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Burglers try to break in home of ex-cop, ex-cop holds them at gunpoint.

This is a discussion on Burglers try to break in home of ex-cop, ex-cop holds them at gunpoint. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by paramedic70002 Is there anywhere in America where "Ex Cop" is not equivalent to "Not a Cop?" Well, yeah, everywhere. Why do you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Is there anywhere in America where "Ex Cop" is not equivalent to "Not a Cop?"
    Well, yeah, everywhere. Why do you think ex-cops keep their badges handy? To get out of speeding tickets and other cop friendly activity.
    Don't bother quoting the law. The law does not apply. Professional courtesy.
    Brandishing? No cop will arrest an ex-cop for brandishing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsms View Post
    Not sure how repressive Colorado is, but USING a gun to force fleeing suspects to stop can sure get you in trouble!

    "WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Admitted thieves are going free, while an elderly Wheat Ridge man is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars, all, he says, for trying to defend his property and his life..."

    http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-theive...0,231586.story
    From the Denver Post:
    Police said Wallace told a neighbor that he fired two shots that may have hit the back of the pickup as it sped away. Torres-Ochoa drove Cardona to a hospital minutes later and left him. Hospital employees noted a bullet hole in the truck.

    Days later, Wheat Ridge detectives connected Cardona's shooting to Wallace's theft report. They went to Wallace's house to investigate.

    Wallace repeatedly denied shooting at the thieves, but eventually handed over the gun he had hidden, saying "here is what you are looking for," according to an arrest warrant affidavit.


    Mr. Wallace was stupid.....he shot at a fleeing vehicle and then denied it when questioned by the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    ...Mr. Wallace was stupid.....he shot at a fleeing vehicle and then denied it when questioned by the police.
    My point was that this ex-cop got away with this...but if the punks had fled, he could NOT HAVE SHOT AT THEM. His bluff worked, but it was bluff. Folks need to remember the consequences of shooting at fleeing criminals.

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    I don't believe it was a bluff, but his training and experience. It is no different than active uniformed officers ordering felons from a vehicle with drawn weapons. The drawn weapons are for defense against a threat justifying lethal force, should one arise, not to bluff the felons out of the vehicle. How the felons take it is on them. Shooting at them if they flee is a whole different matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsms View Post
    My point was that this ex-cop got away with this...but if the punks had fled, he could NOT HAVE SHOT AT THEM. His bluff worked, but it was bluff. Folks need to remember the consequences of shooting at fleeing criminals.
    This is 100% true. He would have been charged with a serious felony if he fired at the subjects while fleeing.
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