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Police: Citizen shoots man attempting to hijack Metro bus after multiple wrecks
khou.com ^ | 20 April, 2010 | Stacy Morrow

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 HPD’s 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 PCP—really 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."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; hijack; tx

1 posted on 04/22/2010 5:09:48 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Hankston fled northbound on Martin Luther King.

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2 posted on 04/22/2010 5:14:50 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: marktwain

...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)


3 posted on 04/22/2010 5:17:24 AM PDT by BobL
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To: SIDENET

As the two men struggled .....

This could have turned out much differently.


4 posted on 04/22/2010 5:18:33 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: marktwain

I was under the impression car jacking was a federal crime. The article list the charges and I is omitted.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 5:20:42 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: marktwain

Henry Hankston III? Hank Hankston the Third?? WTH? That’s enough to drive anyone crazy.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 5:21:20 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: DocRock

I =it


7 posted on 04/22/2010 5:21:49 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: BobL

you’re right. I figured it was someone about to get zotted out of FR. :)


8 posted on 04/22/2010 5:23:53 AM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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To: DocRock

Another citizen successfully intervenes. This will be all over CBS! (not)


9 posted on 04/22/2010 5:24:09 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: ColdWater
This could have turned out much differently.

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.

10 posted on 04/22/2010 5:24:12 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: No_More_Harkin

“you’re right. I figured it was someone about to get zotted out of FR. :)”

...and it would have been well-deserved.


11 posted on 04/22/2010 5:35:03 AM PDT by BobL
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To: DocRock

Why would car jacking be a federal crime?


12 posted on 04/22/2010 5:47:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BobL
how’s my Garrison Keillor imitation? -

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.

13 posted on 04/22/2010 5:50:50 AM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: Huebolt

Sounds like a hate crime. Oh No!


14 posted on 04/22/2010 5:58:29 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SIDENET

Another feral Black male?


15 posted on 04/22/2010 6:09:34 AM PDT by blam
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To: marktwain
"He got up and went and sat in his own car which, by the way, was on fire, and waited there, shot, and he was still there when the police and paramedics got here," Torres said.

How the citizen's car came be on fire is an interesting, but omitted part of the story.

16 posted on 04/22/2010 6:42:52 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: driftdiver

Thought I read it more than once. As I said, just an impression.


17 posted on 04/22/2010 6:44:11 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: BobL
You forgot to cue the scary pipe organ music, or at least a violin.
18 posted on 04/22/2010 6:45:32 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: driftdiver

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).


19 posted on 04/22/2010 6:53:23 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: DocRock

I agree its a serious crime, just dont understand how the feds would have jurisdiction.


20 posted on 04/22/2010 7:00:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 7:08:32 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: driftdiver
I agree its a serious crime, just dont understand how the feds would have jurisdiction.

"If it moves, we Federalize it." Senator Joe Biden.

22 posted on 04/22/2010 7:12:45 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: CurlyDave
How the citizen's car came be on fire is an interesting, but omitted part of the story.

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".

23 posted on 04/22/2010 8:15:13 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Huebolt

“Excellent!”

Thanks, what an amazingly sick person that guy is.


24 posted on 04/22/2010 4:14:59 PM PDT by BobL
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To: IMR 4350

“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.


25 posted on 04/22/2010 4:16:45 PM PDT by BobL
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