Skip to comments.Auto dealer owner shoots teen who tries to steal car, deputies say
Posted on 05/29/2014 4:49:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Detectives say Jonas Charles ambushed teens who returned to lot after stealing keys....
Instead of waiting for authorities to arrive, Charles took the law into his own hands and ignored the 15-year-old's plea not to shoot him, detectives said.
Charles then chased the wounded teen, yelling at him and firing another shot while on the phone with a BSO dispatcher, detectives said.
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He’s deservedly going to the hooskow
What are friends for? If they're not ready to take the fall for attempted murder, what good are they? What a blockhead.
He should have blamed the previous dealership administration.
Works for Bammy.
in another era, the owner of property would be given a medal for protecting it from vermin.
This guy is way off the deep end. He and the teen burglars all need to be prosecuted for their misdeeds.
Clear cut case where shooting the perp was the WRONG thing to do. Belongs in jail.
The responsibility of arming one's self for self defense and defense of property includes having sound judgement and knowing when NOT to shoot.
The kids were punks for being thieves.
But chasing one that was wounded, unarmed, and shooting him (I assume)in the back? What a d*ck move on his part.
I notice the Auto Dealer didn’t shoot any dogs in apprehending the thieves, so there is that.
too many jailhouse lawyers here at FR...they came with stolen keys to steal cars in his lot, they deserved what they got....and more
Comments such as yours are the reason why the Second Amendment is constantly under attack. Keep it up if you wish to continue subverting our rights.
I am a real lawyer.
You can’t shoot someone for stealing a car
“Clear cut case where shooting the perp was the WRONG thing to do. Belongs in jail.
The responsibility of arming one’s self for self defense and defense of property includes having sound judgement and knowing when NOT to shoot.”
I initially misread your comment and was about to state that the pursuit, and shooting at the wounded teen would certainly damn the shooter, then I caught myself. Agreed. This guy was screwed the second he fired on someone w/o his life being in danger. A decade ago, in another life, I had to review a Michigan Appeals case in which a man defended his life (expending all ammunition in the process), then proceeded to reload his firearm and give chase. The acts of reloading and pursuit is what legally damned him, as they showed rational thought and premeditation for what followed.
And therein lies the problem.
He didn’t lie. The circumstances changed. #obama
Question here for a REAL lawyer(s) ...
You as a credit card holder call the credit card company to dispute a charge. As you sit waiting for a live person to answer you hear a recording say, this call may or is being taped ... You are not asked if that is ok as it is a recording. 15 minutes later in the conversation you tell the CC rep that you too are taping the call, since they are taping it. The rep says you can’t and you do not have their permission to tape it — rep will not give you their name and hangs up.
Since when has this become a one-way world? A company has a right that you do not?
My take is the minute you are advised by the party you are calling that they are taping, you are in-turn granted that right to tape it yourself. PERIOD.
A lawyers take would be nice here. I am in Florida.
On the flip side, there are also too many "thumbs down and die because you pissed me off" types here too. When theft becomes a death-penalty crime, we will know we have lost all and will never regain Freedom as the Founders set it up for us. Life is precious. Carrying a weapon for protection entails responsibilities to not get stupid and kill without need. When cops do it, we get pissed. When car dealers do it, we make excuses. No wonder so many here think the Constitution is being subverted by the Left, but also manage to find their own pet "noble cause clauses" when it suits.
” took the law into his own hands “
What do the “authorities” think will happen when they eschew their proper role of protecting the lives and property of the law-abiding?
(and instead look on them as “them” and as a group to be milked of every last cent possible)
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