GUN Hair salon owner shoots thief

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    Stunt man turned salon owner shoots robber
    Kevin Curran
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    Mar. 18, 2008 10:17 PM

    A would-be robber, “picked the wrong business and the wrong cowboy to mess with,” when he entered a Phoenix storefront and pulled out a gun.

    That’s because Rodd Wolff leads a double life. He is a movie stuntman. In training for roles in films like “Rambo III”, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and “Miracle at Sage Creek”, Wolff had to be able to shoot a gun while riding a horse. He got a chance to put those cowboy skills to use in the unlikely setting of the business he owns, a hair salon.

    Wolff, his wife and three clients were inside Hair Productions at 25 Street and Indian School Road about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon when the suspect walked in wearing a wig and dark sunglasses. Because of previous crimes at nearby businesses, Wolff had established a code word his employees would use in the event of a robbery.

    He was in a back room when he heard his wife utter the code word three times. As the robber moved further into the salon, Wolff removed a gun that had been wrapped in a towel and ordered the man to drop his gun. When he did not comply, Wolff fired three shots, striking the suspect.

    The robber dropped his wig and sunglasses and managed to get a green SUV outside the store. Wolff followed and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

    The suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

    Phoenix Police Lt. Robert Sparks was impressed at Wolff’s use of the code word. “It’s good for business owners to be prepared and have a plan,” Sparks said.

    Wolff says he first opened the salon in 1972. His acting career began in 1966’s “Duel At Diablo”. The Internet Movie Database credits him as a stuntman in18 films or TV shows. He is also listed as an actor in one film.

    Despite his actions taking down an armed robber in a salon with five innocent people, Wolff says, “I’m no hero.”
     
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    Good job on his part. Glad the police didn't dog on him too.
     
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    Glad to see the cops saying "its good to have a plan" about a cod word and a gun.
     
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    I'm guessing this didn't take place in california. Texas maybe?


    Smart move on use of the codeword.
     
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    OH! Sorry, not in there? Phoenix.
     
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    :coold: not some pussy ass cop who wants people to submit to criminals :h5:
     
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