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Posted on 07/15/2005 7:38:28 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
Man dies 4 days after botched Windsor robbery
By David Persons Windsor Beacon A 32-year-old Fort Collins man, who was shot in the head Friday afternoon while attempting to rob a downtown Windsor liquor store with a garden hose nozzle, died Tuesday. Windsor police confirmed that Donald Wies died at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado. Wies, who was hospitalized at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley after being shot, was transferred to the hospice center on Monday.
Windsor Police Chief John Michaels said Tuesday that Wies died about noon. An autopsy will be performed today, Michaels said, and when completed, all of Michaels investigation reports will be turned over to the Weld County District Attorneys Office.
Michaels said he doesnt expect any charges to be filed against the liquor store owner, Ron Trauernicht, who reportedly was acting in self-defense.
The chief said the investigation is now centering on a motive for the robbery. Michaels said his officers executed search warrants at Wies apartment in Fort Collins, 2343 Kodiak Road, and on his car. Michaels said he couldnt disclose what was found in the apartment or car.
The incident began late Friday when Wies entered Corner Liquors, 117 6th St., wearing a cloth mask and holding a garden hose nozzle wrapped in cloth. Wies said he had a gun and demanded money from Trauernicht. After Wies reportedly panned his weapon between Trauernicht and his wife, Norma Trauernicht, and then tried to force Norma Trauernicht to the floor, Ron Trauernicht grabbed a pistol from underneath the counter.
Michaels said Trauernicht faced Wies and fired one shot. The bullet from Trauernicht gun struck the inside of the garden hose nozzle, exited the top of the nozzle and struck Wies in the head, Michaels said.
Never take a garden hose nozzle to a gun fight.
Don't bring a garden hose nozzle to a gunfight.
What a hose-head! Yeah, this has Darwin Award sprayed all over it...
Great minds think alike;)
Like my Dad always told me, never bring a garden hose nozzle to a gun fight.
Hopefully he at least used the kind that looks slightly like a gun, and not the kind with the big spout and all the little holes that is used for watering plants.
Not just nominee, but the winner IMHO.
I've read that sometimes people who shoot at an attacker end up shooting the attackers hand/weapon, rather than the attacker's center of mass (?) I wonder if that happened here, and if so, did it happen because the store owner failed to focus on the front sight.
I almost thought that was a joke when I read it. In any case, the bullet took an odd path to reach the robber's head. He won't be terrorizing anyone else from now on.
Uh, he wanted the money?
Eh? The motive? Let me take a wild guess: for the money?
The moron got what he deserved.
The MSM usually does call perps "victims" when the 2nd Amendment is instrumental in their demise.
Who's the perpetrator and who's the victim? Sheesh.
The trash has been taken out.
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