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Store robber runs into one tough customer
kansascity.com ^ | Feb. 02, 2006 | CHRISTINE VENDEL

Posted on 02/02/2006 2:10:50 PM PST by bad company

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Posted on Thu, Feb. 02, 2006

Patron, 17, who “thought it was his duty” beats, subdues man Store robber runs into one tough customer

By CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star

“Open the register before someone gets hurt!” shouted the robber, who at the time probably wasn’t including himself in the list of possible someones.

But it was the robber who got clobbered Tuesday night at a Kansas City discount store.

A teenage customer who “thought it was his duty” attacked the thief, disarmed him and beat him when he refused to surrender.

The 6-foot-1-inch boy said he was not afraid of the 5-foot-5-inch robber, whom the boy outweighed by 95 pounds.

“Not at all,” Tyler Williams, 17, said Wednesday as he recounted the incident, which also was detailed in a police report.

He had driven to a Dollar General Store at 7009 Bannister Road, about 1½ miles from his house, to buy candy for a cousin. It was 7:40 p.m. He left his mother, Darinda Williams, in the car.

Williams selected a bouquet of Charms Blow Pops and walked to the counter. He noticed a hooded man with his hand in his pocket. The man announced a robbery. Williams tried to leave.

“If you go out, they get shot,” the robber said, referring to two cashiers and two customers, all women.

A cashier provided money from one register, but a second register was empty. The robber ordered everyone to the store’s rear so he could steal from the safe. When the robber entered a back room with one cashier, Williams told the customers and the other cashier to leave.

When the robber reappeared, Williams punched him in the face, then threw more punches. The robber smacked him in the head with a tire iron.

“My adrenaline was running so high, I didn’t feel it at the moment,” Williams said.

He wrestled the robber to the floor, pressed his knee into his abdomen and ripped free the tire iron. The robber kept fighting, so Williams hit him with the tire iron. The robber clawed at Williams, bit his hand, grabbed his shirt and tried to pull him to the floor.

“I tried to choke him out a little bit so he would slow down,” Williams said.

Meanwhile, Williams’ mother, who saw the robbery’s beginnings from the car, drove to a nearby drugstore and asked someone to call 911. Having seen the robber escort everyone toward the rear, she feared what was happening.

“I was terrified,” she said. “I didn’t know if he had a gun.”

Officers found Williams holding a tire iron and standing over a bloody man on the floor. When the officers mistakenly handcuffed Williams, the injured man jumped up and ran. Officers chased him two blocks and arrested him.

The 48-year-old man needed eight staples to close head wounds.

The officers apologized to Williams, who also went to a hospital, where doctors checked a bump on his head, scratch marks to his chest, and bite marks to his right hand. They treated him with antibiotics.

Williams, who, his parents said, earns As and Bs as a high school junior, did not regret getting involved.

“Yes, I would do it again,” he said. “I’m the type of person who’s going to stick up for anybody.”

His mother, however, does not want a repeat performance.

“It’s too dangerous,” she said. But she added, “I’m proud of Tyler, and I’m glad he’s OK.”

Jackson County prosecutors charged Robert G. Shinault of Kansas City with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of armed criminal action Wednesday for the Bannister Road holdup and one earlier Tuesday at another Dollar General.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To reach Christine Vendel, call (816) 234-4438 or send e-mail to cvendel@kcstar.com.

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1 posted on 02/02/2006 2:10:52 PM PST by bad company
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To: bad company

Cool


2 posted on 02/02/2006 2:12:23 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: bad company

Atta boy!


3 posted on 02/02/2006 2:13:08 PM PST by Millee (I've got FRiends in low places..)
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To: bad company

A round of applause to mom for raising such a great young man and to Tyler for doing the honorable thing.....just glad he didn't get hurt and I hope he never is put in that position again


4 posted on 02/02/2006 2:14:24 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: bad company

A brave young man and a fine American.


5 posted on 02/02/2006 2:14:45 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: Kimmers
I hope he never is put in that position again

I hope the cops gave him a job application.

6 posted on 02/02/2006 2:16:08 PM PST by bad company (A foolproof plan fails to take in to account the Ingenuity of fools.)
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To: bad company
Once he had control of the tire iron he should have really tuned the guy up.
7 posted on 02/02/2006 2:16:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: bad company

"I hope the cops gave him a job application."

Agreed, he would also do well in the USMC


8 posted on 02/02/2006 2:18:27 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This guy is an idiot! The "robber" he beat to a pulp was Jack Bauer. Now the terrorists have gotten away!


9 posted on 02/02/2006 2:19:23 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: bad company

the Chief of Police probably gave the standard lecture about how you should comply and surrender


10 posted on 02/02/2006 2:19:41 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: bad company
When the officers mistakenly handcuffed Williams, the injured man jumped up and ran. Officers chased him two blocks and arrested him.

Two blocks? The LEO were way too focused on the big kid.

11 posted on 02/02/2006 2:24:08 PM PST by NautiNurse
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To: bad company; Eaker; Squantos; wardaddy
"Officers found Williams holding a tire iron and standing over a bloody man on the floor."

My kind of guy.

12 posted on 02/02/2006 2:26:13 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: bad company

Good work, Tyler! Words are not sufficient to express the praise and honor due to you!


13 posted on 02/02/2006 2:27:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP)
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To: bad company
"The 48-year-old man needed eight staples to close head wounds. "

LOL, gotta love this.
14 posted on 02/02/2006 2:29:40 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: bad company
Getting your ass kicked while robbing a Dollar Store is adding injury to insult.

Good job Tyler

15 posted on 02/02/2006 2:31:52 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Go Seahawks!)
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To: bad company

Ah, to be 17 again...


16 posted on 02/02/2006 2:32:25 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: bad company
“If you go out, they get shot,”

If you were a robber, could you imagine having any luck using this line against your typical gangbanger? It'd never work, not in a million years. And against the average 17-year-old kid, it'd probably fail at least, what, I don't know, 20% of the time? This kid must stick out like a sore thumb. He must have 'GOOD KID' written all over him, lol.

17 posted on 02/02/2006 2:34:17 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: NautiNurse
The LEO were way too focused on the big kid.

Or got conflicting info from dispatchers. It happens a lot during hot in-progress calls. Better to just cuff up everyone when in doubt and dust off the good guys with an apology

18 posted on 02/02/2006 2:38:49 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Go Seahawks!)
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To: iPod Shuffle; TheMom
This guy is an idiot! The "robber" he beat to a pulp was Jack Bauer. Now the terrorists have gotten away!

LOL!!!!

19 posted on 02/02/2006 2:40:07 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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To: bad company
Bump.

Charms Blow Pops are a Toosie Roll product. This story is on the way to them. Maybe they'll send the kid a pallet of the stuff.

20 posted on 02/02/2006 2:40:57 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Quoting Hillary Clinton: "You know, you know, you know, you know.....")
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To: bad company

Yup, Mama has good reason to be proud of her son. He did good.


21 posted on 02/02/2006 3:40:42 PM PST by speekinout
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To: bad company

if he takes a job as a cop, he will only be interested in stealing drugs and money and shooting anyone's dogs that dare to bark at him.

He will grow into a much more honorable person if he chooses to gather shopping carts at the super wal-mart.


22 posted on 02/02/2006 3:47:16 PM PST by cajun-jack
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To: bad company

Tyler Williams, 17 -- All American Hero.


23 posted on 02/02/2006 3:52:18 PM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-forsaken frozen tundra of the Hildebeast.)
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To: cajun-jack

Is that the occupation you aspire to?


24 posted on 02/02/2006 3:54:21 PM PST by kachina
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To: bad company
Williams, who, his parents said, earns As and Bs as a high school junior, did not regret getting involved.

I give him an A+ in Civics. What a heartwarming story!

25 posted on 02/02/2006 3:55:11 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: kachina
Is that the occupation you aspire to? Now that's funny! :) Good job Tyler, there may be hope for the next generation yet!
26 posted on 02/02/2006 4:04:37 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Here we go Steelers, here we go!!! One for the thumb!!!)
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To: bad company
This moron must be one of the criminals that get their tips from CSI. Who would plan a robbery of a Dollar store? - genius. Kudos to the kid.
27 posted on 02/02/2006 4:09:23 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: angelsonmyside

He actually only need 5 but the doctor was pissed off.


28 posted on 02/02/2006 4:14:39 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (John 6: 31-69)
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To: Travis McGee

Amen


29 posted on 02/02/2006 4:55:31 PM PST by wardaddy (Southern American)
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To: bad company

Maybe next time the article could just include the young man's address and phone number so the robber's posse can have a little revenge.


30 posted on 02/02/2006 4:58:51 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Kimmers
i>A round of applause to mom for raising such a great young man and to Tyler for doing the honorable thing.....just glad he didn't get hurt and I hope he never is put in that position again

Or if he is, that he's armed. Missouri now has "shall issue" CHL, but the legislature in it's infinite lack of wisdom decided that *all* guys and gals who are under 23 (at which point someone could have been serving their country in the armed forces for about 5 years) aren't important enough to have the ability to defend themselves, using the single most effective tool for the job

If this guy is going to college, I hope he goes ROTC, (which of course would also help him pay for it), and if he doesn't I hope he joins the military. We need fighters like him. With A's and B's he could easily get that ROTC scholarship, or become a warrant officer.

31 posted on 02/02/2006 5:00:32 PM PST by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the Reset Button of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Horatio Gates

(Getting your ass kicked while robbing a Dollar Store)

PRICELESS!


32 posted on 02/02/2006 5:08:31 PM PST by winner3000
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To: winner3000

LOL!


33 posted on 02/02/2006 5:15:37 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Go Seahawks!)
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To: bad company

Nice work by the young man. Need more like him.


34 posted on 02/02/2006 5:21:25 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21

Cool story and good work by the young man, a true Sheepdog!

Semper Fi


35 posted on 02/02/2006 5:28:15 PM PST by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: bad company

Never bring a tire iron to a fist fight.


36 posted on 02/02/2006 5:51:36 PM PST by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: Travis McGee
Williams.... noticed a hooded man with his hand in his pocket. The man announced a robbery. Williams tried to leave

Stay Safe !

37 posted on 02/02/2006 6:00:40 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Travis McGee

He sounds like my dad!


38 posted on 02/02/2006 6:36:37 PM PST by planekT (<- http://www.wadejacoby.com/pedro/ ->)
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To: Squantos

"Your honor, I tried to leave. I really did. I'm a peaceful man. But, he gave me no choice, so don't blame me for breaking his skull and facial bones in 42 places."


39 posted on 02/02/2006 6:37:03 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: planekT

bttt


40 posted on 02/02/2006 6:37:26 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Horatio Gates; Millee; bad company
This is another smart guy:

Dumb robber

41 posted on 02/02/2006 6:52:19 PM PST by phantomworker (The environment you fashion out of your thoughts and your beliefs, is the environment you live in.)
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To: Horatio Gates; Millee; bad company
Some guys are really dumb: Bad News
42 posted on 02/02/2006 7:00:19 PM PST by phantomworker (The environment you fashion out of your thoughts and your beliefs, is the environment you live in.)
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To: phantomworker

That is hillarious!!


43 posted on 02/02/2006 7:03:26 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: bad company
Way to go, kid!

_______________________

Here's another good story. Use "bugmenot" for the name and password.

http://www.ardmoreite.com/stories/121003/loc_carjacking.shtml

The man who tears quarters with his bare hands. O_O

44 posted on 02/02/2006 9:03:37 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: phantomworker

Those were a hoot!


45 posted on 02/02/2006 9:09:17 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Go Seahawks!)
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To: phantomworker

Cool videos!!! ThankS!


46 posted on 02/03/2006 7:31:09 PM PST by celestine phophesy
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To: celestine phophesy

You're welcome, there are some really dumb criminals. Thank God!


47 posted on 02/03/2006 7:33:27 PM PST by phantomworker (The environment you fashion out of your thoughts and your beliefs, is the environment you live in.)
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To: bad company; dd5339

I saw the news report on this. That "kid" is a tank! To be messed with only with great care!
I also saw pictures of the perp.
Got good and wupped, he was a mess.
(my heart bleeds... not!!)


48 posted on 02/04/2006 4:31:13 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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