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East Palo Alto man pulls own gun on robbers

Original post made on May 24, 2013

A robbery victim in East Palo Alto took matters into his own hands on Wednesday afternoon, scaring away two robbers with a gun.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:41 PM

Comments

Posted by Mark Twain, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 24, 2013 at 12:05 am

Shot at the ground? Why have guns if you're not gonna use them on these scumbags, they have guns they pistol whipped you, they can turnaround and fire on any moment and you wanna waste pecrious rounds on the asphalt? I say take them out their misery.


Posted by reality, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 24, 2013 at 1:06 am

Got lucky.

Yet again: a gun in the home is far more likely to be used on the owner or a loved one than in self defense.

Stay lucky. The alternative sucks.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

He probably shot at the ground because they were retreating and when the police came if he had shot the criminals ( like maybe he should have ) the police would be taking him into custody. As it is, EPA is so lawless I would not be surprised if the crooks don't come back and try again for revenge. This is sickening and sad.

This gentleman should get the support of all the surrounding city for trying his best to fight crime as a member of his community while following the law.


Posted by Aquamarine, a resident of Stanford
on May 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

There was other info put out on this happening that had more quotes from the police. They weren't in possession of many facts and sounded somewhat amused by the whole thing. All told, it sounded like all involved were nefarious. Instead of going mano-a-mano, they went moron-a-moron. How did they know the home they targeted contained cash and guns, gee whiz.