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Customer, armed robbers engage in shootout
click2houston.com ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 11/27/2011 3:14:38 PM PST by smokingfrog

HOUSTON -

Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

The shootout happened at a Denny's restaurant in the 11000 block of the East Freeway around 5:50 a.m. Saturday.

Officials said two armed suspects wearing bandannas entered and attempted to rob the store. The sole customer in the restaurant, a licensed concealed handgun carrier, observed the suspects enter, pulled out his own gun, took cover and fired at the robbers.

Officials said the suspects returned fire and fled the restaurant. The customer followed the suspects, firing as he went. The suspects jumped into a white minivan and fled the scene.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry; houston

1 posted on 11/27/2011 3:14:39 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Officials said the suspects returned fire and fled the restaurant.

Needs to spend more time on the range.

2 posted on 11/27/2011 3:26:46 PM PST by elli1
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To: smokingfrog

The bad guys should be thanking their lucky stars there was only one customer. Imagine if about 10 ccw opened fire on them.


3 posted on 11/27/2011 3:29:53 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: smokingfrog
just be cool, honey bunny
4 posted on 11/27/2011 3:32:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: elli1

The CC holder was probably using a compact handgun, firing from cover at some distance, and unaccustomed to the adrenaline rush of this sort of situation. He may have mistakenly attempted a head shot. Or, perhaps the perps were wearing body armor.

But, yeah, we all need to spend more time at the range.

Anyway, not a bad outcome.


5 posted on 11/27/2011 3:38:44 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: NonValueAdded

Jules: Just hang in there, baby. You’re doing’ great. Ringo’s proud of you and so am I. It’s almost over. Tell her you’re proud of her.
Pumpkin: I’m proud of you, Honey Bunny.


6 posted on 11/27/2011 3:40:27 PM PST by tumblindice (Whole lotta stutterin' goin' on)
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To: smokingfrog

Now if we could just have a carry conceal firearms owner just happen to be at a convenience store when a flash mob and rob occurs.


7 posted on 11/27/2011 3:50:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: smokingfrog
Officials said a white minivan with what appeared to be bullet holes was found later in the 1400 block of Griffen. It had been reported stolen, police said.

I bet it was smelly in the van as well...

:-)

8 posted on 11/27/2011 3:54:51 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: bgill
[ The bad guys should be thanking their lucky stars there was only one customer. Imagine if about 10 ccw opened fire on them. ]

In Alaska things don't happen like that... Everyone (generally} is packin..

9 posted on 11/27/2011 4:46:29 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: smokingfrog
Sounds like a misuse of deadly force to me.

The purpose of using deadly force is generally to protect someone from death or serious injury. When the bad guys fled, the need to follow shooting all the way was not to prevent immediate death or injury of those within the restaurant.

The only things that might (and I use that word cautiously) be justified is to apprehend a fleeing felon or to if the person with the CCL felt that the crooks fleeing were a significant danger to others.

The guy with the CCL should take more training and be thankful he is still alive. He should also be thankful that he isn't in a location where the DA hates vigilantes more than he hates crooks, as if fairly common in some parts of the county.

Again, what the guy did was brave and probably appropriate up until the point he followed them outside.

10 posted on 11/27/2011 5:02:24 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: NonValueAdded

LMAO !


11 posted on 11/27/2011 5:09:57 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Robert357
When the bad guys fled, the need to follow shooting all the way was not to prevent immediate death or injury of those within the restaurant.

Gotta disagree. If you don't terrorize the punks and pursue them with prejudice, they will feel safe enough to try again, with more guns. They need to be killed whenever possible, to reduce the infestation and as a lesson to their friends.

12 posted on 11/27/2011 5:12:26 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: smokingfrog

Lots of range time. We’re talking 30 or 40 feet. A good shooter should have been able to put 2 or 3 chest shots into each of them from a concealed steady position. I doubt that a couple of punks robbing a Dennys would have had bullet proof vests on. Range time, range time, range time ....


13 posted on 11/27/2011 5:14:23 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: smokingfrog

PS Hollow points, hollow points ....


14 posted on 11/27/2011 5:15:41 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: smokingfrog
Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

Thank you, armed citizen, for giving these guys and others like them out there pause for reflection on the fragility of their lives when engaging in such behavior.
15 posted on 11/27/2011 5:19:57 PM PST by aruanan
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To: smokingfrog
Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

Thank you, armed citizen, for giving these guys and others like them out there pause for reflection on the fragility of their lives when engaging in such behavior.
16 posted on 11/27/2011 5:20:12 PM PST by aruanan
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To: smokingfrog
Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

Thank you, armed citizen, for giving these guys and others like them out there pause for reflection on the fragility of their lives when engaging in such behavior.
17 posted on 11/27/2011 5:20:12 PM PST by aruanan
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To: smokingfrog
Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

Thank you, armed citizen, for giving these guys and others like them out there pause for reflection on the fragility of their lives when engaging in such behavior.
18 posted on 11/27/2011 5:20:12 PM PST by aruanan
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To: smokingfrog
Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny's restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.

Thank you, armed citizen, for giving these guys and others like them out there pause for reflection on the fragility of their lives when engaging in such behavior.
19 posted on 11/27/2011 5:20:20 PM PST by aruanan
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To: NonValueAdded

20 posted on 11/27/2011 5:34:52 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 6SJ7

What’s Fonzie like?


21 posted on 11/27/2011 5:38:56 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: smokingfrog
Liberals are getting major grants to study why crime is going down - in spite of higher unemployment etc.

Yeah, taxpayers are being force to pay for the obvious - an "obvious' academics won't discover for years...

Here it is - this article's a hint. Citizens are fighting back. The "cost" of being a criminal has gone waaaaaaay up. It's no longer a question of sitting in a prison with a bunch of friends being fed four squares a day. Nope, now it's a question of 'will someone shoot back and kill..."

22 posted on 11/27/2011 5:39:12 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Robert357

First, robbery here at a late night diner. Robbers stole a guy’s wallet. Then shot him in the head. In danger for your life any time some thug pulls a gun.

Second, had he chased them outside and shot one in the back of the head while they were driving away, he very well may have been charged for a crime. If shooter were white and victim black, Jesse and Company would be matching. rev. Al on tv calling for “justice” and the white politicians would fold and DA would go for charges, exactly as happened in the Duke lynching.


23 posted on 11/27/2011 5:50:23 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Not here in Texas. Our Castle Doctrine leaves us a lot of leeway. These guys shot at him.
I can shoot someone breaking into my car, sans weapon, if I think they may be a danger to me. Criminals here are learning the hard way we’re fed up.


24 posted on 11/27/2011 6:50:18 PM PST by TStro
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To: aruanan

Quite a stutter you have there.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 1:35:32 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
Quite a stutter you have there.

Interesting. I noticed that someone yesterday about the same time had repeated posts. It must have been a software hiccup of some kind in the server. I never hit the post button more than once.
26 posted on 11/28/2011 3:26:34 AM PST by aruanan
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To: SamuraiScot
If you don't terrorize the punks and pursue them with prejudice, they will feel safe enough to try again, with more guns. They need to be killed whenever possible, to reduce the infestation and as a lesson to their friends.

If you really feel that way, then work to change the laws governing use of deadly force.

27 posted on 11/28/2011 12:32:34 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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