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‘He picked the wrong guy’: Arvada man confronts would-be carjacker outside King Soopers [ Colorado ]
KDVR ^ | Sep 2, 2020 | Keagan Harsha

Posted on 09/04/2020 7:09:32 AM PDT by george76

An Arvada man says he doesn’t 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, I’m going to get shot,'” Heagerty said.

The man demanded the keys to Heagerty’s 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 ain’t happening,'” Heagerty said.

Heagerty didn’t 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.

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Police arrested 38-year-old Jonathan David Cho a short time later. He had reportedly just crashed a stolen truck outside of the McDonald’s 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

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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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizen; banglist; carjack; ccw; colorado; concealedcarry; guncontrol; guns; rkba; secondamendment; selfdefense
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1 posted on 09/04/2020 7:09:32 AM PDT by george76
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I’m sure he was loitering and littering as well!


2 posted on 09/04/2020 7:11:50 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: george76

Cho ‘nuff


3 posted on 09/04/2020 7:12:56 AM PDT by Gman
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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.


4 posted on 09/04/2020 7:13:39 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: SES1066

You forgot ‘turning his life around’...


5 posted on 09/04/2020 7:13:44 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (This space vacant until further notice in compliance with social distancing 'guidelines')
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To: george76

CCW isn’t optional anymore.


6 posted on 09/04/2020 7:14:20 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no merit in compromising with the Devil.)
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To: SES1066

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!


7 posted on 09/04/2020 7:15:26 AM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: george76

“Thank God for guns...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mn49k9xoxU


8 posted on 09/04/2020 7:16:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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The carjacker lived.

I can't fap to this.

9 posted on 09/04/2020 7:17:19 AM PDT by AAABEST (NY/DC/LA media/political/military industrial complex DELENDA EST)
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To: george76

Most times a gun is used in self defense it is never discharged. This is but one example.


10 posted on 09/04/2020 7:19:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: george76

When are they gonna charge Heagerty with assault with a deadly weapon and throw the book at him?

THAT is what today’s USA feels like..


11 posted on 09/04/2020 7:20:24 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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When are they gonna charge Heagerty with assault with a deadly weapon and throw the book at him? THAT is what today’s USA feels like..

Joe Biden's America, once he gets his reckless Leftist judges in the courts.

12 posted on 09/04/2020 7:21:44 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: marktwain

Ping
Thought you might like this one.


13 posted on 09/04/2020 7:22:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: george76

It sounds like he forgot to pull the trigger several times.(?)


14 posted on 09/04/2020 7:25:14 AM PDT by Delta 21
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To: george76
I've seen this tactic on the 'Active Self Protection' youtube channel.

The victim will throw his wallet several feet away, and by the time the perp grabs it the victim pulls a concealed pistol.

To me, if the perp is still holding his/her pistol when he/she faces you again, they're fair game.
15 posted on 09/04/2020 7:28:33 AM PDT by farming pharmer (fork you :(){ :|:& };:)
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To: carriage_hill

Beautiful!!!!


16 posted on 09/04/2020 7:29:54 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: george76

Not bad for a bangless ending.


17 posted on 09/04/2020 7:30:44 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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To: SES1066
The carjacker was very lucky.

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.

18 posted on 09/04/2020 7:31:25 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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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.


19 posted on 09/04/2020 7:37:10 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby!)
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“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.


20 posted on 09/04/2020 7:38:31 AM PDT by moovova (https://therealjoe.com/)
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