Robber hindered by junk gun (and his loot)...


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Preacherman
March 30, 2005, 05:51 PM
From the San Diego Tribune (http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050330/news_7m30misty.html):

Armed robber's luck with dog walker stinks

By Joe Hughes
STAFF WRITER

March 30, 2005

The robber was left holding a bag of poop.

That's all he had to show for the holdup of a 32-year-old woman walking her dog Monday night on Monroe Avenue in Kensington.

When the gunman realized what was in the baggie he had just grabbed, he threw it down in disgust and repeatedly demanded money, pointing a gun at the woman, police said.

After a third demand, he turned the gun toward the woman's small dog, Misty.

"He pulled the trigger on the gun twice, but it didn't fire," said San Diego police Detective Gary Hassen.

In the darkness, the robber ran to a small silver car, got in the passenger side and was driven away north on Marlborough Avenue about 8 p.m.

The woman, shaken and in tears, returned home and called 911. She could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Residents of the upscale San Diego neighborhood, east of Interstate 15 near Adams Avenue, were shocked, especially those with dogs of their own.

"I guess you can't walk your dog at night anymore," said Sandy Gilchrist, who was doing just that yesterday afternoon in Kensington Mini Park, not far from where the robbery occurred.

"The guy got what he deserved, though," she said.

Another neighbor said street robberies are not the norm in the area.

"Kensington is crime-free," said Luis Nunez. "This is very unusual."

The victim told officers she left her home about 7:30 p.m. to walk her dog on the north side of Monroe Avenue about a block from her residence when someone ran up from behind her and grabbed a plastic bag containing dog feces out of her left hand, according to the police report.

At first, the woman thought a friend was playing a joke.

When she turned around and saw the gun, she realized it was no prank.

She described the man as Hispanic, 5-feet-8, in his 20s, with a heavy build, mustache and sideburns. He was wearing a red baseball cap, dark-blue or black long-sleeved sweat shirt, dark-colored shorts and tennis shoes.

When he checked the contents of the plastic bag, he threw it to the ground and said, "Give me your money."

The woman told him she didn't have any.

He ordered her two more times to give him money, and she kept telling him no.

After the third demand, she said the man pointed the handgun at her dog, pulled the trigger twice, but the gun did not fire.

She said she had taken gun-safety classes and recognized the type of gun and caliber – a black .22 semiautomatic.

She could not provide a further description or license plate of the getaway car.

Police failed to find the baggie.

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hkOrion
March 30, 2005, 06:01 PM
"Kensington is crime-free," said Luis Nunez. "This is very unusual."

guess someone forgot to tell the criminal that!

Standing Wolf
March 30, 2005, 06:42 PM
She described the man as Hispanic, 5-feet-8, in his 20s, with a heavy build, mustache and sideburns. He was wearing a red baseball cap, dark-blue or black long-sleeved sweat shirt, dark-colored shorts and tennis shoes.

Well, yeah, but civilians who keep an eye on the nation's so-called "borders" are just vigilantes.

scout26
March 30, 2005, 07:39 PM
Police failed to find the baggie.

Not to bash the cops, but please, seriously ?!?!?!?! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Tom Servo
March 30, 2005, 08:02 PM
Police failed to find the baggie.
"I found the evidence, Sarge. Here ya go."

"Oh sweet mother of...what died in that bag?!? Get it away from me!"

"But it's evidence, sir."

"Well, just say we never found it, okay? Jeez, now I gotta fumigate the uniform..."

jefnvk
March 30, 2005, 08:06 PM
"The guy got what he deserved, though," she said.

No, he got better than what he deserves.

And I wonder how she could tell that is was a .22? Especially at night, when she is looking down the barrel?

HighVelocity
March 30, 2005, 08:10 PM
Maybe the pet companies should market poop bags with exploding die packs in them.

walking arsenal
March 30, 2005, 08:10 PM
Quote:
"Police failed to find the baggie."



"Not to bash the cops, but please, seriously ?!?!?!?! "




Ummm. finger prints?

Dionysusigma
March 30, 2005, 08:11 PM
"Kensington is crime-free," said Luis Nunez. "This is very unusual."
And still is. :D

And I wonder how she could tell that is was a .22? Especially at night, when she is looking down the barrel?
"She said she had taken gun-safety classes and recognized the type of gun and caliber – a black .22 semiautomatic." I know that most (if not all) of us would know right away whether we're being held up with a Ruger Mk. II or a 1911 or a SW .500 or a Glock (wouldn't know which caliber, though) or a Browning HP or a Luger or a... or a...

TheOtherOne
March 30, 2005, 08:12 PM
And I wonder how she could tell that is was a .22? Especially at night, when she is looking down the barrel?If it had the shape of something like a buckmark, then I would probably assume .22.

TechBrute
March 31, 2005, 11:29 AM
"Well, it looked like a .22, but I pulled out my .45 to compare, and after picking the gun out of his cold, dead hands, I was clearly able to ID it as a .22."

scout26
March 31, 2005, 01:26 PM
Walking Arsenal,


I know that's why they the want the bag. I'm just simply incredulous that Chief Wiggum and the boys could not find a sack of S#@* (or if you and Art's gramma prefer a bag of cr@p) that a robber threw. I mean come on, What's the max range of thrown baggie of dog poo-poo ???

walking arsenal
March 31, 2005, 02:06 PM
:scrutiny:

Outbacker
March 31, 2005, 02:21 PM
After the third demand, she said the man pointed the handgun at her dog, pulled the trigger twice, but the gun did not fire.
Who says only cats have nine lives? :p

cls12vg30
March 31, 2005, 04:57 PM
Seems to me that most of the small autopistols out there that are both favored by idiot punks and cannot be counted on to reliably fire when you pull the trigger are .25's rather than .22's.

If I had to bet I'd say it was one of the lookalike Davis/Jennings/Bryco/Cobra .25's.

http://pdmall.com/1/JENNING/J-25-25AP.jpg

DRZinn
March 31, 2005, 05:11 PM
"The guy got what he deserved, though," she said.Not yet...

































He'll get what he deserves when he tries the same thing, with the same gun, on an armed citizen.

Old Dog
March 31, 2005, 05:31 PM
He'll get what he deserves when he tries the same thing, with the same gun, on an armed citizen.

Not in San Diego County ... where the good guys are disarmed and only the criminals are packing ...

DRZinn
March 31, 2005, 05:40 PM
Sad but true; I live in SD County.

dav
March 31, 2005, 11:50 PM
As far as her knowing the caliber, she probably told the police and newspaper that it was a Ruger 22/45 (or Beretta Neos, or some other easily identified .22), and they didn't like her knowing that, so they substitued "semi-automatic". Sounds much more evil.

mbs357
March 31, 2005, 11:53 PM
It'd have to be a double action for her to really know he pulled the trigger twice, aye?
Who knows what it was.

big inch
April 1, 2005, 12:09 AM
She said she had taken gun-safety classes and recognized the type of gun and caliber – a black .22 semiautomatic.

Am I the only one who is surprised that a woman living in a presumably well-to-do neighborhood in, or near, San Diego has taken gun safety classes? :scrutiny:

mbs357
April 1, 2005, 12:56 AM
I was suprised by that too.
Eyebrows shot up, and read it a few extra times to be sure.
Shocking. o_O

jhegro
April 1, 2005, 04:20 AM
maybe the crook just forgot to chamber a round?

reagansquad
April 1, 2005, 06:11 AM
"I guess you can't walk your dog at night anymore."

...Where I grew up you couldn't walk around during the daytime. :cool:

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