GUN armed robber gets pwned by 66 year old

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Customer helps foil store heist
    By KITTY CAPARELLA & REGINA MEDINA
    [email protected] 215-854-5880

    There's no shortage of heroes in Gomez Grocery in East Germantown.

    Yesterday about 12:15 p.m., a tall, 190-pound gunman walked in and announced: "This is a stickup!"

    With 15 customers inside, the 23-year-old gunslinger locked the door of the store on Walnut Lane near Baynton Street, said Det. Curtis Matthews, of Northwest Detectives.

    "The man turned around and you could see his gun, pointing at the [customers,]" said a 15-year-old customer, who was buying a smoked turkey sandwich, but didn't want to give her name.

    "I got down and started shaking real hard," she added.

    The gunman jumped on the freezer next to the cash register and pointed the gun at store owner Eddie Gomez, who was behind the counter, she said.

    A quick-thinking patron, Thomas Santana, 66, then grabbed the gunman around his legs from behind - in a "bear hug" - as he stood on the freezer with his back to the customers, said Matthews.

    Gomez came from behind the counter and helped Santana, 5-foot-4, wrestle the 6-foot-1 gunman to the floor, said Matthews.

    Startled, the gunman fired two wild shots, shooting himself once in the head - the bullet entered and exited his head. Still, he wouldn't give up his gun, Matthews said.

    So, Santana grabbed a nearby jar of Mott's applesauce off a shelf and slugged him four times in the head.

    "Finally, the guy passes out," said Matthews. "There's blood everywhere - on the floor, all over." Meantime, the 15-year-old girl and her cousin had fled to the kitchen with another man and woman and closed the door. "I started crying and praying and stuff," the girl said.

    Several minutes later, the girls peeked out the kitchen door and saw police. The shooter was being taken out the door on a stretcher.

    The gunman, whose name was not released last night, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was in stable condition after being treated for head injuries.

    He is expected to be charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, attempted robbery, reckless endangerment and weapons violations.
     
  2. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    WTF. The guy shot himself in the head, the bullet exited, and then they had to hit him in the head with a bottle of applesauce four times to knock him out.
    :eek3:
     
  3. Zombie Pornstar

    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    Death by applesauce.
     
  4. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    Great story.

    Glad to see that there are people with some balls out there :cool:
     
  5. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    Maybe I need to start carrying a bottle of apple sauce
     
  6. copperhead035

    copperhead035 New Member

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    Hey Squid, do you think you could start posting links to stuff like this? I have discussions about guns on other boards I'm on and like to use actual news stories to back up what I have to say (something the anti gunners I argue with never seem to be able to do).
     
  7. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Hmm, shot himself in the head and taken to Einstein Hospital, you say?
     
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    Fire Sauce New Member

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    I need a CCW for applesauce.
     
  9. Michael Westen

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    I came in hoping the 66 yr old was CCW and waxed the robber. :hs:
     
  10. hitnrun99

    hitnrun99 New Member

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    "This is a stickup!" LMFAO :bowrofl:
     
  11. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I usually post stories like this when I come across them.
     
  12. no7fish

    no7fish New Member

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    BAHAHahahaha

    Is this an advertisement for Mott's?? I suppose not just any other will do huh....?

    Nice to hear people are taking up for themselves though! And just think of how much more easily it could have been handled if anyone in the crowd were packing...
     
  13. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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  14. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    that kid had some fight in him...! :rofl:

    he's obviously in the wrong line of work tho...
     

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