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(VID) Guy robs wrong store

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by keitharsis, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. keitharsis

    keitharsis Active Member

    musta' somehow missed it..... Sorry for the duplicate
  2. The-Fly

    The-Fly Well-Known Member

    Big time dupe, this has been all over the place.
  3. medic_guns

    medic_guns Well-Known Member

    where is the vid???
  4. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    Look under Stratedgies and Tactics or check out

    This is a large file I would right click on the link and select "Save As"
    some guy added music to this which makes it kind of corny.

  5. thorazine

    thorazine Well-Known Member

    I clicked the link and it wants my credit or debit card information! :cuss:
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Well-Known Member

    Nice example of what not to do. Shooting with a baby almost directly in the line of fire.

    Good intentions, poor judgement.

  7. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    You must not have followed the directions. You need to right click on the file.
  8. medic_guns

    medic_guns Well-Known Member

    MMQB says, 'bad shoot, too close to little girl, blah, blah, blah."

    You weren't there. You don't know, dude. I say, good shoot. That dirtbag could have grabbed that little girl and shot her in one second. Always someone coming along later with that BS. Man, shut up about it.
  9. AJ Dual

    AJ Dual member

    RooftopVoter was the shooter.

    The shooter is "RooftopVoter" and he posts over on www.gunsnet.net .

    You can search his story up there. The robber had a .45 colt revolver. IIRC RooftopVoter was carrying a compact Glock .40 loaded with Golden Sabers. He shot the perp four times, and he fell in the doorway out of sight of the camera.

    The story is getting attention on all the gun boards now, because the perp's trial ended when he plead guilty and took a deal from the DA. And he can now go into specifics of what happened. RooftopVoter was not charged, and said all his experiences with the DA's and the Police were very positive. They were very happy he took him out. He received his gun back in good condition once the trial ended, the only reason they kept it was that it was evidence against the perp in his trial.

    Aside from working at the hotel where the attempted robbery took place, he is also a CCW instructor in his state.

    The woman with the child was not in his immediate line of fire, according to him, they were at least one yard to the side, the angle of the security camera just makes it look like she was in the way. Also, range safety/etiquette is one thing, when it's your life, you take the shot you have. She was very thankful.

    Since then, that woman has actually contacted RooftopVoter about CCW training and getting her own permit!

    Not shabby...

    Rooftop Voter attended the trial of the armed robber as he was to be called as a witness. (never took the stand because of the plea deal...) He wore a Glock shirt to court. (Now that takes some stones... LOL!) He didn't know it at the time, but he was sitting just a few feet away from the robber's family. He hadn't been identified yet, but when the DA mentioned something like: "...And when one of the victims working the counter, Mr. RooftopVoter, drew his legally carried Glock .40 handgun and fired four times..." He could hear the entire family turn, and he could feel their eyes on him. He didn't mention the perp's family being overtly hostile though. I get the sense they were mostly in shock the perp did it in the first place.

    The saddest thing is that the perp/robber had no priors. He was actually a college student at the time. He's going to be in his mid-thirties when he gets out of prison.
  10. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    Thanks AJ for the excellent summary of the situation.
  11. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Well-Known Member

    I'm with MEDIC GUN:

    If you weren't there, it's hard to judge. Angle's look different from cameras and where the people actually are.

    Looks like it turned out good......and that's a POSITIVE for CCW and the 2nd Amendmant.

    All I can say is: To bad the bad guy isn't dead. He might get out and do it again. I thought a crime w/ a gun was an automatic 10 years in some states or something like that.

    Anyone know about this?
  12. Azrael256

    Azrael256 Well-Known Member

    Somehow I doubt that. Sure there are criminals who are just *that* crazy and will continue to rape and pillage until they're put down for good, but something about having to eat through a straw because you've been shot four times... At least I hope he got the point.

    Anybody know about recidivism among criminals who were seriously wounded by their victims?
  13. Dan0076

    Dan0076 Active Member

    Now that would be a worth while study!
  14. springerman05

    springerman05 Member

    it is interesting and smart the way he used the second clerk as a cover for him to draw his weapon.
  15. Hypnogator

    Hypnogator Well-Known Member

    So much for the inevitability of your being charged for defending yourself.:rolleyes:

    Dirtbags aren't always descended from dirtbags. Sometimes they manage to achieve that status on their own. Wonder if RooftopVoter will now face the dreaded civil lawsuit that we've been conditioned to believe is also inevitable?:uhoh:

    He should be worried about clawing his way up through six feet of dirt, rather than what he'll do when he gets out. I'm glad it turned out this way for RooftopVoter's sake, since killing almost always causes deep-seated psychological problems. I may be cold, but IMHO, you should only get one chance to endanger innocent lives. :fire:
  16. CraigJS

    CraigJS Well-Known Member

    Looks to me that in Minnesota, Rooftop Voter would have had possible legal problems. Hard to say it was self defence when the BG is running away.... The threat had ended. Can't tell from the camera angle how close the woman and kid was to the line of fire. Another possible strike against him from an over zellious (sp?) D.A. Glad it turned out ok!!
    That music sucks...:barf:
  17. NineseveN

    NineseveN member

    Hard to MMQB that one, the angle is poor and I wasn't there....good video.

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