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Robber Picks Wrong Pawn Shop To Hold UP

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by qlajlu, Aug 15, 2006.

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  1. qlajlu

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    http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_227144606.html

    Video http://www.kutv.com/video/?id=18376@kutv.dayport.com
     
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  2. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    I'm not sure if I'd want to point a presumably unloaded weapon at someone who is already armed.
     
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    WOW ! Sorry , I gotta say it !

    When two dumby's meet !!
     
  4. Biker

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    He won. It counts.:)

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    Yep! Bluffing works in poker, and sometimes in real life as well ;)
     
  7. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    The story has been updated, along with the video, including surveillance footage ( http://www.kutv.com/video/?id=18383@kutv.dayport.com ). Apparently it was three guys. it's interesting to see the reaction of the would-be robbers. Almost makes one think they had an airsoft or pellet gun and realized they were in over their heads. Lucky guy. Dumb kids.

    Good on him for the quick reaction though, unloaded or not. Still don't think I would have done it, I'm not much of a bluffer. Or am I... ;)
     
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    Sorry, I started a duplicate, I couldn't see this one.

    Oh the film is beautiful.

    As far as pointing an empty gun, while obviously poor tactics, A: It worked, and B:, These guys had the cojones or desperation or whatever to walk into a place they KNEW was full of guns, try to rob it, and hope that they wouldn't get killed.

    The clerk had a gun in his hand. He had to choose, "Do I drop it, and reach for the loaded gun under the counter, or do I point, grit my teeth, and hope for the best?" I THINK, if he had hesitated, and grabbed the unloaded gun, and lost the surprise element, the robber would not have reacted the way he did, and someone would have gotten killed. THE ROBBER ALSO HAD THE DROP ON HIM. He had his gun out and cocked. The only thing that prevented him from firing first was being surprised.

    I'm sure they will be returning to their jobs at Cape Canaveral as soon as they change their shorts.
     
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    Quick thinking, and from the store's video, the right action. Any extra movement other than "woops, here's a gun pointing back at you" would've gotten him shot. I hope he carries on his hip from now on. :)
     
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    I saw the video on TV last night. You can see the tag dangling off the trigger guard, but the would-be robbers probably didn't notice that detail...
     
  11. Harley Quinn

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    Something like this happened at a gun shop

    The guy came in with a machete and got shot for his troubles.
    Mentioned something about wanting to commit suicide.:uhoh:

    He got shot by the owners son. Maybe a "mod" can find it???
    It was on TFL numerous weeks ago.

    HQ:what:
     
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  12. zoom6zoom

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    If the clerk was "putting the gun on display", why was it loaded?
     
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    Great video! "Don't rob an individual that carries guns." 'Nuff said!
     
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    It wasn't.
     
  15. qlajlu

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    Who said it was loaded? It's called a "bluff." Took cajonies to pull it off, but it worked.
     
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