Pistol Packin Preacher (mergeness)


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Sawyer
July 27, 2007, 09:09 PM
Pistol packing pastor nabs theft suspect 1 hour, 19 minutes ago



TAFT, Calif. - A former Bakersfield police officer turned pastor helped nab a man who allegedly stole a car from his church's parking lot.


James Kilgore, pastor at Taft Free Will Baptist Church, said he always keeps a gun and handcuffs in his fanny pack. They came in handy on Tuesday, when one of his elderly parishioners left Bible study to find his car had vanished.

Kilgore and Walter Brenton, 72, drove around looking for Brenton's 1986 Ford Crown Victoria, and spotted the alleged thief driving it a few blocks away.

The pastor followed the driver until he crashed, tackled him as he crawled out of the car and then handcuffed him until police arrived on the scene.

Ronald Lee Allen, 46, of Taft, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto and being in possession of stolen property, said Kern County sheriff's Sgt. Martin Downs.

"We don't recommend that people try to apprehend suspects, although in this case it worked out really well," Downs said.

Kilgore said he was glad to put his law enforcement training to use, but said it was likely God had a role in helping him restrain the suspect.

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lanternlad1
July 27, 2007, 09:12 PM
"Thy rod and thy cuffs, they comfort me."

Bazooka Joe71
July 27, 2007, 09:12 PM
A pastor with some attitude....I likes.:D

LarryS.
July 27, 2007, 10:09 PM
Yea, though I drive through the 'hood of the thief, I shall fear no evildoer, for I have the Spirit of the Lord ridin' gun!!:what:;):cool::D

CountGlockula
July 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
Everyone should have law enforcement training!

Jim K
July 28, 2007, 12:17 AM
I presume the politically correct CA cops immediately arrested the pastor and released the poor, downtrodden, oppressed victim with apologies and a check for a million dollars to assuage his hurt feelings.

Oh, and the ACLU is suing over separation of church and state.

Jim

ziadel
July 28, 2007, 12:27 AM
this made me giggle.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20070727/D8QL72BO0.html


Jul 27, 6:25 PM (ET)


TAFT, Calif. (AP) - A former Bakersfield police officer turned pastor helped nab a man who allegedly stole a car from his church's parking lot.

James Kilgore, pastor at Taft Free Will Baptist Church, said he always keeps a gun and handcuffs in his fanny pack. They came in handy on Tuesday, when one of his elderly parishioners left Bible study to find his car had vanished.

Kilgore and Walter Brenton, 72, drove around looking for Brenton's 1986 Ford Crown Victoria, and spotted the alleged thief driving it a few blocks away.

The pastor followed the driver until he crashed, tackled him as he crawled out of the car and then handcuffed him until police arrived on the scene.

Ronald Lee Allen, 46, of Taft, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto and being in possession of stolen property, said Kern County sheriff's Sgt. Martin Downs.

"We don't recommend that people try to apprehend suspects, although in this case it worked out really well," Downs said.

Kilgore said he was glad to put his law enforcement training to use, but said it was likely God had a role in helping him restrain the suspect.

ziadel
July 28, 2007, 12:30 AM
doh, I duped it.

someone delete

Sistema1927
July 28, 2007, 01:34 AM
Even if I was a former LEO I think that I would be leery about handcuffing someone.

Dannavyret
July 28, 2007, 10:21 AM
I can see it now....

"Sonny boy....yeh know God is greatly offended by your choice of life style. Now come with me that I might steer you towards the light of Jesus."

"Click" "Or you can take pennance from my Smith & Wesson."

Bilt4Comfort
July 28, 2007, 10:59 AM
I presume the politically correct CA cops immediately arrested the pastor and released the poor, downtrodden, oppressed victim with apologies and a check for a million dollars to assuage his hurt feelings.

Oh, and the ACLU is suing over separation of church and state.

This would be funny, if it wasn't actually true.

B.D. Turner
July 28, 2007, 03:33 PM
America needs more people like this. We have turned into a nation of wimps. What happened to the land of the free and home of the brave? If more and more people would stand up and say enough is enough and we are not going to take it anymore this country would turn around. If we vote out the liberal judges the ACLU would go back under a rock to live.............Ok Im off the soapbox.

B.D. Turner
July 28, 2007, 03:38 PM
America needs more folks to stand up for whats right and take action.

Regolith
July 28, 2007, 04:15 PM
The title should have been Pistol packin pastor pinches perp :p

PotatoJudge
July 28, 2007, 04:46 PM
When I saw the title "pistol packin pastor" I was sure somebody had found this Brass Eye clip and posted it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NAQy8v0d_qo

Warning: Video contains some language, sacrelidge, and some hilariously bad puns. Enjoy.

elrod
July 28, 2007, 05:10 PM
Guy sure wasn't the sharpest tack in the box! GTA for a lousy "86 Crown Vic? :confused: Deserved a set of new jewelry. From the preacher, yet!:cuss:

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