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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 07:05 PM

 

Store owner beats back armed robber: 'My blood boiled over.'

Luis Quizhpe doesn't remember getting shot as he grabbed a bat and swatted at a gunman holding his brother-in-law by the throat in their Logan Square store.

But he can still hear the loud bangs of gunfire. Ten shots in all as he and his brother-in-law Luis Ernesto Aucaquizhpe bashed and battered and finally chased the robbers out of Quizhpe's Gifts and Sports Tuesday afternoon.

"I thought it was a toy, but what made me frightened and really made me angry was when they grabbed my brother-in-law by the neck and they were pointing the gun at him," Quizhpe, 62, said Wednesday from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was nursing a leg wound.

"It was like the Fourth of July. Pow, pow, pow," he said. "Then he was yelling, 'Kill the (expletive)."



http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-04-11/news/chi-cops-man-shot-during-logan-square-robbery-20130410_1_fire-extinguisher-gunman-fleeing-robbers

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Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
Warpy Apr 2013 #1
holdencaufield Apr 2013 #2
Common Sense Party Apr 2013 #3
Warpy Apr 2013 #4

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. Next time, aim that bat at the punk's head

There is nothing like a fractured skull to slow a thug down, gun or no gun.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:24 AM

2. Works on Zombies too

 

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 12:56 AM

3. He cracked 5 or 6 times in the noggin, from what I saw.

But I don't think he was swinging for the fences.

So are those store owners not legally allowed to have a firearm, since it's Chicago?

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:09 AM

4. I think that must be the case.

A well aimed bat is a damned good defensive weapon, especially when the shooter is too distracted to aim.

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