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How stupid can one person possibly be? Two people, really, since the girlfriend clearly didn't talk him out of it. Amazing.
I'm reading "Guns and Violence: The English Experience". It's kind of interesting w.r.t. this story because before England had a professional police force, citizens were actually required, to the extent of their ability, to follow and catch (or kill if unable to catch) anyone seen to have attempted or committed a felony. So this used to be an obligation, with a penalty for not doing it, in England.
But then, if they did get that plate number, then there are three perps at risk of charges of armed robbery and attempted murder. Unless, of course, they were smart enough to have stolen the vehicle and wiped it down. Even so, the gunman seems to be somewhat known to the victim, so it might be possible to find them anyway.
Getting a license plate is something I'd consider doing. But likely not in a situation where there were three and I'd been the victim of armed robbery by them. Particularly not if unarmed myself. As a third-party in which it was unlikely I'd be spotted, absolutely. Unarmed, though?
he was called into a parked vehicle by a man he had met before "but does not really know"
sounds like a drug deal / sale of stolen property gone bad. how many of you carry 500 cash regularly and get in to cars driven by people you don't really know while wearing 3800 in jewelry?
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Whatever it really was, I wouldn't do it without getting payed to.
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.