle House?

Is nothing sacred any more?


40 posted on 07/30/2013 4:09:57 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: KoRn

The perp was scattered, smothered, and covered!


41 posted on 07/30/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: KoRn

P.S. Somebody ought to start a Waffle House ping list.


42 posted on 07/30/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: taxcontrol

There are even worse bars to rob.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2851454/posts


43 posted on 07/30/2013 4:19:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Marcella

Ever had to shoot someone under the stress of them having the ability to shoot back?

I didn’t think so.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 4:31:21 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: lowbridge

Next time I’m in trouble I’m runnin’ to the closest Waffle House, and then orderin’ breakfast.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 4:36:01 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: lowbridge

Trayvon, that be you?


46 posted on 07/30/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Reminds me of the bank scene in Raising Arizona.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 4:44:11 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Here's the scene
48 posted on 07/30/2013 4:46:04 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: KoRn
Being as they're such popular wedding venues, you wouldn't want to piss off the waitresses...


49 posted on 07/30/2013 4:51:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: ErnBatavia

I think those waitresses are “Weiner Approved.”


50 posted on 07/30/2013 4:52:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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