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50 Responses to Clerk Fights Off Would Be Robbers

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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    Link: Clerk Fights Off Would Be Robbers - Dude jumps into action with a gun pointed at his head. Most of the action takes place off cam but you`ll get the gist.
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    spandi Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    very brave, but I would not risk death for a few dollars of the companies money
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    nmarty1 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Badass
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    He must have balls the size of coconuts.
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    mcshaker Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Unless this guy had a clear idea they were intending to shoot him, this was a huge mistake. Give them the money - call the cops. Maybe $500 in the till is not worth a bullet in the chest. His disarm failed - You can still see the gun in the perps hand after he leaps the counter. Far too risky.
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    that was badass, but ultimately not worth it. its never a good idea to go pouncing at a person holding you at gunpoint. he could have been killed for the small change in the cash register.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Huge BONUS, huge!!;-)
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    SHAAZAAMM Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    poo with a countdown like that i`d do the same. better than dying obeying em like a bitch
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Good on him, I`d hate to have some `gansta` dick shove a gun in my face, I`d be pissed off about it.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    his face when the gun wasn`t loaded
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    ya well i guesse they didn`t realize they were trying to rob jesus
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    n0n Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    while the `it`s not worth dying over` argument is valid, i think most of us would rather try our luck than sit down like little bitches while some gangsta-wannabe scum strips us of our dignity
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    Note to would be robbers: keep the gun close to your body. That`s the stupidest mistake robbers always make. Had he kept it to his body, Jesus wouldn`t have been able to grab the gun.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    @greenbasterd
    Hahaha made my day dude!
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    plastinum Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    I applaud him for standing up against such a thing but unless he owned the store, knowing how most corporations are now days, he probably got fired...most companies have a policiy to just hand over the cash instead of trying to stop thiefs...or worse, the thief got hurt trying to rob the place while the guy fought him and sues the store...and wins! Sad sad world we live in
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    dont know if that was stupid or brave
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Below is a picture of the most gorgeous, beauitiful, naked woman you have ever seen!
    She`s out of camera range, but you get the gist.




    the above photo is about as entertaining as the video posted
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Ha Gerry, That might have hurt my feelings if I hadn`t sifted through a number of your submissions.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I applaud him for standing up against such a thing but unless he owned the store, knowing how most corporations are now days, he probably got fired

    He wasn`t. He`d even told the shop owner in advance that he`d have a go if the place was robbed and he had an opportunity. He`s ex-military, so he`s had some relevant training.

    most companies have a policiy to just hand over the cash instead of trying to stop thiefs

    For very good reasons.

    or worse, the thief got hurt trying to rob the place while the guy fought him and sues the store...and wins!

    Does that actually happen in the USA? I mean actually happen, with references to court cases, not a statement that it happened sometime somewhere.

    You could probably get away with killing someone in those circumstances in the UK, let alone something like breaking their arm to force them to drop the gun. We have strong defence laws, thankfully.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    while the `it`s not worth dying over` argument is valid, i think most of us would rather try our luck than sit down like little bitches while some gangsta-wannabe scum strips us of our dignity

    I think most of us would do what the customer did - what they`re told to do by the person with a gun.

    It doesn`t strip me of my dignity if someone robs my workplace. Why should it?
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    March 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    If they came rushing in like that and started counting down I think it would be worth trying your luck to defend yourself... You never know if they`ll shoot or if they`re bluffing. Here in the Fort Bragg area (Fayetteville) there has been more shootings in the last couple months then I can even remember. For instance, a guy rear ended someone, and proceeded to approach the vehicle HE HIT and shot the male driver and his two kids... Crazy world were in.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    that was badass, but ultimately not worth it. its never a good idea to go pouncing at a person holding you at gunpoint. he could have been killed for the small change in the cash register.

    He might have been killed anyway. People have been killed in robberies even if they did let the robbers empty the till. You`d have to make a judgement call regarding which is the least bad course of action. In this case, the guy pointing a gun at him was counting down. That`s a bad sign.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    "Does that actually happen in the USA? I mean actually happen, with references to court cases, not a statement that it happened sometime somewhere."

    Unfortunately, Angilion, our self defense laws are very poor at best. I`m not so sure about this exactly, but I know there are several cases of armed burglary at private residences where the burglar has injured themselves and was able to successfully press charges against the homeowner. You barely have the right to hit someone back that hit you first without fearing charges.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    Unfortunately, Angilion, our self defense laws are very poor at best. I`m not so sure about this exactly, but I know there are several cases of armed burglary at private residences where the burglar has injured themselves and was able to successfully press charges against the homeowner. You barely have the right to hit someone back that hit you first without fearing charges.

    The problem I have is this:

    Many people believe the same thing is true in the UK because they heard it from someone who heard it from someone who read a story about it someone made up in some crap newsrag because controversy sells copies. This is despite official statements by several governments, the Home Office and the police, plus clearly written laws.

    Without actual court cases, I`m thinking that the same thing might well be true in the USA.

    We have free rein to attack intruders on sight in the UK. No need to warn them. No need for them to make threats.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    I think we`re too far the other way in the UK. In a recent case, a man gathered a gang, got weapons, hunted down a suspect and made a determined attempt to beat them to death in the street after they tried to run away. The victim survived but their brain was damaged by the repeated kicks, stamps and clubbings.

    The attacker got off.

    That`s not reasonable force in defence in my book.

    Had he clubbed the guy in the head with a bat while the guy had invaded his home and was threatening his family, fine. To hunt him down afterwards and try to beat him to death, not fine.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    March 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    @Angilion

    As I understand it, any wound exceeding necessary force could be chargeable. So if the home is broken into, and the burglar is wielding a knife and the homeowner shoots him in the stomach, that would be a bit excessive (in the eyes of the law).
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    "He might have been killed anyway. People have been killed in robberies even if they did let the robbers empty the till. You`d have to make a judgement call regarding which is the least bad course of action. In this case, the guy pointing a gun at him was counting down. That`s a bad sign."

    Yeah. I would not have attacked that guy who kept apologizing, calling me sir, and explaining that he needed to feed his kids. A person like that isn`t used to pulling guns out on people, and is probably nervous enough. Attack him and someone is likely to get hurt without anybody intending it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    madest

    oh no you didn`t just dis my submission!

    At least you can see my stuff. The cat clearly was seen farting and it was plain that the muslim guy was kicking his wife in the head.

    But I suppose cat farts and wife beatings are too high brow for IAB.

    }-)
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    n0n... respect doesn`t mean a thing to you if you`re dead (over something pointless to you). nice try though.
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    jjpolo15 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    In Texas your allowed to shoot to kill if someone is intruding your car, house, or workplace afaik. I think its total BS if an intruder gets hurt while in your house or w/e and then tries to sue you that they would actually be able to win that case. As far as im concerned those should be filed in the trash can along with the "owww this coffee is hot and i burnt myself with it SUE!!" cases
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    March 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    I have to say myself that was a very ballsy but very bad idea especially with a counter between the clerk and the gun toting dude. Though I wasn`t there, it wasn`t me so anything I say is merely speculation on my part.

    I`m on the fence as to whether I believe the southern US self defense laws, or our Canadian ones. Canada has that damn "reasonable force" clause which limits your response and can land you in very deep water if you kill someone in self defense. Still, robery is punished by jail time, not death, so gunning down an assailant in a robery isn`t kosher in my mind.

    That said, never happened to me, so I merely speculate. I suppose if it was my wife or family in danger, well I`d kill first, and go to jail knowing my people were alive to visit me.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Kalimata, I can agree with you in much of that. It is very difficult to speculate what you would do in a similar situation, though. As I mentioned before, many people have been shot and killed in my area recently. As stated earlier, a man and his kids. Several soldiers, a woman in a Walmart parking lot because she swooped into someones parking space, random hold ups in apartments, and most recently a lady getting shot as a passenger in an SUV.. By the driver.. I could go on and on with these, but my point is, I can`t help but wonder what would have happened had these people had taken a chance and stood up for themselves? Might they be alive today?
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    Angilion- There was a case in Arizona and a guy was hiking. A guy on the trail set his dogs on him (Harold Fish). Harold fired a shot into the ground to scare the dogs off. It did, but then the owner charged him, swinging and yelling that he was going to kill him. Harold shot 3 times. He then went over to his body, covered him with a blanket, and put a backpack under his head. Fish was a father of 7, a retired teacher, and had no prior record. It got really complicated, but one of the things initially decided that his 10mm hollowpoints were "too" suitable for self defense. They stated that "his bullets were designed to kill" and as such were too powerful for self defense. He was found guilty of 2nd degree murder, sentenced to 10 years. He appealed, and three years later was acquitted. The problem was, it was the defendants duty to prove he acted in self defense, not the prosecutors. The law was worded so that you were literally guilty until proven innocent. Here is
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    The Link
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    5 4 3 5... dude can`t countdown.
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    last1in Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    well you know be, doing my job, kicking ass
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    Now THAT is What Jesus Would Do
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    lectricmonk Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    I heard that it was a toy gun. Which begs the question, while the emo clerk is sufficiently bada$$, or had a big enough deathwish, to take that action, why did the two robbers back away from a gun that they knew wasn`t a threat, when it looked as if the two of them could have pounded that skinny whiteboy to paste?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2011 at 3:30 am
    I think its total BS if an intruder gets hurt while in your house or w/e and then tries to sue you that they would actually be able to win that case.

    Note that nobody has been able to provide an example of that happening.

    As far as im concerned those should be filed in the trash can along with the "owww this coffee is hot and i burnt myself with it SUE!!" cases

    People should read about that case. The coffee was deliberately being sold *dangerously* hot, *far too hot to drink* and caused serious burns requiring skin grafts. The company responsible knew they were putting people at risk and carried on doing it anyway.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2011 at 3:43 am
    tn11:

    I`ve read a little about that case. It is not at all like the claimed situation of "You barely have the right to hit someone back that hit you first without fearing charges."

    Fish deliberately killed someone who wasn`t armed and hadn`t touched him.

    How on earth can you consider that to be "You barely have the right to hit someone back that hit you first without fearing charges." ?

    Seriously, I`d like to know.

    Fish was released for political reasons which required major retroactive changes to the law to allow irrelevant information to be used in court to sway juries on emotional rather than rational grounds.

    Also, what`s this crap about "literally guilty until proven innocent"?

    You`re making a frankly rather disturbing twisting of the law and that deserves a post of its own.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    March 30, 2011 at 3:46 am
    Angilion are you talking about Munir Hussain? he attacked robbers that had tied him and his family up and threatened to kill them while they robbed them.
    He hit the man so hard with a cricket bat that it broke into 3 peices they also beat him with a metal pole, all this after he tried to run away.
    He was sentenced to 2 and a half years because he used excessive force, his brother got longer.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2011 at 3:55 am
    So, the burden of proof...

    We`re talking about people who aren`t saying "I didn`t do it". They`re saying "I did it, but it`s legal for me to have done so because specific circumstances match defined exceptions". In such cases, the onus is rightfully on the defendant to prove that their actions do match the defined exceptions to the law. That isn`t presumption of guilt. Guilt is already admitted, so it`s no presumption.

    You`ve just argued that if someone is definitely guilty of doing something usually illegal and raises a defence that it wasn`t illegal in this case for a specific reason, they must be acquitted by default.

    Are you sure you want that? You do realise it`s close to carte blanche for murderers, right:

    A shoots B in public, deliberately killing B.
    A claims that they thought B was drawing a gun with the intention to kill A.

    It`s impossible to prove that A was *not* thinking that, so A is acquitted under
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 30, 2011 at 4:02 am
    McDuff73:

    Yes, I am talking about Munir Hussain, who tried very hard to beat someone to death *as an act of revenge.* He got a 2 year suspended sentence, i.e. he got off.

    A suspended (i.e. no jail time) sentence for a particularly savage attempted murder resulting in a brain-damaged victim because it was politically useful to pander to the mob stirred up by the media and baying for vengeance to be allowed by the law.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2011 at 4:11 am
    Your right the court of appeal gave him a 12 month suspended sentence with supervision for 2 years, I missed that bit :)
    But his brother did go to jail for the attack.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2011 at 4:44 am
    Sad part is: he probably got fired for that.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2011 at 5:17 am
    Sad part is: he probably got fired for that.

    The sad part is how many people believe things just because they`ve been told to.

    You don`t know what happened in this case or what usually happens in cases of employees tackling robbers. You`re just assuming that most get fired because you`ve been conditioned by the media to assume that and you haven`t thought about it.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2011 at 7:05 am
    Dear Jeebus,
    Buy a gun.

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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2011 at 9:28 am
    WOW! their black though? what on earth? who/what would have EVER convinced a black man to try and pull off a ROBBERY? thats just insanity!!.. i mean you NEVER see anything like this EVER..highly shocking if i do say so myself..
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    I used to live in a ghetto town. There was an attempted robbery at a gas station that my friend worked at one time. The girl who was working that night had a gun pointed in her face and she beat the poo out of the robber. He tried to get away in a car and she kicked the windshield out, dented his hood, and pulled his side mirrors off. When the cops found him, she called the police station and demanded they bring him back because she was not finished kicking his ass.

    She didn`t get fired. But her boss gave her two weeks off so she could get some psychological help if she needed it.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2011 at 7:56 am
    Not really much to see. Unless I missed something, it seems funny that big guy was so easily escorted to the door. It didn`t seem that anyone had the gun at this point. One wonders what went down off camera.

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