I Get So Sick Of This!!


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beaucoup ammo
December 20, 2005, 01:24 PM
The following occurred just 4 hours after a home invasion, that saw two shotgun weilding punks burst through the front door of a home and steal everything not tied down.

Just prior to THAT..a small eatery was robbed near a residential area. The scum bags fled into the neighborhood looking for the first unlocked door. And my wife wonders why I keep telling her to KEEP THE DOORS LOCKED!!

I swear, sometimes I get so frustrated at people who are adverse to your having a weapon to guard your home..much less a CCW, I want to puke!

Take Care


NEW: Man connected to assault caught after hit-and-run accident


Web Posted: 12/20/2005 10:03 AM CST

Vianna Davila
Express-News Staff Writer


Police are questioning a suspect in a carjacking at a Southeast Side Taco Cabana, after apprehending him when he crashed the stolen vehicle and fled the scene of the hit-and-run accident.

The unidentified man was found in an alley in the 1900 block of South Gevers Street almost two miles from the scene of the carjacking, said Sgt. Daniel Gonzales, with the San Antonio Police Department.

Around 7 a.m., police received a call about a man who had been stabbed in the head and had his car stolen in the parking lot of the Taco Cabana at the intersection of Gevers and East Southcross Boulevard, SAPD Officer B. Flores said.

According to police, the suspect had approached the man asking for his wallet. The man, who may have been a customer at the restaurant, refused. The two men then fought, and the suspect slashed the man in the face and the shoulder before taking off in the victim's green Ford Taurus, Flores said.

A few minutes later, 911 dispatchers received a call about a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Gevers and Rigsby Avenue, involving a green Ford Taurus that hit a car backing out of a driveway, Gonzales said.

The Taurus' driver fled on foot. Officers caught up with him about a block away in the alley, Gonzales said. He did not try to run from police, but he was acting suspicious and his shirt appeared to be stained with blood, the sergeant said.

The victim was in undetermined condition at Brooke Army Medical Center, according to Gonzales. Police planned to take the suspect to the hospital so the victim could identify him.

The suspect could face aggravated robbery charges, the sergeant said. If the victim dies, the suspect could be charged with capital murder.

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Taurus 617 CCW
December 20, 2005, 02:01 PM
I CCW regardless of the popular opinion. I make certain that I carry more ammo than the average bad guy as well. As far as a home invasion goes, they had better pray that I don't make it to either my 1911 or my safe choc-full-O-loaded-rifles:evil:

whm1974
December 20, 2005, 03:42 PM
The scum bags fled into the neighborhood looking for the first unlocked door. And my wife wonders why I keep telling her to KEEP THE DOORS LOCKED!!

I had friends that thought I was crazy for doing the same thing.

-Bill

Standing Wolf
December 20, 2005, 06:57 PM
...my wife wonders why I keep telling her to KEEP THE DOORS LOCKED!

For your wife's sake, I hope she never figures it out the proverbial "hard way."

xd9fan
December 21, 2005, 01:08 AM
I consider myself a reasonable man...well adjusted...but I have many "options" available with in seconds to protect the family.

springmom
December 21, 2005, 01:16 AM
Hubster and I are good about this, but the Youngest Son occasionally forgets. (Not often, and although he has no access to weapons that go bang unless we're around, he has a fairly impressive array of non-lethal stuff should a BG sneak in somehow). At any rate, whenever YS leaves the door open, when we walk in we yell "I coulda been an AXE MURDERER!" :cuss:

The other thing is that even if the door is locked, as usual, when it opens the alarm chimes to tell us... and the chime is always greeted with a hearty "Hellooooo". It better be a voice that we recognize that answers, and that answer had better come within about five seconds. Even YS's friends know to do this. One of them just let himself in once (coulda been an axe murderer...!) and was met by me, hand on gun but still concealed inside jeans pocket. He remembers ever since then to announce himself.

Lock your house doors, lock your CAR doors, and be aware of your surroundings. Always.

Springmom

American_Pit_Bull
December 21, 2005, 01:28 AM
I live in a town that was voted the third best small town in the US....

My home invasion happened in Dec. 2002 and I was unable to defend myself because my doors were unlocked. I awoke to three BGs at the foot of my bed with three handguns drawn on me and my fiancee.

They proceeded to duct tape me up and shock me repeatedly with a 300,000 volt taser. They almost killed me when they wrapped the duct tape around my face too many times. One more wrap and I would have suffocated.

joab
December 21, 2005, 01:43 AM
I am terrible about not locking doors.
right now at 12:30 am not only was the door to my house unlocked but it was wide open so the dog can go in and out.

He wakes me up at 5:30 every morning so he can go out and chase the school kids up and down the fence line.

I usually open the door and go back to sleep until 7am when he wakes me up again.
My friends come in and out of the house like they live here without me even looking up to see who it is..

I don't know where this attitude comes from after living in apartmens for years where locking the door behind me when I took the garbge out for 5 minutes seemed normal to me.

Someday Mom's axe murderer will come visit me and I'll be the guy saying
"I don't understand how this could have happen"

Tokugawa
December 21, 2005, 12:25 PM
TRCK- that is an awfull story. Thank you for sharing it- hopefully someone will learn and take it to heart. One thing I keep harping about on this board is keeping doors locked, and a very strong bedroom door with a deadbolt. Just to buy time- the difference between five or ten seconds of warning and no warning is an eternity.

KnightHawk67
December 21, 2005, 04:14 PM
I learned that lesson when I was sitting in my brothers living room, watching TV with him & a guy strolled into his townhouse like he owned the place. :what: Turns out he did, kinda, he owned the one next door. There is no difference in the front doors except the numbers above them. The guy made a simple mistake, and taught me a huge life-lesson.

whm1974
December 21, 2005, 04:39 PM
One thing I keep harping about on this board is keeping doors locked, and a very strong bedroom door with a deadbol

I just have a lock on a flimsy door. But the act of someone kicking it should wake me up.

-Bill

ARperson
December 21, 2005, 05:53 PM
We always keep our doors locked and a firearm within arms reach. Just a couple of weeks ago, 3 men robbed a bank and fled after shooting the cops. Two of them were found inside houses (thankfully no one was home). But there could have been hostages or dead homeowners because these guys were not going to be caught.

Not too soon after this happened, I was sitting on the couch while hubby was in the kitchen cooking dinner. I didn't even hear the knock on the door, but the next thing I know, hubby is opening the door and saying, "There's no one here by that name." Well, after reading all the stories on here about how the bad guys pretend to be looking for someone, I was hauling butt to the bedroom (the one time we had forgotten to bring a firearm in the living room/kitchen area) to grab the Kimber. Thankfully, our house is small, and it was unholstered and ready to be un-safetied if need be by the time I was back in the kitchen.

When we shut the door and watched the guy drive away (neither us nor any of our 4 cats heard the car pull up or the car door shut) to make sure he was just a mistake, he breathed a big sigh of relief and thanked me for running to get the firearm.

Whew! That could have turned out badly. Needless to say, we very rarely forget to keep a gun next to us now.

Hockeydude
December 21, 2005, 06:27 PM
People actually keep their doors unocked? In NYC you'd be crazy not to lock your doors. For me it's an instant reaction as soon as I get home.

whm1974
December 21, 2005, 07:00 PM
When I first move here, for awhile I kept getting people asking if so and so is there.
Scary.

-Bill

denfoote
December 21, 2005, 08:44 PM
This is the reason, like James Bond, I keep a pistol under my pillow!!

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