This is a discussion on Teen turns tables, shoots robber after taking away gun within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stor....16f16cb4.html Teen turns tables, shoots robber after taking away gun 09:32 PM CDT on Monday, June 18, 2007 WWLTV.com A 44-year-old man who was trying ...
Teen turns tables, shoots robber after taking away gun
09:32 PM CDT on Monday, June 18, 2007
A 44-year-old man who was trying to rob a teenager and his mother in a fast food drive thru was shot several times after the teen grabbed the gun from him and fired back, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee.
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The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the Arbyís drive-thru located at 3845 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie.
According to Lee, the victims were in their car waiting to place an order when 44-year-old Carl Chestnut of Kenner walked up to the vehicle and pointed a gun at them.
Lee said Chestnut tried to get into the car and was attempting to pull out the 53-year-old mother when the teen fought with him over the weapon, grabbed it away and then fired several times, striking Chestnut.
Chestnut was hit in the head and torso, but the injuries arenít believed to be fatal.
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Too bad the scumbag was not terminated.
Thank God we still have some kids left with guts in this country.
And the DA's office is still not sure if charges will be filed against the teen...who saved his family from the attempted hijacking?
The DA should be charged with stupidity...
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Id say the kid did a good job and he is a son a Mother can be proud of.
He probably just wanted directions to the nearest sheriffs department to turn in a gun he just found on the street.......poor guy.
In California, the kid would have been charged.
This kid is a true hero. Whats with the DAs office. This looks like a perfect case of self defense.
How selfish can the kid be to protect his mother, I mean I'm sure the 44 yr old was just trying to get a date with his mother and the kid just got jelous.
I couldn't even imagine there is any question a teen vs 44 yr old, the level of force the the criminal still could have against the teen should be sufficient for the kid to be able to claim he was fearing for his life.
The town should concider the kid a hero and his mom should be proud of him. Not even contemplate charges.
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The kid may have still felt threatened and within the BG "kill zone" Sounds very much like he did the right thing.
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