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Police: Hawarden, Iowa, man shoots at vacuum sales crew
Sioux City Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Molly Montag

Posted on 09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT by kevcol

HAWARDEN, Iowa | Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt.

Samuel Harrison, 50, was charged with felony going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor assault and operating while intoxicated - second offense.

Harrison shot at the Omaha-area sales crew in the 4800 block of Buchanan Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

No one on the crew was hit.

"For whatever reason, Mr. Harrison became upset about them in the area and he fired off several rounds out of his shotgun," said Sioux County sheriff Capt. Jamison Van Voorst. "Not sure what set him off."

Police did not know what company the crew sold for.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: banglist; kirby; salesmen; siouxcity; vacuum
Police did not know what company the crew sold for.



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1 posted on 09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
If they were selling Kirby's then I can understand. I don't approve...but I understand.
2 posted on 09/10/2013 8:30:50 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: kevcol

Heck, we don ben doin that with rocksalt up here in the mountains since vakums wuz invented-
They don come round here no danged more`n s`neither!


3 posted on 09/10/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: MeganC

He was having a Second Hand Lions moment.


4 posted on 09/10/2013 8:33:14 AM PDT by glock rocks (No comment.)
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To: MeganC

He was just taking Biden’s advice....

Fire two blasts!


5 posted on 09/10/2013 8:33:54 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: kevcol

This is not good, yet at the same time I understand.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 8:35:31 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: MeganC

Yup. Same here. I used to be annoyed by visits from such “crews” myself. Haven’t been bothered by them since I started responding to strangers on my front porch, while wearing a magnum revolver on my hip.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 8:38:10 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: kevcol

ok FReepers...

6 posts and nobody has said:

“Well that sucks!”


8 posted on 09/10/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: bunkerhill7
"up here in the mountains"

Back in the 60s I was a door to door bible salesman working in eastern Tenn.

The biggest fear was walking up on a home that was operating a still.

9 posted on 09/10/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: kevcol
Yep, unscrupulous peddlers. Nothing but a bunch of lying thieves. I had the misfortune of falling in with a group of these scam artists after being lied to, and saw how they operated from the inside for a day (before making my escape).

All I can say is that I hope this guy gets off lightly since I have no doubt that he was justified in his actions.

10 posted on 09/10/2013 8:41:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kevcol

All door to door sales people should be shot on sight!


11 posted on 09/10/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: kevcol
Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt.

No, but two vacuum cleaner salesmen were killed.

12 posted on 09/10/2013 8:45:15 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt.
No, but two vacuum cleaner salesmen were killed.”

Due to the expected number of mourners, funeral services will be held in the telephone booth on the corner where both salesmen passed on to the Great Commission Check In The Sky.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: kevcol

I really can’t imagine a jury would convict him.


14 posted on 09/10/2013 9:01:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: kevcol

Interesting. I haven’t seen a door to door peddler since I was a kid in the fifties here in Southern California. I thought they were part of history.

All I’ve seen along door to door lines is groups of Jehovah’s Witness with their Watch Tower paraphernalia, and the Mormon’s on their bicycles.


15 posted on 09/10/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Yep they`uns coulda mistraken you`n fer
one of them thar danged varmite revenooers
and filled your behind with rocksalt-
Yep!


16 posted on 09/10/2013 9:03:25 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: kevcol

Sounds like it was just a little dust-up.


17 posted on 09/10/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: kevcol

That sucked.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ben Ficklin

Did you keep an eye out for the black mold on trees that is often found near stills?


19 posted on 09/10/2013 9:05:16 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: kevcol

I’ve got to say, I’ve been tempted a few times.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: posterchild

Deep running water is also a tip-off.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 9:18:29 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: kevcol
We'll mark Mr. Harrison down as ‘not interested’.
22 posted on 09/10/2013 9:25:06 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: kevcol

Incoming canisters!


23 posted on 09/10/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: MeganC
I don't approve...but I understand.

LOL. Had an unpleasant visit with one after my wife decided she might want a Kirby. I was probably far too patient with him, and was tempted to get real nasty at times, but at least no salesmen or Kirbys were hurt.

24 posted on 09/10/2013 9:59:34 AM PDT by ken in texas (Obama schedule- Nice weather: golf, else play spades with Reggie)
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To: MeganC
If they were selling Kirby's then I can understand. I don't approve...but I understand.

I was going to post those exact words. LOL.

25 posted on 09/10/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: rockinqsranch

Thats because the only thing worse than a door to door salesman is the Liberals that answer the doors.


26 posted on 09/10/2013 10:42:20 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: kevcol

salesmen travel in 3’s now??


27 posted on 09/10/2013 10:43:43 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

And now the question is 3 in a row or 3 at the same time.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 12:57:28 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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