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Prostitution on credit leads to shootout

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

    Dec 20, 2002
    Louisiana, USA
    With bozos like these, the cops'll never be out of business... :D

    From the News Tribune, WA (http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5437122p-4909793c.html):

    Tacoma, WA - January 7, 2006

    Police log: Shots, pot and even prostitutes

    KAREN HUCKS; The News Tribune

    Published: January 4th, 2006 02:30 AM

    An unpaid bill for $20,000 worth of sex acts apparently led to a confrontation Monday that injured a Wollochet Bay-area man and left one of his suspected attackers hospitalized with a gunshot wound.

    Pierce County prosecutors Tuesday charged two men with assault and burglary for going to Terry Riggs’ home and beating him because he hadn’t paid his escort service bill, court documents say.

    Prosecutors said Riggs, 57, was acting in self-defense when he shot one of his intruders, but likely will face a felony charge today for a marijuana-growing operation sheriff’s deputies say they found in his home.

    Deputy prosecutor Phil Sorensen said Shawn Paul Becklund and John Bradford Oleary attacked Riggs at his home in the 2600 block of East Bay Drive Northwest on Monday.

    Becklund, 33, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in Superior Court. He is being held in the Pierce County Jail on $40,000 bond. Oleary, 26, is in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

    Riggs told detectives he had been paying a woman for sex for more than a year. He said the woman came to his house on New Year’s Eve and gave him a $22,000 bill for services rendered. He refused to pay and called the woman’s mother.

    The woman told Riggs if he didn’t pay, her friend “Smokey” and another man would make him, he said. The woman left, but called Riggs later and warned him never to call her mother again, or “those guys” would get him.

    Riggs told deputies that sometime after 8 a.m. Monday, he heard a knock on the door and saw two men in ski masks, one with a handgun. He said he grabbed his own gun and fired a shot after the door was forced open. Riggs said he was pushed to the ground and beaten, court documents say.

    “Something is ridiculous about the whole thing,” Sorensen said. “There’s something obviously unusual about the dollar amount that we’re talking about here. It is hard to believe that someone in that line of work would be willing to extend that kind of credit.”

    Police found Oleary in a vehicle on Jackson Avenue. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. A police dog found Becklund, who had run from the car. He told detectives his nickname is Smokey.

    Becklund told detectives that he and Oleary spent Sunday night with the woman at a motel in Fife. While they were there, she asked them to go to Riggs’ house and force him to pay her the money he owed her.

    Becklund said the woman drove him to Riggs’ home, where they met Oleary, who was armed. The men knocked on the door and Oleary went inside, where he was shot during a struggle with Riggs, Becklund told police.

    Prosecutors expect to charge Riggs with a felony for allegedly growing marijuana.

    “He’s facing some potentially serious penalties here,” Deputy prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.

    Search warrant paperwork says that when a deputy went into Riggs’ house to investigate the assault, he could smell marijuana plants.

    Riggs had eight to 10 small, “starter plants” in one area of an 8-by-8-foot room, and eight to 10 medium-sized plants in another area, the affidavit for a warrant says.
  2. odysseus

    odysseus Member

    May 10, 2004
    US Citizen
    Cops just all trying to take my crops!

    It ain't easy be'in greasy!


    Now that would have been fun to listen in on. "Hi... yes, about your daughter..."
  3. Firethorn

    Firethorn Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    Ah, I might as well say it...

    If all of the 'services' involved had been legal the lady would have been able to sue him, going through the courts instead of 'Bubbas R Us'. Confiscated and sold his crop at auction to pay his debts...

    Sounds like she should have ponied up for the premium Guido collection and kneecapping service.
  4. glockamolee

    glockamolee Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    :D :D :D
    Was the hookers pimp armed with a bright Nickel "Pimp Gun."

    Beretta 84/Bright Nickel/Pearl Grips:evil:
  5. losangeles

    losangeles Member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Yeah, that's an unusually high line of credit for that line of services.
  6. PATH

    PATH Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Rockland, New York
    You just can't make this stuff up!:rolleyes: :D
  7. Kodiaz

    Kodiaz member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Palm Beach County
    Something smells here and it is more than the hooker's crotch.

    I'm sorry I couldn't help myself.
  8. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    Jun 26, 2005
    Planet Earth
    The hookers I know are all P#@%% ON DELIVERY:neener: :neener: :neener:

  9. Biker

    Biker Member

    Mar 10, 2005
    Hmmmm. Most of the gas stations around here have signs outside that say "Pay before you pump".
    Sounds like a good idea to me.:evil:
  10. mbs357

    mbs357 Member

    Dec 14, 2004
    Vienna, VA
    At least they can't get him on prostitution.
    "But sir, I never paid for it. =o"
  11. 6inch

    6inch Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    Boonies of North Central Florida
    Sex, drugs, guns and cops! Boy, I sure do miss my youth!!. :rolleyes:
  12. pax

    pax Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Washington state
    Closed for tasteless jokes.

    Listen, guys -- it's supposed to be a family-friendly site. I know I'm not the only one who frequently has a kid looking over my shoulder when I surf this place, and maybe I'm the only one left in America who even cares anymore, but too many of the above posts do not fit my definition of family-friendly.

    Might be different if any post other than the first one had anything at all to do with firearms.

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