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Interesting video of (armed?) robbery

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by glock_ME, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. kempeh

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    IMO, It looks staged. The other people don't even move from sitting down or even seem to look in the robbery direction. I understand the guy has a gun but after he keeps walking away the last thing I'm going to do is just sit back down at my table like nothing happened.
     


  2. RussP

    RussP Moderator

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    Call 911
     
  3. kensteele

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    Let them leave. You have no right to stop them from leaving, once he turns his back and is walking away, the crime is over. Don't even think about shooting them in the back especially over your property. He obviously came to get your wallet, he got it, now let him leave with it because he doesn't want to hurt you (statistics say so). Call 911, wait 20-30 minutes for the police to arrive, hopefully you get some of your property back later.
     
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  4. TKOFaith

    TKOFaith The InTIMidator

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    ^^^This
     
  5. cmoore04

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    This is not true, citizen's arrest. California Penal Code (and I'm sure other states) give gives citizens the right to detain and arrest for public offenses.

    837. A private person may arrest another:
    1. For a public offense committed or attempted in his presence.
    2. When the person arrested has committed a felony, although not
    in his presence.
    3. When a felony has been in fact committed, and he has reasonable
    cause for believing the person arrested to have committed it.

    This means you can stop them. and you can justify using force according to other sections. But can and should are two different things. Are you willing to get hurt or hurt someone else for replaceable items?
     
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  6. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Or get arrested or sued.

    Or all of the above.
     
  7. TKOFaith

    TKOFaith The InTIMidator

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    This is true. "Stuff" isn't worth the risk IMHO.
     
  8. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Lifetime Member

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa....

    The crime is not "over" while the criminals are making their escape. And anyone can sue anyone---so what?

    Now, to separate what you're justified in doing from what you ought to do: Call 911.
     
  9. Lord

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    Looks like at the very end of that, the guy is reaching to get a cell phone or something so maybe he was going to call 911....

    Side note: in TX we have the right to actively pursue, but in this case there's two ... there's no other way to say it... an active pursuit would more than likely mean someone gets shot. Stuff can be replaced. Grab the phone
     
  10. IT0

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    Just call 911, a wallet is not worth shooting or getting shot over.
     
  11. glock_ME

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    For the record the perps snatched an IPAD.


    And I agree, calling 911 is the smart move. :whistling:
     
  12. alabaster

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    word. I agree. What SHOULD YOU DO? Or, What WOULD YOU DO? This is a bigger issue than an iPad. Steve Jobs wouldn't want you blasting some kid over one of his technotoys. Still, these fools have done this type of thing before, and will continue to until someone gives them reason not to.:steamed:

    For this, I'll gladly volunteer..
     
  13. AA#5

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    Whether stated or not, calling police would be the only wise move.

    Even if no weapon was involved, two young guys against one obese guy = not good for the victim. The victim was hardly in any condition to chase anyone & whatever was stolen isn't worth injury or worse.
     
  14. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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  15. Peace Frog

    Peace Frog ...............

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    Out in public I'd call 911...but in Texas you can use deadly force on a fleeing suspect.Yeah I know somebody is going to say that I'm wrong.Look it up.
    I would not use deadly force if someone stole my iPad,phone,wallet etc... in public.
    But if you are fleeing from my home with my property you may get some lead flying your way.I have things that cannot be replaced in my home and if somebody takes off with them I hope they can run real dang fast. :whistling:
     
  16. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru texas proud

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    what a bunch of whoosys.... call 911..... sir what did he look like.... well he was black and had a t shirt on....... ok thanks for the info.... with this and a dollar we should be able to get some coffee... what a waste of time
     
  17. kensteele

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    there was a heavy dose of sarcasm in my previous post that was obviously missed.
     
  18. Peace Frog

    Peace Frog ...............

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    What about items that cannot be replaced?:dunno: