Can I Have My Gun Back?

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    The dirtbag asks for his gun back? Huh?

    March 22, 2010

    Popeyes manager fights off alleged robber at Covington restaurant

    Fearing for his life, a Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken and Biscuits’ manager in Covington wrestled a gun away from a robber, then – after firing a warning shot into the ceiling – told him to scram, police said.

    In the early morning hours today, Covington police responded to reports of an armed robbery at the restaurant at 71711 Riverside Drive.

    The manager, Connie Robinson, 34, told police he was walking out of the store just before midnight on Sunday when he was accosted by a man wearing a black ski mask and a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up, Covington Police spokesman Capt. Jack West said.

    The assailant, described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build, was armed with a blue steel revolver, West said.
    The man, who is still at large, ordered Robinson back into the business and told him to open the safe, West said. As he attempted to open it, the suspect told him he was going to kill him, and so, feeling he had nothing to lose, Robinson attacked the gunman, West said.

    After a struggle – which West described as fierce, saying both men were injured – Robinson gained control of the gun and told the robber to leave.

    The man then asked for his gun back and Robinson refused, firing one round into the ceiling, which prompted the robber to flee, West said.

    The suspect ran across U.S. 190 into a wooded area, police said. Covington police and a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit later attempted to track him, but his trail ended at a parking area on the other side of the woods, where investigators determined a car likely had been waiting for him, West said.
    Covington police are asking anyone with information to contact Lt. Steve Short at 985.892.8500.

    Glenn Jacob, an executive of Pontchartrain Foods Inc., which has its office directly behind the Covington Popeyes and which owns Popeyes franchises throughout the north shore, declined to comment on the attempted robbery or allow Robinson to give interviews.

    At first denying there even was an incident, Jacob later said on Monday that he was sick of talking about it, adding “if we never heard another word about it, that would be just fine.”
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    I am outraged! How dare the store manager keep someone's personal property!

    He should have promptly returned the gun... Bullets first!
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    ^^^^^^ Yep!
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    IMO the ceiling was the wrong thing to shoot.
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    Someone attacks you, threatens to kill you, you overpower the perp and take his gun, and then . . . you fire a warning shot and let them slip away?

    What am I missing here? Was it his cousin? This sounds like a clip from "Retards Who Don't Have A Clue. Episode 1".

    I guess the Popeyes thing has something to do with it. Call me a dumbfounded fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    IMO the ceiling was the wrong thing to shoot.
    The guy may not own a gun and don't know anything about a "warning" shot.
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    I think my 'warning shot' would have been in a different direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post


    The man then asked for his gun back and Robinson refused, firing one round into the ceiling, which prompted the robber to flee, West said.

    Maybe the BG had a Wilson Combat Custom 1911 and just had fallen on hard times ..... hahahaha
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    The Popeye's manager took the:

    Liberal approach.

    Disarm the perpetrator.
    Scold him, because his violent behavior is not allowed.
    Check the firearm to make sure it was working properly.
    Heaven knows we cannot just shoot someone because they threatend to kill, they have to do it first before we can.

    The Conservative approach.

    Disarm.
    Shoot in center mass.
    Call 911.

    All kidding aside, the manager is downright lucky to be alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Shoot in center mass.
    Disarm.

    Call 911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I am outraged! How dare the store manager keep someone's personal property!

    He should have promptly returned the gun... Bullets first!
    How dare he put a hole in the ceiling as opposed to the BG!
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    Sounds like the bad guy got lucky.. I hope they catch him before he can hurt someone. Why that manager didn't put a round through the bad guy instead of the ceiling, I will never know.

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    The manager probably did not want to go to jail for shooting a now unarmed BG.

    Also, given the jerk response of the corporate office as evidence of corporate attitude, he probably did not want to lose his job--these days, if you have a job, you really want to keep it.
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    Uhm, wait a minute here, let me get this straight.
    Now if this were me, some scum points a gun at me, threatens to kill me, I get the gun away from him, and he wants it back?????
    Sorry, I collect revolvers, stainless, nickel, and blue, maybe I'll add this one to my collection, after I empty it into Scum.
    After all I should test it first.
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    I woulda given him the gun back





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