Another Elderly Store Owner in Buffalo Defends Himself With A Weapon

Another Elderly Store Owner in Buffalo Defends Himself With A Weapon

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    Another Elderly Store Owner in Buffalo Defends Himself With A Weapon

    Some of you may remember the thread I posted a few days back about the elderly pizza shop owner in Buffalo who scared away some would-be robbers with a warning shot through the plexiglass.

    Here is another septuagenarian defending himself with a handgun:

    The Buffalo News: Buffalo/Erie County: Store owner shoots would-be robber

    A 73-year-old West Side store owner foiled a robbery Wednesday evening when he pulled out a 9 mm handgun and shot the wouldbe bandit.

    It was the second time in three days an elderly city store owner fired a gun during a robbery attempt. The 78-year-old owner of Bocce Club Pizzeria on Clinton Street chased away two would-be robbers Monday night with a warning shot.

    Police said Wednesday’s incident occurred when Shaun M. Ford, 30, of Linwood Avenue, North Tonawanda, targeted the West Side Market at 255 Carolina St. just before 7 p.m. and demanded money from owner Ali Abdulla. Ford was wearing a protective mask used in paint-ball and was armed with a rifle, according to Central District Lt. David S. Stabler, head of the investigation.

    Ford followed Abdulla behind the counter, continuing to demand money and pointing the rifle at him, police said. Abdulla then pulled out his licensed handgun and fired as many as two shots at Ford, striking him once in the leg, police said.

    Ford fled the store, dropping the rifle and his mask and fell to the sidewalk just outside the store’s front door, where he cried for help, police said.

    He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment and is expected to survive, police said. Criminal charges against him were being processed late Wednesday, according to Michael J. De- George, Buffalo police spokesman.

    The son of the store owner, Ahmed Abdulla, said his father runs the store from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

    “The person came in and pointed the gun at him and my father shot him,” he said. “I’m proud of him.”

    Police said it is unlikely the father, who was not injured, will face charges in the incident.

    “It’s not that we encourage vigilantism, but he appeared to have acted in self-defense,” DeGeorge said. “Sometimes it’s just reactionary. People react very differently in different situations.”

    As for the Bocce Club pizzeria, it was the second time in less than two weeks that the business was robbed. The owner there was confronted about 7 p.m. Jan. 2 by two men, one with a pistol, who demanded money. Both bandits fled with cash.

    Monday, two men entered the shop and one pointed a handgun at the owner but that time the owner pulled out his own gun and fired a single shot, scaring off the bandits.


    Good for him.
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    "It's not that we encourage vigilantism..."

    Yeah, but you sure don't mind equating self-defense with it.

    Someone threatens directly to kill you, and stopping that makes you a vigilante? People that think that way are seriously stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom Doc View Post
    "It's not that we encourage vigilantism..."

    Yeah, but you sure don't mind equating self-defense with it.
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    Well said Doc, very well said.
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    "“It’s not that we encourage vigilantism, but he appeared to have acted in self-defense,” DeGeorge said. “Sometimes it’s just reactionary. People react very differently in different situations.”"

    What a gutless statement. Just what about what I would expect a cop in a city of NY state to say.

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    "where he cried for help." That tickles the heck out of me!! He was expecting a disarmed victim and got the opposite.

    Another robbery gone good!!
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    Ford fled the store, dropping the rifle and his mask and fell to the sidewalk just outside the store's front door, where he cried for help, police said.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    Poor baby, did he get shot instead of getting money. Hammerhead should have stayed on Linwood Ave. instead of trying to take something that didn't belong to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom Doc View Post
    "It's not that we encourage vigilantism..."

    Yeah, but you sure don't mind equating self-defense with it.

    Someone threatens directly to kill you, and stopping that makes you a vigilante? People that think that way are seriously stupid.
    yes, i caught that right off. mr. degeorge needs really didn't report this very well at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    yes, i caught that right off. mr. degeorge needs really didn't report this very well at all.
    Looks like Michael J. De- George is the police or spokesperson.
    Not really as bad as looks at first glance
    Quote Originally Posted by DeGeorge
    “It’s not that we encourage vigilantism, but he appeared to have acted in self-defense,” DeGeorge said. “Sometimes it’s just reactionary. People react very differently in different situations.”
    Same as saying "We don't encourage vigilantism. This was a clear case of self defense. People react very differently in different situations some folks po their depends others stand up and kick butt.
    Way to go Ali Abdulla 73 years old and still capping BG's
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    Quote Originally Posted by mech1369dlw View Post
    Ford fled the store, dropping the rifle and his mask and fell to the sidewalk just outside the store's front door, where he cried for help, police said.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    Poor baby, did he get shot instead of getting money. Hammerhead should have stayed on Linwood Ave. instead of trying to take something that didn't belong to him.
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