Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

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Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:01 pm

treadlightly wrote:
The problem for me is I would want to give the guy a chance. "Drop your weapons," something like that, which would make me a target and give the bad guy a nice "shooter ready" warning to take care of (his) business.


As an older man my warning would be moments before the chair made contact. The second warning would be moments before the second contact of the chair.

The perp was lucky the gentleman wasn't carrying a sturdy walking stick.
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Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

Postby Lynyrd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Lynyrd wrote:I think the lesson to be learned here is, "Don't underestimate old guys!"

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Never pick a fight with an old man. If he's too tired, he'll just hafta kill ya.


If the old man in this story had been carrying....... But, it was in Komifornia.
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Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

Postby C-dub » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:12 pm

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Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

Postby ELB » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:33 am

I think it's just (immature) parents blowing off steam because they can't really accept the fact that their little precious boy is a thug. It's a variation on "He's a good boy", "This is not the boy we know", "He was just turning his life around" etc.
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Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

Postby bmwrdr » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:00 pm

flechero wrote:
bmwrdr wrote:Pretty sad to keep hearing stories like this but I'd say California, Starbucks, no gun present, the robbers knife was used, ... says it all.


It was on today's noon news- with video. The perp had a gun and a knife and the good samaritan was a senior citizen... Thankfully it worked out ok! I enjoyed watching that 20 something punk get his back end beat by an elderly gentleman! The perp's mother was interviewed and said "the good samaritan turned vigiante- after he stabbed my son once or twice he crossed the line"

The lawyer they had on for comment said that even in CA the lawsuit has no chance. I hope he's right.


The good guy did not have a gun but the bad guy did, he is surely a brave guy and I can imagine what he went through.
If there is a lawsuit against the good guy it would be shameful. But I guess anything is possible in California. We'll see what happens.
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