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Robbery victim wants to thank Good Samaritans who came to his rescue
KHOU 11 News ^ | January 11, 2013 | Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

Posted on 01/12/2013 5:07:39 PM PST by suthener

HOUSTON -- A couple of strangers came to the rescue when a man was robbed at gunpoint. Now, the victim wants to say thank you to the Good Samaritans.

Police believe the criminal who was canvassing a neighborhood in the 2500 block of Wichita near Hermann Park had no idea what he was in for when he picked his target.

The victim in this case had just walked back to his car from a bar around the corner.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
“I don’t believe in guns,” said Dorsey. “I don’t own a gun. I’m totally at the mercy of my saviors. They obviously sent two angels to help me. These people protected me when I couldn’t protect myself.”

Saw this on Drudge and didn't see it posted. Based on the quote from the story, people can be amazingly stupid.

1 posted on 01/12/2013 5:07:47 PM PST by suthener
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To: suthener
“I don’t believe in guns,”

That struck me when I read this on Drudge also. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, UFOs and Bigfoot. Who knows. But guns? Yup they exist. I guarantee it.

2 posted on 01/12/2013 5:10:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: suthener

Just a random thought..

How is it ok for the two good guys to open fire on the suspect?

I am glad it worked out ok but anyone can say anything to anyone.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 5:12:50 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: suthener

He (the Vic) was a soft target. Drunk and unarmed. Easy pickings.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 5:13:32 PM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Autonomous User
Drunk and unarmed.

Drunk and armed isn't a huge improvement.

5 posted on 01/12/2013 5:16:35 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: suthener
After the robber had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd. That attack prevented him from getting away.

Snicker...

6 posted on 01/12/2013 5:45:19 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: suthener
After the robber had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd.

Son, that's God tellin' ya to find another line of work...

7 posted on 01/12/2013 5:51:03 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: suthener
“I don’t believe in guns,” said Dorsey. “I don’t own a gun. I’m totally at the mercy of my saviors. They obviously sent two angels to help me.

They obviously sent two angels who DO believe in guns.

8 posted on 01/12/2013 5:52:09 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was thinking about the same thing you were.

Some people are Unbelievable.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:12:06 PM PST by Morris70
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To: cableguymn

The rules in Texas say that you can come to the defense of another person if that other person is in mortal danger, as in danger of losing their life.

Looks like this was the case here.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 6:13:21 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: cableguymn

Not only a random thought but a bit strange at that! Just what are you saying here - that robbers should not have to face anyone who might protect themselves? All in all, a really strange response for this thread. Even Jesus used a whip which was fairly potent at the time...today requires a bit more...


11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:15:59 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: WildHighlander57

the robber was running.. Dude might have been giving chase. Again how does ANYONE know the guy chasing the robber is telling the truth?

Again I am glad they caught the bad guy, but, what if the guy chasing the other was really the bad guy and they shot the wrong person?


12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:21:01 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Deagle

Oh no, they should!

however, if you pull up on a guy running down the road.. Are you going to just take his word that the guy he chasing is what he says he is?

I sure as hell would not shoot him based on someones word.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 6:22:24 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

Probably why Police give up the chase after losing sight of their suspect - yeah? Who knows, just another innocent running guy trying to lose some excess weight.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:23:20 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: cableguymn

I would think that in this instance they not only recognized him, clothes, etc., that they had no doubt about who he was. I do think you are trying to make a point but not sure if you realize that it may be a bit silly.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

If they saw it happen then fine. Shoot his ass dead.

But if they saw it happen why stop and ask the victim?


16 posted on 01/12/2013 6:57:47 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

I’d guess that they wanted to be sure of their actions...would have probably done the same.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: cableguymn

Who says they shot first or, if they did, that they didn’t fire defensively in fear of their lives when the robber first displayed his weapon?

Given that it is Colorado, they probably left to avoid “unnecessary entanglement with Imperial forces.”

Anyway, bad night for the robber; shot (probably multiple times), bitten by a German Shepard (again, probably multiple times), and caught with the stolen property on him. 0 for 3. Needs a new line of work after his extended recovery in jail/prison.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 7:42:42 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: cableguymn

Who says they shot first or, if they did, that they didn’t fire defensively in fear of their lives when the robber first displayed his weapon?

Given that it is Colorado, they probably left to avoid “unnecessary entanglement with Imperial forces.”

Anyway, bad night for the robber; shot (probably multiple times), bitten by a German Shepard (again, probably multiple times), and caught with the stolen property on him. 0 for 3. Needs a new line of work after his extended recovery in jail/prison.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 7:44:09 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: cableguymn

Sorry for the double post. Slow link tonight.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 7:45:50 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: suthener

After reading this story I realized I was grinning from ear to ear.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 2:05:23 AM PST by Ron H. (America on the fast track to oblivion.)
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To: cableguymn
Again I am glad they caught the bad guy, but, what if the guy chasing the other was really the bad guy and they shot the wrong person?

Not being sarcastic but I've found that life is full of what if's.

22 posted on 01/13/2013 2:08:26 AM PST by Ron H. (America on the fast track to oblivion.)
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To: cableguymn
Here in Houston, being a robber can be VERY hazardous to your health. Lots of folks carry concealed. People also tend to protect their neighbors and their neghbors' property.

If the conditions were as stated, i.e. the first guy was robbed at gunpoint, the second two guys were perfectly legal under Texas law to chase the SOB down and shoot his sorry rear, up to and including killing him. See Texas Penal Code, Title 2, Chapter 9.

23 posted on 01/14/2013 1:46:33 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

I completely understand.

What if I was running down the road trying to catch someone I was trying to kill and 2 men came up and asked what was going on and I said “HE ROBBED ME AT GUN POINT!!!” and those two guys went and shot him dead while I ran off never to be seen again.

Again, I don’t have a problem with shooting the right guy. I have a problem with trusting the other guys word that the guy I am about to shoot is who they say he is.

If I was in that car, I would have said “well stop chasing him and consider yourself lucky”.

Had I seen it all go down the robber would likely be dead.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 5:32:00 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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