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3 accused of attacking man [and then a law abiding armed citizen saved him]
mlive.com ^ | February 14, 2008

Posted on 02/18/2008 5:48:43 AM PST by grundle

Pittsfield Township police arrested three people accused of attacking a man in traffic after he earlier tried to intervene in a dispute.

The victim was outside Falsetta's Market at 2200 Pittsfield Blvd. at about 4 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a man loudly arguing with a woman and trying to push her into a van, said Detective Lt. Steve Heller.

The victim said he asked if everything was OK and told the woman she didn't have to get into the vehicle. He said the man told him to mind his own business, and they left in the van.

The victim went into a nearby store and called police before he left.

While stopped at a red light at Carpenter and Packard roads a few minutes later, the victim said the driver of the van confronted him and began yelling. He said he exited his vehicle and was punched in the face and knocked to the ground, Heller said.

Two women, including the woman he tried to help, got out of the van and began hitting and stomping the victim while he was on the ground, Heller said.

A passing motorist stopped his car, pulled a gun and demanded the trio stop beating the man, Heller said.

Police responded to several calls reporting a man holding people at gunpoint. Officers determined the man with a gun had a legitimate concealed weapons permit and was trying to help, Heller said.

Officers arrested an 18-year-old Ann Arbor man and two 19-year-old women. They were released pending charges.

The victim was not seriously injured.


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KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; gunrights; miarmedcitizen; secondamendment; selfdefense
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1 posted on 02/18/2008 5:48:47 AM PST by grundle
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ping!


2 posted on 02/18/2008 5:53:28 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: grundle
Good grief! Somebody was brandishing one of those eeeeeevil guns around! /sarc

Thank goodness there are still a few Good Samaritans in this world.

3 posted on 02/18/2008 5:57:24 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: grundle

‘Police responded to several calls reporting a man holding people at gunpoint. Officers determined the man with a gun had a legitimate concealed weapons permit and was trying to help, Heller said”

Good story and positive outcome. My only issue is its spreading the thought that we have to have a permit to have a firearm.

Unless it was concealed on his person he doesn’t need a permit. In Florida its perfectly legally to have a firearm in your glove box or other place not immediately accessible.


4 posted on 02/18/2008 5:59:20 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: basil

He shouldn’t have brandished the gun. The perps could have taken it from him and killed everybody!/s


5 posted on 02/18/2008 6:02:48 AM PST by umgud
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To: grundle
Police responded to several calls reporting a man holding people at gunpoint. Officers determined the man with a gun had a legitimate concealed weapons permit and was trying to help saved a man's life through the proper use of his gun.

There. Fixed it.

6 posted on 02/18/2008 6:09:46 AM PST by RonF
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To: driftdiver

I think this happened in Michigan.


7 posted on 02/18/2008 6:16:40 AM PST by KDD (Freedom begins between the ears. -- Edward Abbey)
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To: grundle

No good deed ever goes unpunished.


8 posted on 02/18/2008 6:48:21 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: grundle

I am pro-2nd amendment and applaud his courage and altruism. It’s a good thing, though, that the cops did not shoot first and ask questions later when responding to a report of a man holding people at gunpoint. You never know.


9 posted on 02/18/2008 6:50:55 AM PST by informavoracious (B. O. stinks)
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To: grundle

I would also like to applaud the victim in this incident. He saw what looked like a kidnapping or possible abuse and tried to stop it. Too bad it looks like the woman he was trying to help was an idiot.


10 posted on 02/18/2008 6:53:17 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
...the woman he was trying to help was an idiot.

For some people getting beaten up and kidnapped apparently is foreplay. She must have enjoyed it and wanted to share with others.

11 posted on 02/18/2008 7:06:46 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul

It sounds like a pimp and his ho’s.

I hope someone posts the booking pics.


12 posted on 02/18/2008 7:08:32 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
I hope someone posts the booking pics.

Don't know if they were "booked." Article says they were arrested and released.

13 posted on 02/18/2008 7:11:02 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: umgud

“He shouldn’t have brandished the gun. The perps could have taken it from him and killed everybody!/s”

All too true. But what I want to know is, were those bullets numbered and registered? /s


14 posted on 02/18/2008 7:19:39 AM PST by Clioman
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To: AppyPappy

No loud shots fired, nothing to worry about here. I don’t usually get too excited until I see those orange flashes from a gun pointed in my direction.


15 posted on 02/18/2008 7:46:22 AM PST by Eska ( the re)
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To: grundle
Two women, including the woman he tried to help, got out of the van and began hitting and stomping the victim while he was on the ground, Heller said.

Reminds me of the time I intervened in a drunken domestic dispute. The guy was slapping his girlfriend around, and had bloodied her nose. When I tried to get him to back off, they both jumped on me.

16 posted on 02/18/2008 7:50:29 AM PST by scan59 (Let consumers dictate market policies. Government just gets in the way.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I would also like to applaud the victim in this incident. He saw what looked like a kidnapping or possible abuse and tried to stop it. Too bad it looks like the woman he was trying to help was an idiot.

Yes. I agree.

17 posted on 02/18/2008 8:39:53 AM PST by grundle
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18 posted on 02/18/2008 9:57:49 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (ConcealedCampus.com)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The gun stopped the beating!
19 posted on 02/18/2008 10:04:40 AM PST by vox_freedom
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“...a legitimate concealed handgun permit...”

As opposed to an illegal or illegitimate one???

This almost skirts the edge of the dreaded “CCW Badge” discussion...Right???

I guess I am just never happy one way or another the way these stories are put onto paper these days...

;-)


20 posted on 02/18/2008 10:36:53 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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