Very Bad: Unarmed Witness Pursues Armed Bank Robber: Pics, Video

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    Very Bad: Unarmed Witness Pursues Armed Bank Robber: Pics, Video

    The witness was actually surprised when the armed robber shot at him for chasing after him. Fortunately, the robber missed, and the man was unharmed.

    Would you run after an armed bank robber, if you were unarmed? This fellow is either incredibly brave, or extremely dumb.

    Here is a surveillance photo of the robber inside the bank:




    Here is a photo of the witness, Court Boice, talking to reporters. He works as a legislative assistant in the state government.




    Boice thinks that he did manage to get the license plate of the robber's car. But was that worth the risk of being shot at?

    Here is a TV News report about the robbery:


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    Green mesh bags???? this was an ecco friendly robber..................... and an unarmed river guid GVT worker (I see a made t=for TV movie here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerby View Post
    .and an unarmed river guid GVT worker
    He only does that work part of the year, however. The Oregon Legislature is currently in session, and he is presently working as a legislative assistance.

    He looks in great shape for being 56. I would take him for still being in his 40's

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    I would not go chase after a bank robber period be I armed or he/she/they visibly armed or not ( I _always_ assume a threat to be covertly armed!)

    Why would anyone think it reasonable to do different?

    My life and I assume this guys and most other folks too, is much more valuable than a corporations insured bits of paper and metal.
    Would this guy think to go chase after some robber of bearer bonds or how about a random car thief; Both of which being items that likely have greater real value than any amount of teller drawer money he might score from a branch location.

    As to right, wrong, law enforcement and punishment...That is the place and task of police.
    I am not a police.

    That the robber shot at him was IMHO a wake up call for him to;
    STOP!
    Think (About what he's doing, for why and what his family might have to say if he is killed or disabled for life!)
    Observe (Be a good witness) & Orient (Place ones self behind good cover or concealment at the least)
    Plan (A means to _survive_ if not escape toward this imminent threat)

    S.T.O.P. ~ It can literally save your life, which is first and foremost ahead of easily replaced/repaired man made products and things.

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    Going to run for senator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    Going to run for senator?
    Well, he ran for robber, why not senator :)
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    Hey, shows courage, a Law and Order candidate, not afraid to act. Sounds like a good platform.
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    I wouldn't chase him with the intention of restraining him, but I would try to see if he had a getaway car and what the license plate number was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    I would not go chase after a bank robber period be I armed or he/she/they visibly armed or not ( I _always_ assume a threat to be covertly armed!)

    Why would anyone think it reasonable to do different?

    My life and I assume this guys and most other folks too, is much more valuable than a corporations insured bits of paper and metal.
    Would this guy think to go chase after some robber of bearer bonds or how about a random car thief; Both of which being items that likely have greater real value than any amount of teller drawer money he might score from a branch location.

    As to right, wrong, law enforcement and punishment...That is the place and task of police.
    I am not a police.

    That the robber shot at him was IMHO a wake up call for him to;
    STOP!
    Think (About what he's doing, for why and what his family might have to say if he is killed or disabled for life!)
    Observe (Be a good witness) & Orient (Place ones self behind good cover or concealment at the least)
    Plan (A means to _survive_ if not escape toward this imminent threat)

    S.T.O.P. ~ It can literally save your life, which is first and foremost ahead of easily replaced/repaired man made products and things.

    https://safety.army.mil/LinkClick.as...0%3D&tabid=757

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    This guy has solid brass ones for sure. And a good witness.

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    Seems like a calm, cool and thoughtful guy.
    But I'm with Janq... I don't understand why he was willing to take such an extreme risk over a bag of paper (Billions more being printed every day.)
    The BG could've so easily turned on him, ran him down, and shot him into the ground.
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    And keep in mind that happened after dark too (!).

    As well he is very lucky that this dude once he reached his escape car choose to continue on foot as to flee,rather than to turn direction and chase the follower down to eliminate him.
    Not to mention the follower had no idea who else and how many might have been outside the bank waiting to offer support and security.

    For what is nothing but a few hundred dollars at best from a tellers drawer.
    No thanks. I am far more valuable than to risk it all over a bag of that.

    Other peoples own life may and clearly do vary, in value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    The witness was actually surprised when the armed robber shot at him for chasing after him. Fortunately, the robber missed, and the man was unharmed.

    Would you run after an armed bank robber, if you were unarmed? This fellow is either incredibly brave, or extremely dumb.

    Here is a surveillance photo of the robber inside the bank:




    Here is a photo of the witness, Court Boice, talking to reporters. He works as a legislative assistant in the state government.




    Boice thinks that he did manage to get the license plate of the robber's car. But was that worth the risk of being shot at?

    Here is a TV News report about the robbery:


    I wouldn't run after an armed robber armed - that's the job of the police.

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    Only time I'm confronting an armed robber of any sort, i if he's rounding us up or is asking everyone to empty your crap for him to take, and then execute us.

    Then I'm confronting.
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