Skip to comments.Gun Store Burglars Meet the Owner During After Hours Break-In…It Went Poorly
Posted on 01/09/2021 11:29:28 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
At least one of the group of intruders received some ballistic dissuasion when they entered the store. Thanks to the shop’s camera system, store management and cops have nice quality video of the incident, along with an image of the license plate of the getaway ride.
The car’s driver dropped his bleeding buddy at the local hospital’s ER entrance before speeding back to Peoria. The guy they’d left at the hospital is now in the morgue.
Meanwhile, cops found the driver/car owner not long after. It wasn’t exactly tough detective work since the (alleged) perp used his own car. Perhaps he was unaware that the Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act now requires gun shops to keep their parking lots under video surveillance along with the interior of the stores.
Hopefully news of this failed attempt at a smash and grab gun shop heist will help deter other underachievers from a similar fate. At the same time, it may also nudge some gun shop owners into bringing a cot to work for an occasional overnight stay.
A gun store. Sheesh. Find another line of work. You flunked burglary, bigly.
Have they decided to prosecute the store owner yet?
It was a toss up between robbing a gun store or a Hell’s Angel’s hideout
Biden will likely make a speech any moment now on the dangers of guns, informing us that the owner should have just retreated
Actually, it went exactly as I would hope.
There's a better chance they'll find your body if you rob a gun store.
Creating an attractive nuisance.
Yep. Two places you rarely hear about getting robbed, or attempted to be robbed anyway...gun stores and pawn shops.
Why? Because both are authorized to allow employees to open carry. In my state that’s true at least.
Open carry is a deterent?....WHO KNEW???
Once upon a time that would have gotten a huge chuckle by everyone. Sadly, now it is our new reality.
Jakobe looks like a happy young man with a bright future ahead of him. /sarc
Another feel good story when we can use all we can get.
I'm wondering how the perp is charged with murder when the shopkeeper is the one who fired shots? No way am I defending him, but I guess I just don't understand...??
It’s the felony murder rule:
When committing a felony, if someone dies-perps can be charged with murder-see one definition below:
Felony-Murder Rule legal definition of Felony-Murder Rule
Search domain legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Felony-Murder+Rulehttps://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Felony-Murder+Rule
Felony-Murder Rule A Rule of Law that holds that if a killing occurs during the commission or attempted commission of a felony (a major crime), the person or persons responsible for the felony can be charged with murder. Generally an intent to kill is not necessary for felony-murder.
Thank you. I did find this in the meantime, as well.
I would think that law is not routinely prosecuted, or it would be fairly common in the gang-related homicides.
So much to learn here at FR. Thanks again.
Needs theme music.
I think it’s discretionary and perhaps that the prosecutors like to do this in order to get an acceptance to plead at a lesser charge.
Of course I learned about it by watching Law & Order.🤣
I’ve been to that store a few times, but not since moving to TN four years ago. It is in the same building as Galesburg Electric supply. That is probably considered the tougher part of town, poorer residential to the north, industrial park to the south.
While trying to keep my farming career alive, post Jimmah Cawtuh, I wrenched on planes at their airport, and later was a steel fabricator at a food proccessing equipment manufacturer; both located just west of town.
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