80 year old snatches gun from thief

This is a discussion on 80 year old snatches gun from thief within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; 80-year-old Omaha store owner foils armed robber- MyMotherLode.com An 80-year-old's quick thinking foiled an armed robber's attempt to hold up an Omaha liquor store. Store ...

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: 80 year old snatches gun from thief

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array paramedic70002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Franklin, VA
    Posts
    5,127

    80 year old snatches gun from thief

    80-year-old Omaha store owner foils armed robber- MyMotherLode.com

    An 80-year-old's quick thinking foiled an armed robber's attempt to hold up an Omaha liquor store. Store owner Floyd Westbrook was closing up his Sugar Hill Package Liquor on Wednesday when a man wearing a ski mask and holding a gun ran in and demanded money.

    Westbrook opened the register, and when the gunman looked down to take a look at the cash, the 80-year-old Westbrook snatched the gun out of the robber's hand.

    Westbrook said the robber fled with $19, yelling as he ran,"Don't shoot!"

    Westbrook said it was his first encounter with a robber in 40 years, but added he was never afraid.

    Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array OMEGA2669's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lakewood, Colorado
    Posts
    262
    LoL. Great that the store owner wasn't harmed. That is the funniest thing to me though.

    Don't shoot!
    Numbskull.
    AT3 (O-Level) United States Navy - NRA Life Member
    "Molan labe! Just try... I'll show you the strength of my conviction... and I'll sleep well that night..."

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,177
    I'm surprised they didn't charge the old man with theft for taking the robbers gun (sarcasm)
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  5. #4
    Ex Member Array PNUT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    913
    "Snatch the gun from my hand Grasshopper".....pops passed the old Kung Fu test...lol

  6. #5
    VIP Member
    Array RoadRunner71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,325
    So, does he get to keep the gun? $19.00 would be a fair trade! LOL
    "Mind own business"
    "Always cut cards"

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array Pikachu711's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    2,461
    I heard about this story on the local knew tonight. Too funny!
    "Gun control is being able to hit your target."
    Glock 26

  8. #7
    Member Array grandma4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    459
    You go grandpa! One for the good guys!

  9. #8
    Member Array LinkT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    56
    So, does he get to keep the gun? $19.00 would be a fair trade!
    +1. If I knew I would come out of that situation alive I'd make that trade too. ^_^
    Life is about choices. One who chooses to attack without cause has also chosen to accept whatever defensive measures his target has readied. If this includes violence and death, so be it.

    G26--->Supertuck

  10. #9
    Member Array prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    So, does he get to keep the gun? $19.00 would be a fair trade! LOL
    Works for me.
    Jp

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member
    Array SleepingZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    ne
    Posts
    1,737
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    So, does he get to keep the gun? $19.00 would be a fair trade! LOL
    That's exactly what I was thinking...


    Z
    An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.

  12. #11
    Distinguished Member Array TerriLi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,231
    I wonder if the man will be able to keep the gun, or if the LEOs will keep it for evidence. I would say finders keepers, heck if he posts an ad saying the owner can claim it if he wants it back he just might. Seriously I think the LEOs should let him keep it just incase the BG decides to try and "claim" it.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

  13. #12
    Member Array g4373's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Springfield,MO
    Posts
    15
    Ditto!

  14. #13
    Member Array SYKO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    66
    with that $19 he can go to wally world and buy a box of ammo, if he can find any..
    I don't deal with psychos. I put them away. - Marion Cobretti- Cobra

  15. #14
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,558
    I think he should be able to keep the gun, but he definitely should have given the bullets back.

    Congrats Mr. Westbrook...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Terrible: 12 Year Old Fataly Shoots Another 12 Year Old With Father's Gun
    By JonInNY in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 24th, 2010, 04:48 PM
  2. Sad: 4 Year Old Shoots and Kills 3 Year Old Friend
    By DaRedneck in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: August 1st, 2010, 03:33 PM
  3. 70 year old fights off 22 year old burglar and holds him at gun point
    By ctsketch in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 20th, 2010, 12:43 PM
  4. 17 Year old kills 10 year old brother on purpose
    By HKinNY in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: December 11th, 2009, 12:51 AM
  5. 3-year-old girl shoots 6-year-old boy after finding felon's gun
    By peacefuljeffrey in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 9th, 2007, 12:31 PM