Skip to comments.Sheriff Offers Victim a Gun, Gun Shop Gives a .38
Posted on 02/15/2017 3:59:10 AM PST by marktwain
The robber grabbed a pistol and some other items from the vehicle and started to leave.Police were able to arrest both suspects. As part of the investigation, Harrel's guns were seized and are being held as evidence. The sheriff of Telfair County, where Harrel lives, applauded his crime fighting efforts. At this point Harrels name was not yet published. From facebook.com:
When he turned back around with his gun pointed, Harrell fired a shot from another weapon he had concealed in the car, hitting 21-year-old Devin Wilbert.
I am extremely grateful that this fellow Telfair Countian was not killed or seriously injured during this violent encounter, and I commend him for having his own personal protection, and for being prepared to use it,The sheriff did not stop there. Sheriff Steverson showns gratitude to the armed citizen. He commends him for his actions, he then says he will find a way to make sure that Harrel is not left disarmed, even if he has to give Harrel one of his own weapons to do so.
As Sheriff of Telfair County, I am sworn to serve and protect our citizens, and I can assure you that after today, this "Telfair County Citizen" will again have a weapon and be fully equipped to defend himself if need be, even If I have to give him one of my own!Sheriff Steverson did not have to furnish Harrel a weapon for long. A local gun shop, CL Defense LLC, saw both a need, and an opportunity. They gave Harrel a new .38 Smith & Wesson.
Sheriff Chris Steverson
Too bad it doesn’t always go like this!
I believe this is the first time I’ve heard of this happening.
On Friday, 3 February, 2017, 66-year-old Billy Harrell was being robbed in the parking lot of the restaurant he manages, the Ole Times Country Buffet. He was closing for the night.
... and had to take out the trash.
Wonder if the vic’s age and skin color was a coinkydink, or if the perps had a mad-on for elderly white guys...
Hard to know how much actual thinking goes on in preparation for these crimes.
Sometimes, quite of bit of planning. Sometimes, almost spur of the moment.
I doubt if race had much to do with it. More likely, it was who they thought had money and looked like an easy mark.
—probably needed “Kollege” tuition cause they be a guh-boys.
Have you see a pic of the vic? Doesn’t look like he’s made of money. Now if the perps knew the vic was the manager, they might have thought he had the day’s proceeds on him. Or the perps might have wanted the vic’s ride. Still wonder, though, why they chose this particular vic.
When I was taking my “gun class” the cop teaching it said that if you were going to shoot someone, be prepared to lose your weapon for a long time, as it will be held as evidence.
He suggested not carrying your $2,000 custom built 1911.
Yes, I have seen a picture of the manager.
My suspicion is that they knew he was the manager. The robbery attempt was at closing time.
I doubt they intended to take the car, because they left without any attempt to take it.
Most crime committed by black criminals is against other black people. Criminals mostly operate in areas they are familiar with.
They probably knew who the vic was, and that at closing time he takes the bank bag to the night deposit.
This “M O” is not unique to these geniuses.
GA FReeper ping.
We have some friends down in Dublin who I’m sure know the sheriff. I’ll have to ask about this the next time we talk.
That is why one should not limit one’s self to owning just one firearm. The more, the merrier!
An armed society is a polite society.
“...Too bad it doesnt always go like this!...”
This is the way things SHOULD always go.
The Citizen is not the bad guy; he was living his life, minding his own business, when two thugs decided to intervene and cause him harm.
Both the Sheriff and the gun shop need to get about a hundred thousand letters of thank you’s, appreciation, and congrats for doing the right thing - from all over the Country.
They’re an example of what is good and decent amongst us.
Sort of needed a “feel good” story today, thanks for posting it, Marktwain.
Out of curiosity, just went looking for stats on elderly crime that includes info on the race of both vics and perps. Can’t find any data on that. Interesting.
I keep a $209- Taurus PT111 9mm in the car for exactly this reason, it’s accurate enough out to 7-10 yards, holds13 rounds & the cops can keep it for a year in an evidence room without my missing it...
Ancient Proverb: Old white guy look like sheep, bite like wolf.
This is what should have been done for George Zimmerman after he exterminated Trayvon, the wannabe murderer.
This is exactly what Hi-Points are for.
Why would a low-life, ignorant, dumb ass piece of shit do anything?
These thugs prey on anyone they perceive as the least bit weak.
An older guy, white, alone, night time, possibly a bit of money in his hand...that's when these cowards do their thing.
I advocate killing them...period...and I will do everything I can to ensure that that occurs if one of these heathen miscreants approaches me with malice aforethought.
I'm not the least bit weak...and even if I felt a little tuckered, I have the help of Mr. Smith, Mr. Wesson, Mr. Colt, that german fellow, what's his name...Gaston?, and of course, the entire damned Springfield Armory behind me.
I'm tired of this crap...we're living in a damned jungle and the apes are in charge...or at least they want to be.
It's long past time for us to put our big boy pants back on and show these thugs just who is in charge.
I say kill 'em all and hope that God will sort 'em out...but I think God is kinda tired of their antics, also.
But God, being all merciful, I'm sure will attend to their reckoning beyond this vale, and I'll do my part to ensure they get to that reckoning.
What happens beyond that is out of my hands and, truth be told, I don't give a rat's ass...other than the fact that somebody has to dispose of their stinking, filthy earthly remains before they pollute the rest of the world.
I'm done with being Mr. Nice Guy.
And my complements to the Sheriff that obviously has the right frame of mind...and is an example that that piece of shit Sheriff in Austin, TX would do well to follow.
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