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    Mugger picks wrong victim

    Proof positive you shouldn't mess around with people you don't know...
    Mugger picks wrong victim: MMA fighter - Chicago Sun-Times

    “Justin” is 6 feet 2, 250 pounds, with a build that looks like it could split open a suit jacket during a particularly violent sneeze.

    But the mixed martial arts expert from Des Plaines insists it was his “training,” not brawn, that allowed him to wrench a loaded pistol from the hand of an alleged mugger who had the weapon pointed at his chest Friday night on the Southwest Side.
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    Re: Mugger picks wrong victim

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Proof positive you shouldn't mess around with people you don't know...
    Mugger picks wrong victim: MMA fighter - Chicago Sun-Times
    Reminds me of those stories every once in awhile where you hear about some guy trying to mug or rob an former Marine (in some cases old dudes) and gets his ass pounded.
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    That is poetic justice. It was a few years back that a car jacked jumped a van with 6 judo instructors from Florida. I busted a gut reading about that one. Not one, but six judo instructors....lol


    Once at my Krav Maga training gym on a Saturday morning we were doing exercises when we all happened to look out the front plate glass window. There was a parking lot most of us parked in and here came a street person walking through looking down inside the windows. Due to the reflection on the plate glass window one can't see the students inside. None of us said a word we just stopped what we were doing and watched the guy go by car after car. After looking inside some of the cars he turned and left. It was anti-climatic of course but I can't even imagine what that scenario could have been like.
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    Here's a great, true story. My folks lived down the street from Bill Casey when he was Director of the CIA. The people next door were out of town and there was a hot young chick (irrelevant, but still...) looking after their kids. Someone tried to break into the house when they were at home and set off the alarm. Part of Casey's SS team ran over there check it out. Imagine the look on the would-be burglar's face when four huge guys in trench coats wielding Mac-10s surrounded him.

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    Re: Mugger picks wrong victim

    Victims turning the tide happens more than you hear about....

    Bernhard Goetz in the 80s became famous and got convicted too

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    Re: Mugger picks wrong victim

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Victims turning the tide happens more than you hear about....

    Bernhard Goetz in the 80s became famous and got convicted too

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    A Double-Tap can eliminate those messy court cases afterward...
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    Re: Mugger picks wrong victim

    In a way this made me sad, to read about such a crime, however it also made me happy that justice appears to be served (hopefully). I hope this guy gets a long sentence with enough time to change his ways. Only when he became the victim did he start taking about his baby. Sometimes such experiences, such as being on the receiving end, can change a persons life.

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    Awesome, I'd say that's probably a better deterent(criminals getting beat by their attempted prey) than prison!

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    “At that moment, he backs up the gun and he racks it,” Justin recalled. “The gun jammed. He racked it a second time. He ejected the bullet on the ground. He went down and grabbed the bullet and said, ‘Look, m-----f-----, it’s a hollow point. I’ll blow your brains out.’”
    What a failure - can't even be a decent mugger.

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    Re: Mugger picks wrong victim

    True story...

    Young man with .22 short revolver robbing an 81 year old clerk (actually the owner) of a convenience store. Old man says, "don't shoot, I just work here. I'll give you everything, even the money hidden in a box under the counter." The old guy instead comes up with a sawed off single shot 12 gauge firing at a range of 2 feet across the counter into the robber's gut.

    While on the phone with 911, the old guy sees the robber crawling towards the door. "Hold on" the old guy says to the police operator. A few second later they record "KaBoom!" and then the old guy back on the phone. While giving the address to the police, the old guy sees the robber somehow still crawling now out the door. "Wait a minute" the old guy says... silence... "KaBoom!" straight down into the robber's back.

    The robber somehow lived. Age 19. At trial, the robber did take the stand. His exactly words? "ALL I DID," he explained," was go in to get some money. And that crazy old man with that shotgun damn near killed me!"

    The jury gave him 20 years.
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