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Pizza man delivers shot to armed robbers

October 23rd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Pizza man delivers shot to armed robbers

A pizza delivery man found himself forced to use his concealed gun to protect himself Tuesday night when two men allegedly attempted to rob him at gunpoint in the 100 block of Booker Street, according to a report from Lt. David Young, Lufkin Police Department spokesman.

Police arrested Johnx R. Greer, 18, at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday on a charge of aggravated robbery in the incident. Police are still investigating the identity of the other suspect.

The delivery man, who has a license to carry a handgun, told police he walked up to the door of the house and rang the doorbell, but the house was vacant. The two men came from behind the side of the house, pointing handguns at him and demanded his cell phone and money while he was delivering a pizza to a house at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, according to the report. The delivery man drew a .22 caliber Derringer and fired two shots at Greer.

Greer and the other man fled on foot, according to the report. The delivery man was not injured, but Greer was arrested after being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the back. Greer is currently being held at the Angelina County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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Pizza man delivers shot to armed robbers

I just LOVE a FEEL GOOD story, and this is one of them, in almost every respect.

The negative side you ask?? Why, it’s almost a certainty that Papa John’s will fire the guy. I don’t have ANY solid information on that, it IS speculation on MY part, but I would be totally surprised if they didn’t!

I had a friend that was going to school, working on his Masters in Education while holding down a full time teaching job and pulling a 10P - 6A shift at a local convenience store that shall remain unnamed because I have never spent a penny in one since, I can live without a *Big Gulp*… Uh, Ooops…

Anyway, my friend was getting robbed, an armed robber, he bent over like he was going to open the safe and the robber was briefly distracted, my friend came up with his .357 and punched this SOB’s ticket for him.

The police are happy, one less asshole on the street, my buddy is happy, he didn’t get robbed and lived to tell a good story but the corporate headquarters was seriously pissed off, they fired him. It seems they had this corporate policy about *giving in* to robbers and carrying a weapon was completely OUT of the equation.

My buddy lost his 2nd job, had no trouble getting a new one, he was a local hero of sorts, went on to get his Masters and is still a wonderful guy and a great Conservative educator.

This pizza guy will get a new job if he gets fired, but IF Papa John’s doesn’t fire him, I’ll eat Papa John’s pizza exclusively from now on!!

EDIT TO ADD: Info regarding this being a delivery person for Papa John’s Pizza is HERE, the link had rolled off the front page and I had to dig a bit!!

EDIT TO ADD: Lufkin Police have arrested a second man in connection to the attempted robbery of a pizza delivery man Tuesday evening.

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Police arrest second suspect in pizza delivery robbery

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Armed 85-year-old woman forces intruder to call cops

August 19th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Armed 85-year-old woman forces intruder to call cops

POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) — An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said.

“I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Leda Smith said.

Smith heard someone break into her home Monday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor’s home was burglarized a few weeks ago.

“I said ‘What are you doing in my house?’ He just kept saying he didn’t do it,” Smith said.

After the 17-year-old boy called 911, Smith kept holding the gun on him until state police arrived at her home in Springhill Township, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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And this is the exact reason the American homeowner should be armed. When a 85 year old woman has more guts than many so-called men, well, go get em Granny, ya done good! :D

Recently we’ve had a string of home burglary attempts here in MY little corner of Texas. Daylight home invasions. And in ALL 5 incidents the residents have been home when these little thugs struck. And in all 5 instances there has been a reasonably good I.D. made of the burglars.

Now here’s the one thing that just torques me to no end. We have the The Castle Doctrine here in Texas, and thank God we do. Many of you also are aware of the case of Joe Horn and the shooting in Pasadena, TX and this: Joe Horn cleared by grand jury in Pasadena shootings

Now personally, I think the Castle Doctrine was used to push the envelope a bit on this one, but a clear precedent was set, in Texas, the homeowner is King of the Castle. King, that is, if he’s a gun owner and not afraid to actually USE a gun in defense of his home and family.

OK, back to the burglaries here in my little corner of Texas, 5 so far, good descriptions, a really good Police Department all over this thing, sounds good so far. Except for one little thing. The bad guys are still breathing free Texas air.

One of these daytime home invasions took place 4 or 5 houses down from me, on the opposite side of the street, the guy was home, he locked himself in an upstairs bedroom and called the police. When the burglars heard him slam the bedroom door, they fled, and in many ways, that’s a good thing I suppose, if the guy was unarmed and/or untrained, but the bad guys are still out there, on our streets, presenting a clear and present danger to all the decent homeowners in my little corner of Texas.

In all 5 cases the description was the same, height, weight, race, hair, vehicle, all of it. These little hoodlums are going to kick in the wrong door and some well armed and well trained retired military or law enforcement guy, a gun nut that loves to shoot, some of our survivalists types or just one of our all around wonderful CHL holding neighbors is going to punch their ticket and send their asses to hell. I wonder what kind of *racists* we’ll be when that happens.

Oh, I didn’t mention it?? Yeah, both are black. I didn’t want to be accused of *racism* or racial profiling by using that as a part of the description. :?

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