Man Shot At In Wal-Mart Bathroom


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Diggler
August 24, 2004, 12:32 PM
:what:

N.O. Man Says He Was Shot At In Wal-Mart Bathroom (http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/3674609/detail.html)
N.O. Man Says He Was Shot At In Wal-Mart Bathroom

UPDATED: 9:48 AM CDT August 24, 2004

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- A New Orleans man was wounded by gunfire in a botched holdup in a Natchitoches Wal-Mart restroom Sunday, police said.

Viator Tyndale, 48, told police that someone reached over the side of a stall and fired one shot into the floor, then demanded money. The gunman then moved to the front of the stall and fired two more rounds. Tyndale said he shoved the swinging stall door at the robber, who then fled the restroom.

Tyndale suffered a small cut on his hand from shoving the door.

A shopper in the store said he received a minor arm wound from what he believes is a round that exited the bathroom.

Lonnie Davis, of Natchitoches, was treated at the scene and declined further medical treatment.

The investigation is continuing.

Police are reviewing store surveillance video.

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Cool Hand Luke 22:36
August 24, 2004, 12:42 PM
New Thread: "What's the best concealment holster for shootouts in the crapper?" :D


An ankle rig would work well in this siutation.

R.H. Lee
August 24, 2004, 12:56 PM
Talk about being caught with your pants down. :o

DigMe
August 24, 2004, 01:04 PM
This kinda crap is why I carry. Er...no pun intended.

Seriously though...this makes our past discussions of how to carry while on the crapper even more relevant.

brad cook

Zundfolge
August 24, 2004, 01:40 PM
When I'm sitting on the crapper, my CCW is right there on my right thigh ... in fact I imagine I could draw easier sitting on the toilet then pretty much any other position :p

I carry IWB at 3 o'clock



Boy, talk about your unsanitary place to be shot :barf:


An ankle rig would work well in this siutation.
I'm thinking that with your pants down around your ankle it would be harder to draw from an ankle rig.

Diggler
August 24, 2004, 02:01 PM
Do you know how LOUD that must have been??

It's a good thing, for his pants' sake, that he was sitting on the John.

Perhaps he could have used the same defense that the monkeys do at the zoo?

Ala Dan
August 24, 2004, 02:23 PM
A round going off near you while it the crapper must be


PRICELESS

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Sam Adams
August 24, 2004, 03:05 PM
A round going off near you while it the crapper must be
PRICELESS

I'll bet that the rounds of ammo were a whole lot cheaper than buying Ex-Lax. :neener:

Hey, here's an idea for a new Ex-Lax commercial: "...So, if you've got that bloated feeling, we've got just the thing to take care of the problem: Ex-Lax, available in original flavor, chocolate, .22LR, 9mm and, for really stubborn cases, extra-strength .44 magnum. Ex-Lax, available at a pharmacy or gun store near you.":D

No, seriously, cases like this are just the thing to convince reluctant spouses or significant others that you need to carry everywhere you go. That kidnapping in the Wal-Mart parking lot in N. Texas about 8 months ago was great (for me, not the kid or the family) - I haven't heard "and why do you need THAT to go shopping for formula at Wal-Mart" in quite a while. It'll also save me a whole lot of time..."Honey, can you go to Walgeens and get me some Ex-Lax - chocolate, please." "Hold on, I'll be back sooner than you can say 'John Moses Browning' " :what:

nemesis
August 24, 2004, 03:21 PM
someone reached over the side of a stall and fired one shot into the floor, then demanded money. The gunman then moved to the front of the stall and fired two more rounds.

I'm not a particularly patient and understanding man and I'm not really interested that the perpetrator had a bad childhoold.

Align sights directly above feet and legs visible under door and fire two rounds. Finish business and be sure to wash hands thoroughly when done. It's not worth taking chances with cleanliness.

Logistar
August 24, 2004, 03:53 PM
New Thread: "What's the best concealment holster for shootouts in the crapper?"
My usual answer for almost all CCW - SHOULDER HOLSTER! (Only problem there is if you are using tie-downs - still not bad!)

scbair
August 24, 2004, 04:03 PM
Happened here in SC a couple years ago; an off-duty deputy on the john in the restroom of a shopping mall. He reportedly was holding his off-duty weapon in his hand (dunno if he had an IWB rig, or what the reason . . .). Schmuck kicked open the stall door, knife in hand, demanded wallet. Deputy gave him two rounds, instead.

I'da loved to have seen the luck on the wannabe robber's face.

The above is based on second-hand accounts & news reports; can't vouch for 100% accuracy in details.

Diggler
August 24, 2004, 04:12 PM
Should you flush before calling police? Or would that be tampering with a crime scene?

:confused:

My wife says that, for me, it should be a crime scene even without the attempted robbery and shooting.

dinosaur
August 24, 2004, 04:29 PM
"Courtesy flush darn you, courtesy flush!":evil:

aguyindallas
August 24, 2004, 05:19 PM
Ok, am I the only guy that thinks perhaps this was an A/D and the guy was covering it up? I mean....sounds to me like the guy has no witnesses, so what do you think.

Just a thought...

mete
August 24, 2004, 05:37 PM
BTW one of my wonderful senators, Schumer, called on stores like Wal-Mart and K-mart to do their 'corporate responsibility' and stop selling guns !

Waitone
August 24, 2004, 06:08 PM
So how do you move perpendicular to the threat?

Lanyard around the neck as a temp hold?

Diggler
August 24, 2004, 06:32 PM
I think the best tactic would be to stall for time, dump the magazine and hope to flush him out. At worst, it would result in a dead soldier, which would make even a bigger splash in the newspaper... unless he runs.

That's what I think, but urinalysis may vary.

:D

Ala Dan
August 24, 2004, 10:24 PM
To follow up on my previous post:


Buying clothes at Wally World $69.00
Buying a CD from Wally World $16.00
Being shot at while in a Wally World crapper = PRICELESS


Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

garrettwc
August 24, 2004, 11:05 PM
While we are all finding humor in what happened, and I admit there is some to be found, we are missing the key points.

1. Be alert ALL the time. You never know where the attack will come from.

2. What will the knee jerk reaction be by Wal-Mart and the trial lawyers? Will this guy sue Wal-Mart for damages for having an unsafe bathroom? Will Wal-Mart CYA and post no-gun signs everywhere?

Sam Adams
August 25, 2004, 11:10 AM
Will Wal-Mart CYA and post no-gun signs everywhere?

If they do, Wallyworld will suffer a massive boycott on a national level, and it will cost them far more than it will to settle any potential lawsuits. Besides, I cannot imagine that a person who is licensed to carry by a state would be the one to do something like this - it would be someone who isn't phased much by laws, so a mere sign would be about worthless.


Uh-oh, post #666:evil: :uhoh: :evil:

jefnvk
August 25, 2004, 11:44 AM
If they do, Wallyworld will suffer a massive boycott on a national level

Next to the clothing, the sporting goods at my wal-mart is the largest department. I'd have to say you are right.

sturmruger
August 25, 2004, 11:47 AM
I must admit that my BS meter is going off on this one. I am sure it happens, but bad guys don't usually give you a warning shot before they start demanding money at least I have never heard of it. I doubt this guy shot the holes himeself, but something isn't right in this story. Why would an armed crook try to rob someone in the bathroom when they are 15 checkout lanes packed with cash. This might have been a hit attempt or maybe the guy on the crapper had something else the BG wanted.

Sam Adams
August 25, 2004, 12:00 PM
I am sure it happens, but bad guys don't usually give you a warning shot before they start demanding money at least I have never heard of it.

I agree that the story sounds, shall we say, less than 100% credible...but it is from a newspaper report and involved guns, after all, so I'm not surprised.

Regarding the warning, I have heard of BGs doing that - mainly the ones that are smart enough to not want a murder rap when they're just looking for a few bucks. Its one way (though not always successful) to eliminate resistance.

garrettwc
August 25, 2004, 04:35 PM
I cannot imagine that a person who is licensed to carry by a state would be the one to do something like this - it would be someone who isn't phased much by laws, so a mere sign would be about worthless.


Sam Adams you are correct. However, isn't that the exact point we make when advocating 2nd Amendment? The bad guys don't heed the law, but yet the solution is always more laws heaped on the law abiding.

Sam Adams
August 25, 2004, 04:38 PM
Precisely the point I was making, even if not in so many words...and great ammo (pun intended) for a Wallyworld boycott if its management is so stupid as to post their stores.

ZeroX
August 25, 2004, 04:42 PM
I find it amusing that the guy fired three shots and Mr. Tyndale only received a small cut from opening the stall door.

garrettwc
August 25, 2004, 04:44 PM
Ahh, we're on the same page then.

CZ-100
August 25, 2004, 08:56 PM
So how many of you would of returned fire??:D

CZ-100
August 25, 2004, 08:56 PM
Opps got two for the price of one

flatdog
August 25, 2004, 11:38 PM
Boudreau and Thibaduax go down to da Walmart.;)

flatdog.

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