Man shot saving his Auto


October 20, 2004, 10:06 PM
This guy heard someone breaking into his auto at midnight last night. He runs out with a ballbat and trys to stop this guy trying to drive his auto out of drive. Well this guy in the auto shoots him in the head through the drivers window then he jumps out and runs off.:rolleyes: Real smart people both making big mistakes. Guy trying to use a ballbat to stop the car thief. The car thief turning it into attemped murder. :confused: I think the lesson learned here is never start any attack unless your really well armed.:) Always keep in mind the other guy might be armed.:rolleyes:

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October 20, 2004, 10:58 PM

"Shot in the head" = "Attempted Murder"? Sounds strange.

R.H. Lee
October 20, 2004, 11:01 PM
"Shot in the head" = "Attempted Murder"? Musta been <9 mil.

Standing Wolf
October 20, 2004, 11:48 PM
...never start any attack unless your really well armed.

Yep. Never start a fight unless you're 147.832% sure you're going to win it.

October 21, 2004, 12:33 AM
Headshots are not the universal fight-stopper some people think they are. There's an awful lot of angled bone in the head.

Headless Thompson Gunner
October 21, 2004, 12:38 AM
Yep. Never start a fight unless you're 147.832% sure you're going to win it. Especially if it's only for your car.

Upon second thought, mebbe that sentiment isn't always true. There are some fights that are worth fighting even if you don't expect to win.

But for a car, though? Definitely not. Yer life's worth more than your car.

Col. Mustard
October 21, 2004, 12:47 AM
Never bring a baseball bat to a gunfight. :rolleyes:

October 21, 2004, 02:07 AM
There are some things worth dying for. Your car isnt one of them. Even the chance of death isnt enough to make me charge head long into a situation like that.

October 21, 2004, 02:10 AM
I'm insured, and I wish someone would steal my truck...Please.

I'll give a 4 hr. head start before calling cops.

October 21, 2004, 02:15 AM
When I read the thread title, I thought it was about an Auto-loader. Thought that was strange...

October 21, 2004, 02:54 AM
for a remotely activated self-destruct mechanism in one's automobile.


October 21, 2004, 08:21 AM
Do you have a source for this story?

October 21, 2004, 08:21 AM

I have a truck like that :) I often fantasize about putting a motorcycle in the back, heading west on the interstate 'till something breaks (my luck, I'll hit the Pacific), signing and taping the title to the window, and riding home.

Ok, to be on topic, who here thinks it's a bit stupid to carry a baseball bat to a car robbery? You can't swing through an A-pillar, at least not without a big glass bill later...

October 21, 2004, 08:55 AM
where this occured. Cuz if it happened in a place like DC, then the masses are prohibited from keeping a loaded weapon or assembled firearm in their home. Maybe the guy didn't have time to put his gun together or get it loaded!

S Roper
October 21, 2004, 10:12 AM
"'Shot in the head' = 'Attempted Murder'? Sounds strange."

In the Christian theory of self-defense as elaborated on by Augustine and Aquinas a blow to the head administered by a civilian is immoral as it indicates that the civilian intends the death of his attacker. In self-defense a civilian may risk the life of an attacker, but he may not intend for his attacker to die.

Edit: Forget the above. I misread the OP and thought someone was carjacking another with a baseball bat.

October 21, 2004, 10:45 AM
"'Shot in the head' = 'Attempted Murder'? Sounds strange."

Your honor, I was trying to shoot the gun out of his hand....Honest. They do it on TV all the time.

October 21, 2004, 11:52 AM
The report I first heard on TV News said he the victim was shot in the head. Today the local paper report is he was shot in the hip.:rolleyes:

October 21, 2004, 12:53 PM
This happened in Tulsa, OK. Victim heard car alarm going off. Took bat outside to see what was going on. Seen perp in the car and went after him. Perp shot victim and ran off. News first reported that the victim was shot in the head but later stated it was in the hip.

October 21, 2004, 03:29 PM
You do different things at different times in your life. Twenty years ago I confronted four (4) yes four, car thieves in the process of stealing my two (2) seater sportscar. I had a Ruger 10/22 with ten (10) rounds of standard velocity .22 solids. Put five (5) of those into the back of their fleeing Trans-Am. My assistant district attorney girl friend was not amused nor impressed with my heroism. I would not repeat that act again with a 12 gauge pump, even with her as back-up. But I am so much older and wiser now :D --Okay so much older.:mad: --Tom

October 21, 2004, 04:06 PM

An early Wednesday morning car theft ends with one person shot and the police searching for a suspect. It happened about 1 AM near 4th and Garnett.

Tulsa Police say the victim went outside his home to see why his car alarm was going off. That's when he saw someone attempting to steal his vehicle. He tried to stop the suspect with a baseball bat.

Tulsa Police Sgt Curtis Beard: "The suspect managed to get the car started and was backing out of the drive-way and when the victim approached him, the suspect who was inside the victim's vehicle fired one shot through the side glass, striking our victim one time in the hip."

The suspect then bailed out of the car and ran away. The victim was taken to a local hospital.

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