Gun-toting citizen foils robbery

Gun-toting citizen foils robbery

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    Gun-toting citizen foils robbery

    Here's one for the Friday morning quarterbacks:

    http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5409861

    Albany -- A bystander broke up a Northwest Albany armed robbery he witnessed by firing two gunshots in the air. He then followed the armed robbers as they fled, and alerted police who arrested the three gunmen.

    Now, the man who stopped the robbers and their victims are too scared to talk to us on camera, afraid the young crooks will come after them.

    Just before 11:00 Wednesday night two gunmen jumped a man and a woman in the back parking lot as they left Mama Gina's Restaurant on North Slappey.

    The male victim, Michael, is afraid to show his face on camera, worried the robbers will come after him again. "He had a red bandana on, waving a gun all around, threatened to shoot us if we didn't give them the money."

    Marcus saw the robbery happening, and decided to help. He is too afraid to give his name or talk to us, but when he saw the robber's guns, he went to get his. Mama Gina's owner Vinny Mannino said, "The guy go in his car and get his gun. He shoot one shot in the air to scare the guys, they run away. He shot another shot in the air to make them stop, but they keep running."

    The two robbers jumped into a car and fled down Tenth Avenue. Marcus followed in his car, letting police know what was going on. Mannino said "He call 911, from the car. He was communicating with 911."

    The robbers threw their guns and the victim's wallet and purse out the window as they drove North on Slappey, and then onto the bypass, where Police stopped them.

    Charged with armed robbery are 19-year-old Dejean Thomas and two 16-year-old juveniles.

    Marcus told us that he just wanted to help, that's why he rushed the armed robbers. Mannino said, "I think we need more people like him, help each other."

    Michael said there is no doubt Marcus is a hero. "He's a pretty good guy. It's great somebody around here wants to help, and get involved."

    But Marcus and Michael admit they are both still scared, worried that the robbers or their friends will seek revenge. Marcus said the Police took his .357 Magnum as evidence after the robbery, but they assured him he would get it back soon.


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    Discharging a round into the air is just foolish, IMHO.

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    My immediate thought is that whatever goes up must come down. Its great the guy was there to break up the robbery but he could have seriously injured/killled innocents.
    "Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon

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    Thankfully this worked out for the good and nobody was hurt. Of course we don't know the details, but going after the BGs may not be the best plan.

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    It is a waste of ammunition to shoot up in the air; not once but twice!
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    Shooting into the air is typical "saw it in the movies or on TV" training.

    How many times have you been to the movies ot watching TV and the GoodGuy shoots into the air?

    Too many take this as being legit.
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    Why didn't he shoot at the BG's instead of the sky?

    I mean it worked out, but dang, what if they DIDN'T run and decided to let some lead fly his way?

    Besides. Have you seen ammo prices lately?

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    Vinny Mannino said, "The guy go in his car and get his gun. He shoot one shot in the air to scare the guys, they run away. He shot another shot in the air to make them stop, but they keep running."
    Ahh, the thugs did not understand binary. That was why they did not stop.

    And yes had he shot THEM they would not be around to come back and get revenge.

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    This happened 2 blocks from my home. It's a densely populated area and a major expressway close by. Shooting into the air was dangerous. I would have put my front sight on them and shouted for them to stop, if they raised their weapon (I understand there was only one gun), fight's on!
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    also, had he shot the BGs while they were on the run, he would have done so in their backs.... how would that have played out? could one claim SD when they BGs have been shot int he back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontSight View Post
    This happened 2 blocks from my home. It's a densely populated area and a major expressway close by. Shooting into the air was dangerous. I would have put my front sight on them and shouted for them to stop, if they raised their weapon (I understand there was only one gun), fight's on!
    The only thing about that is, that would likely cause the BG to grab one of the victums and then you have a hostage situation on your hands.
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    Why Shoot Into the Air?

    Either shoot the BG or don't shoot at all. One should not (IMO) be pulling a weapon for a warning...either it comes out because you're going to use...or keep it concealed!
    The people WERE safe, but remember (I''m assuming here...) they chose not to have a weapon...and you are NOT a cop. When the BG's left the scene...end of story. Chasing them was not a wise thing to do. How do you claim 'self-defense' when you knowingly chase the armed BG's who then decide to shoot it out with you down the road.
    They got the wallet, no one was hurt...LET IT GO! Let the cops take the report, they do that very well!

    Stay alert...stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Either shoot the BG or don't shoot at all. One should not (IMO) be pulling a weapon for a warning...either it comes out because you're going to use...or keep it concealed!
    The people WERE safe, but remember (I''m assuming here...) they chose not to have a weapon...and you are NOT a cop. When the BG's left the scene...end of story. Chasing them was not a wise thing to do. How do you claim 'self-defense' when you knowingly chase the armed BG's who then decide to shoot it out with you down the road.
    They got the wallet, no one was hurt...LET IT GO! Let the cops take the report, they do that very well!

    Stay alert...stay safe!

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    +1! Well said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    Discharging a round into the air is just foolish, IMHO.
    Broke up the robbery; didn't have to kill anyone; criminals got caught. No way to plan any situation out, but the end result worked.

    Of course, now comes the inevitable waiting game while some lunatic lawyer get it into his/her head that there's pain and suffering to be delivered on a GG ... by finding some way to sue his a$$. Let 'em come.
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    CCW9mm...

    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Broke up the robbery; didn't have to kill anyone; criminals got caught. No way to plan any situation out, but the end result worked.

    Of course, now comes the inevitable waiting game while some lunatic lawyer get it into his/her head that there's pain and suffering to be delivered on a GG ... by finding some way to sue his a$$. Let 'em come.
    CCW...you see, this is why I love Florida. The BG cannot sue...in fact, if he finds an attorney to try a civil suit...he pays for your attorney to counter...no problem...I love Florida...
    This law coming to your state soon...hopefully!

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