8/02/2008

Tables Turned on a Piece of Trash



KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A would-be robber wound up in a Kansas City-area hospital Saturday after a man shot him during an attempted holdup at an ATM, police said.
Police said the man approached an older couple as they drove up to an ATM at a northland Bank of America location early Satuday morning and threatened them with a gun.
But the man in the car grabbed his own gun, jumped out of the car and shot the would-be robber in the head. He was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition.
“It doesn’t happen very often, especially during the day, (so) it is a little unusual,” said Kansas City, Mo., police Capt. Jeff Emery.
After the robbery attempt, the couple got their cash and police said they’re doing fine.
Customers who learned what happened seemed proud that the would-be victims took matters into their own hands.

What is not included here is that the robber was a male about 20 and the victims were a couple in their 60's. Thank God that there are people like this that refuse to be victims and are willing to do what is necessary to send the message to criminals that we will not be robbed or intimidated and that we are far from helpless. Stories like this make me believe that all is not yet loss and there are still many Americans who will stand and fight when that is what is needed. Thank you Missouri for the right to carry a loaded weapon in our vehicle!!!

9 comments:

mystic minstrel said...

way to go, grandpa man! i am impressed that they were able to protect themselves.

Chuck said...

Guns are definitely the equilizer. It's nice to see people choose not to be a victim.

The Merry Widow said...

It is a choice we all have...I'm NOT the victim type, myself. So kudos to the older couple, concealed carry is what drove thugs to going after tourists on International Drive in Orlando!
In fact, a few years ago there was a cartoon published in a local paper of tourits being issued handguns when they exited the plane in Orlando...
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw
A little fear is a good deterent when self-control is lacking...maybe that idjit will rethink his sorry choices.

nanc said...

not all people are created equal. some have more sense than others.

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

Papa Frank said...

These people are heroes for those of us who refuse to be intimidated or abused. As nanc says: some have more sense than others. And as TMW says: a little fear is a good deterrent.

Brooke said...

Frickin' A!!!

Ducky's here said...

How about posting one of those stories of a guy facing foreclosure and taking his piece and offing the wife and kids before doing himself?

Papa Frank said...

Because this is a posting about heroes and not psychopaths that love money more than their wife and kids. Without a dime to their name heroes are still heroes.

Pinky said...

We live in a depraved society. I wish there were no need for guns. Ducky, it would be wonderful if we lived in a perfect utopia, but we don't. Better to send a message to the criminals. Psychopaths will find guns and use them, legally or not. You know that.