Skip to comments.‘He picked the wrong guy’: Arvada man confronts would-be carjacker outside King Soopers [ Colorado ]
Posted on 09/04/2020 7:09:32 AM PDT by george76
An Arvada man says he doesnt regret his actions after confronting a would-be carjacker outside the King Soopers at 58th and Independence in Arvada.
About 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, Paul Heagerty says he feared the worst when a man walked up to him while he was putting away his groceries. The man threatened Heagerty with a gun.
I was like, Oh my God, Im going to get shot,' Heagerty said.
The man demanded the keys to Heagertys car. He says seconds later, there was a gun pointed at his stomach.
It was surreal. When he pulled that gun, I went into tunnel vision. I looked at him and said, It aint happening,' Heagerty said.
Heagerty didnt hand over the keys. Instead, he tossed them several feet away. The suspected car thief took off after them. The distraction gave Heagerty enough time to draw his own concealed weapon.
I took a giant sidestep, drew my firearm, pointed it right at him and said, Not happening. Not today. The look on his face was sheer shock when he looked up and he was looking down the barrel of my pistol, Heagerty said.
It worked. The man took off running.
Police arrested 38-year-old Jonathan David Cho a short time later. He had reportedly just crashed a stolen truck outside of the McDonalds next door and was looking for an escape vehicle.
However, Cho made a huge mistake.
He picked the wrong guy, Heagerty said.
Heagerty has a concealed carry permit
Cho was jailed on suspicion of several charges, including aggravated robbery with a weapon, careless driving, second-degree trespassing, felony menacing with a weapon, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated motor vehicle theft.
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I’m sure he was loitering and littering as well!
Someone rolled up on me at the King Soopers on 84th and Pecos a few years ago. Saw him coming, though. He just asked for change, luckily. Didn’t have to draw on him.
Ammunition is expensive, ya know.
You forgot ‘turning his life around’...
CCW isn’t optional anymore.
Apologies, meant to add this to prior post #2.
This is a gun stat that the anti-gun people NEVER acknowledge, use of a gun without firing. No one hurt in the encounter and crime prevented. When danger is immediate, law enforcement is minutes away!
“Thank God for guns...”
I can't fap to this.
Most times a gun is used in self defense it is never discharged. This is but one example.
When are they gonna charge Heagerty with assault with a deadly weapon and throw the book at him?
THAT is what todays USA feels like..
Joe Biden's America, once he gets his reckless Leftist judges in the courts.
Thought you might like this one.
It sounds like he forgot to pull the trigger several times.(?)
Not bad for a bangless ending.
It is a crap shoot if he would of run or started shooting.
It only takes one unlucky round to end your life.
Throwing the desired object as a distraction is a good tactic.
LOL, has he been bailed out yet with money raised on GoFundMe? - the same system that won’t allow fundraising for Kyle Rittenhouse.
Or maybe LeBron James provided the bail money.
“Cho was jailed on suspicion of several charges, including aggravated robbery with a weapon, careless driving, second-degree trespassing, felony menacing with a weapon, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated motor vehicle theft.”
Out by 5pm.
Judge’ll make him promise not to do it again...let him off with a stern warning.
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