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17 year old protects his mother during carjacking

Discussion in 'Legal' started by S&W 910, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. S&W 910

    S&W 910 Member

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    Bravo kid !!!!



    http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/06/a_wouldbe_carjacker_found_hims.html

    Would-be carjacker shot twice by intended victim
    Posted by The Times-Picayune June 18, 2007 3:51PM
    A would-be carjacker found himself on the receiving end of several bullets after one of his intended victims successfully wrestled away the gun and shot him, all in the drive-thru line of a Metairie fast food restaurant.
    Carl Chestnut, 44, was shot in the head and torso, but his injuries weren't life-threatening, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover.
    Chestnut, 44, apparently tried to carjack an unidentified 53-year-old Kenner mother and her 17-year-old son, who were waiting in line to place an order about 1:30 a.m. Monday at Arby's Roast Beef Restaurant, 3847 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Fortunato said.
    Chestnut approached the driver's side of their car on foot and pointed a revolver at them, demanding money and the car. As he attempted to pull the mother out of the car, the teenager began to struggle with Chestnut over the weapon, Fortunato said.
    At least one shot was fired inside of the car before the teen got control of the gun. He then shot Chestnut several times, Fortunato said.
    The 17-year-old won't be charged in the incident, Fortunato said.
     
  2. RobXD9

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    If only guns were banned at drive thru windows this could never happen.

    *sarc off*

    Bravo to that kid and big time kudos for having the courage to stand up as an American.

    -Robert
     
  3. Aguila Blanca

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    It's refreshing to know that the teenager won't be charged.

    It's a sad commentary on life in the United States that it's even necessary to mention that.
     
  4. oldfart

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    "Bravo to that kid and big time kudos for having the courage to stand up as . . . " a human.

    Perhaps more appropriate.
     
  5. jselvy

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    Maybe we could have a whip 'round and buy him a real gun. Maybe inscribed with a profound phrase or something. To show that there are people who approve and respect his actions, because he is going to get a beat down in his daily life from the local Blissninnies.
    I for one would be happy to donate $5.00 (its all I can Spare) I can't set it up myself as I am currently in the UK, so no guns.

    Jefferson
     
  6. freakazoid

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    Good for him, :D The kid should be rewarded.

    :D As he shouldn't be. This shouldn't even be an issue, :mad:
     
  7. jselvy

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    This kind of behavior needs to be reinforced.

    Jefferson
     
  8. Rich K

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    Absolutely, this behavior needs to be reinforced. Sad thing is, when I was a youngster, this would have been the norm, not the exception.
     
  9. jselvy

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    Can't we do anything for this Lad?


    Jefferson
     
  10. meef

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    Hmm...

    When I was a youngster, they didn't have carjackings.

    :cool:

    And yes, they did have cars.
     
  11. Autolycus

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    Well what really shocks me is that with the statement about how "the young man would not be charged" is that it implies it is normal to charge someone involved in a self defense case. That really tells us a lot about our society and what is happening.
     
  12. Standing Wolf

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    Bad move.
     
  13. pacodelahoya

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    Yea, they shoulda glued some whiskers to his face and pinned a tail on him and sent him to Bikers yard.:D
     
  14. makarova

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    I'm in

    Put me down for$10.00(I'm unemployed,else I would send more). Tell me where to send it. Southern Ohio is a little far from La.
     
  15. Rich K

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    Meef, What I meant was the 17 year old defending his mom. We didn't have carjackings when I was a youngster either.
     
  16. Noxx

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    I've got $20 on that if someone wants to get a donor paypal acct set up.
     
  17. eric_t12

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    I have a paypal account and if you are interested PM me

    ^^^ read above ^^^

    I would love to start this, and i would personally donate 10 dollars.

    However, we would need to know more information.

    Statutes on gifts for firearms, age limits for ownership, contact information for him, and such.
     
  18. MEH

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    Why would anyone even think of this being a possibility!:banghead:
     
  19. ar10

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    In the Columbus, OH area the BG pulls up to the drive in window pulls a gun and demands money. The way to stop it have a gun at the register. BG's will take the hint and it will stop.
     
  20. Juna

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    Well done, kid. I used to live near there, and I've probably been to that Arby's. Way to keep the neighborhood safe.
     
  21. MrRezister

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    Damn, another senseless gun crime for the Bradys to add to their statistics....
     
  22. S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

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    What scares me about this story is that because his mother wasn't armed, he was forced to wrestle the gun away from the carjacker, which was extremely risky.
     
  23. robert garner

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    Heh Heh Heh

    Paranioa strikes me! The PoPo is not expressing regrets at not persecuting the young'un.
    He is merely ID ing an appropriate use of force.
    As in "C here y'all, that's a way to do 'er!"
    LoL
    robert
     
  24. Roccobro

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    I'm in for a $10 spot. I'd like to get the young mans name and even get him to read this thread and others* too.

    Justin

    (*there are ALWAYS duplicate threads when good like this happens!)
     
  25. waterhouse

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    Well, you know what they say . . . it is dangerous to try to carjack with a gun because the victim will just take the gun away and use it against you.
     
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