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Cabbie shrugs off bullet wounds, subdues robbery suspect

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itisbruno, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    That is one tough hombre

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    A Waukegan man was in police custody today in the shooting and attempted robbery of a cab driver this morning in Zion.

    About 3:10 a.m., Zion police responded to the 3100 block of Lebanon Avenue for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police found the victim's cab stopped in a front yard up against a house, according to police.

    They said they found the victim, a 44-year-old man, lying on top of the suspect, pinning him down until officers could arrest him. After taking the suspect, a 38-year-old man, into custody, officers could see that the cab driver was injured, and discovered he had been shot.

    Police said Zion fire personnel transported the cab driver to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, but he was later taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

    The cab driver was in critical condition this afternoon at Advocate Condell, where he was ungoing surgery, said Chris Vicik, a hospital spokeswoman.

    Police said the cab driver was shot multiple times, including in the left side of his neck, right side of his neck, near the center or back portion of his neck, in his lower lip or jaw, and his back.

    "It was after being shot that [the cab driver] jumped into the back seat of the cab, where he struggled with [the suspect], eventually able to subdue and hold [the suspect] until police arrived," Zion police said in a statement.

    Police found a small-caliber 5-shot revolver in the back seat of the cab. The cab also had a bullet hole in the windshield directly in front of the driver's seat.

    The suspect told police that he called the cab in Waukegan for a ride into Zion. When questioned by police, the suspect said he shot the cab driver several times intending to rob him.

    Charges against the suspect were pending approval by the Lake County state's attorney's office.
     
  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    i hope like hell the cabbie pulls through.

    hes got moxy!:wow:
     

  3. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Pretty tough fuy to take 5 hits and still have energy.
     
  4. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Absolutely "one tough hombre". You know, most folks don't really understand just how hard it is to bring down a man who doesn't want to be brought down.

    But this guy sounds as he did it while in "critical condition" to boot. My hat's definitely off to him. Wish him well and hope he pulls through ok.

    Something tells me he will. Strong will on the guy.
     
  5. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    Must have been one of those old Ruger 9mm revolvers.... :whistling:

    -ET
     
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    I wouldn't want to suppose the shooter suffered post arrest vertigo, but the possibility doesn't make me weep any.

    Tell me again why the shooter isn't politely hung tuesday and his parts auctioned as restitution? Heck, if he's in good shape he might actually cover the hospital bill.
     
  7. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    YES!!

    Best post of the day.

    I like how you think, mitch

    :thumbsup:
     
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    +1

    Some folks run, some folks fight, some folks just freeze up.

    This guy didn't want to give up despite his injuries and from time to time those who do evil will run into someone who will not just lie down and take a beating no matter the odds.
     
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    That's pretty darn impressive!
     
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    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    This cabbie clanks when he walks!
     
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    As the old saying goes..."mind over matter."
     
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    I'm sure the shooter will take care of the cabbie's hospital bill.
     
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    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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  14. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    keep us up to date on the cabbie's status.
     
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    Just hope that cabbie doesn't decide to become a bad guy. :supergrin: