GUN Copper-Theft Suspect Shot dead

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Copper-Theft Suspect Shot
    http://www.wbap.com/Article.asp?id=785673&spid=18042
    GARLAND (WBAP) - It's happened three times in the last week alone: Someone has climbed onto the roof of Bargain Town Variety & Furniture Store on Broadway in Garland, intent on stealing copper tubing from the air conditioning units. Store owner Jimmy Sheu was frustrated. "We called the police; the police don't even come," he said. "They just take a report over the phone."

    On Wednesday night, Sheu's 25-year-old son took matters into his own hands, climbing onto the building with a gun. At around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a man carrying a backpack filled with tools made his way onto the roof, where he was shot at least once. Police say the man retreated to the parking lot, where paramedics later pronounced him dead.

    The owners of the discount store have mixed emotions: We're "kind of glad," Julia Sheu told WBAP. "But we didn't mean to kill the guy." She says her son had no choice when the suspect ignored his orders to stop and back away.

    For now, police say the shooting was justified. The case is expected to be referred to a grand jury.

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    Sounds good, hopfully the grand jury clears him.
     
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    not like he can dispute it :hsughno:
     
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    Good. Those faggots steal entire A/C units around here from churches, schools, anything.
     
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    Whats the scrap value of copper from an a/c unit anyway? I can't imagine its truly that much although I suppose its perspective and scale. When our building was destroyed there were like 4 homeless guys on bikes with bolt cutters in the basket circling the rubble like vultures.
     
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    Looks like its going for $3.80 a pound. Depending on the type of unit dont think your going to get much more then 3 or 4 pounds.
     
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    I got 5 bucks a pound for copper scrap from my work that they were going to pay some one else to cart off.:bowdown: All metals are getting stupid expensive. THANKS CHINA FOR BUYING ALL THE SCRAP MAKING AMMO AND EVERYTHING ELSE MORE EXPENSIVe.:rl::madfawk:
     
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    gotta have patients to sit on a roof all night.
     
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    I'd never go to a roof top physician.
     
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    :rofl:

    I thought the same thing...
     
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    haha damn it. this is what happens when your wife is yelling at you to get off(not like that). either way, patience is good too.
     
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    Odds are the grand jury will call it a good shoot. Texans tend to see criminals shot dead by property owners as good crime deterrence. AFAIK, The laws on deadly force also allow you to shoot if - amongst other things - you believe that you have no other way to recover to goods or subdue a thief at night.
     
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    6 bucks a pound here.

    BTW, Copper thieves given free lead:mamoru:
     
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    Copper is roughly $4/lb.

    People have started stealing man-hole covers for the scrap around here now.
     
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    That's been going on for the longest time now in Poland, stealing manhole covers that aren't secured :rofl:
     
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    He may of gotten a little bit of copper too. :mamoru:
     
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    Suprised they are even sending it to a grand jury
     

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