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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:21 PM
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Police: Reno homeowner shot, killed man who was attempting to rob him
Reno police said a 32-year-old homeowner Wednesday night shot and killed a 19-year-old man who drove up to his home and confronted him with a gun while demanding his property.

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Investigators said the homeowner had just driven up to his home when he noticed a dark-colored pickup drive past him several times. It finally parked, and its headlights were shut off. Rafaqat said the homeowner felt the truck was suspicious and went inside his home to get a paper and pen to write down the license plate. The homeowner also tucked his 9mm gun inside his sweatshirt pocket.

Officers said that when he approached the truck, a man got out, displayed a firearm and demanded the homeowners property. The homeowner said the man began to work the slide of his weapon, which prompted him to fear for his life and fire several shots at the suspect, police said.

Police found a clip to an Airsoft pellet rifle on the ground near where the truck had been parked, but Rafaqat said it had not yet been determined what kind of weapon the suspect used.

http://www.rgj.com/article/20110407/NEWS/110407008/1002
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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:30 PM
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1. A criminal career has ended in the early stages. N/T
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Katya Mullethov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:46 PM
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2. I bet his probation officer will be inconsolable
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:44 PM
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3. I hope the homeowner announced his intentions first, and then
politely asked the robber's permission before he just started blasting away.























Yes, that's :sarcasm:
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:39 AM
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5. I'm disgusted that you think the home-owner should have opened fire at all
After all, the robber was just an unfortunate victim of the lingering Bush economy, trying to feed his elderly mother and a couple of adopted puppies - he meant no harm. Are you sure you're on the right site?
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:41 AM
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6. Were the puppies adopted from the shelter?
That makes a huge difference.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:08 AM
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7. Shelter puppies are only cute until they blow somebody away with a machine gun
And it happens. Every. Single. Time.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:30 AM
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4. Homeowner named Johnny Cash?
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