Skip to comments.Police: Citizen shoots man attempting to hijack Metro bus after multiple wrecks
Posted on 04/22/2010 5:09:47 AM PDT by marktwain
HOUSTON A wild crime spree ended in gunfire Tuesday when a citizen shot a suspect who was trying to hijack a Metro bus, Houston police said.
According to HPD, it all began at about 5:30 p.m. when Henry Hankston III, 37, carjacked a person who was visiting friends at a residence in the 5200 block of Fair Green in southeast Houston.
"Suspect had approached them, appeared to be under the influence of some kind of drugs, apparently came up and started assaulting the person and took his vehicle from him," said Sgt. Robert Torres, with HPDs Homicide Division.
He said Hankston did not have a weapon, but used objects that he had picked up on the street.
"We were told that he was possibly on PCP, or his behavior was consistent with that of somebody who was on PCPreally hyper and extremely strong," Torres said.
Hankston fled northbound on Martin Luther King. About a block away from the carjacking, he struck the first vehicle and continued driving, Torres said.
"When he got to the intersection, he hit three other vehicles until he got to the point where his vehicle was disabled, got out of that vehicle and ran up to a bus that was turning through the intersection," Torres said.
Torres said the suspect entered the bus and began assaulting the driver, in an apparent attempt to hijack the bus, until the driver of a car idling behind the bus noticed what was happening.
"This person is a licensed concealed handgun carrier. He got out of the vehicle [and] went to the bus to try to intervene in the assault that was taking place," he said. "He did pull the suspect away from the driver and engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect."
(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...
...and so the cycle of violence continues, as this CHL holder injects himself violently into a situation, rather than pursue the proven art of diplomacy and negotiation. Now a man, most likely a poor and abused man, given this country’s racist tea baggers, has wounds from a gun shooting...all because some yahoo felt it in his realm to be a vigilante.
(how’s my Garrison Keillor imitation? - and don’t laugh, this is EXACTLY how liberals think - they’re just having trouble figuring out a way to take our guns)
As the two men struggled .....
This could have turned out much differently.
I was under the impression car jacking was a federal crime. The article list the charges and I is omitted.
Henry Hankston III? Hank Hankston the Third?? WTH? That’s enough to drive anyone crazy.
you’re right. I figured it was someone about to get zotted out of FR. :)
Another citizen successfully intervenes. This will be all over CBS! (not)
50 years ago we would use our toy pistols and demand, "Stop or I'll shoot!"
We'd always shoot after they stopped, of course.
“youre right. I figured it was someone about to get zotted out of FR. :)”
...and it would have been well-deserved.
Why would car jacking be a federal crime?
Excellent! The marxist Garrison Keillor actually went to a socialist country (Sweden?) and COULDN'T STAND IT.
Came back with his commie intellect intact, though.
BTW, the libs, lawyers especially, earn big money in cases like this. Defense atty, rehab, special treatment, abuse counciling...
Oh wait! This is TEXAS! Maybe not.
Sounds like a hate crime. Oh No!
Another feral Black male?
How the citizen's car came be on fire is an interesting, but omitted part of the story.
Thought I read it more than once. As I said, just an impression.
After searching on the subject, I found that it is a federal crime with some very stiff penalties. Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992 (18 U.S.C.A. § 2119).
I agree its a serious crime, just dont understand how the feds would have jurisdiction.
Me either, however, since it is federal, I would think it would be like the feds getting involved in a bank robbery verses a gas station stick up.
"If it moves, we Federalize it." Senator Joe Biden.
No, it's a poorly written story.
The person that was sitting in the vehicle on fire was the perpetrator. The error in the story is referring to the vehicle as "his own car". It should have been "the car that he had previously stolen".
Thanks, what an amazingly sick person that guy is.
“You forgot to cue the scary pipe organ music, or at least a violin.”
I thought about that after I posted. To really get the effect, you have to say it like him, where you cut out a couple of vocal cords.