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Harvster
January 25, 2008, 03:26 PM
Didn't see this anywhere here yet. Would love to see a couple of pics of the gun.

Unsuccessful Robber Shoots Self in Foot

By Associated Press
1:36 PM EST, January 24, 2008


CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Authorities said an unsuccessful robber shot himself in the foot ... by shooting himself in the foot. Police said Kelvin Ethelbert Roberts, 28, botched his plans to rob a Cherryville convenience store by accidentally shooting his right foot.

According to an arrest warrant, Roberts dropped a .45-caliber handgun in front of Gasland USA on Sunday. The gun hit the ground and went off, a bullet striking Roberts in the foot.

Roberts faces several charges that include attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Police said the handgun had been altered to fire .410 shotgun shells.

Authorities said Roberts was in illegal possession of the gun because of his felony cocaine possession conviction in 2002 in Chautauqua County, New York.

Cherryville is about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Information from: The Shelby Star, http://www.shelbystar.com

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lucky_fool
January 25, 2008, 03:41 PM
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rluening
January 25, 2008, 03:44 PM
Roberts faces several charges that include attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

I'm not even sure what to say...

/rl

Geronimo45
January 25, 2008, 03:53 PM
Roberts faces several charges that include... possession of a weapon of mass destruction.
Saddam sent the WMDs to North Carolina? This guy was able to dig up a 'broken arrow'?

Relevant statutes:
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2001/Bills/House/HTML/H1468v7.html

The term 'weapon of mass death and destruction' includes:

(1) Any explosive, incendiary, poison gas or radioactive material:explosive or incendiary:

a. Bomb; or
b. Grenade; or
c. Rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces; or
d. Missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one‑quarter ounce; or
e. Mine; or
f. Device similar to any of the devices described above;

If you set off a nuke in North Carolina, you will receive life in prison without parole, apparently.

P.S. I'm thinking a derringer was used... I understand that precious few older models are drop safe. Would also make conversion to .410 much easier.

Big Boomer
January 25, 2008, 07:51 PM
possession of a weapon of mass destruction

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fearless leader
January 25, 2008, 08:13 PM
North Carolina used to have a charge of "taking up arms to terrorize the public".

The deputy that expained it (circa 1975) said basicly you can carry a gun not concealed, but if someone gets scared, YOU get arrested.

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