Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Pendleton, Oregon

From Portland’s The Oregonian of May 17, 2006
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Pendleton store owner pulls gun on robber

A Pendleton storekeeper demonstrated today that robbing stores might not be a wise occupation in the Eastern Oregon rodeo town where he lives.

When a man entered the Double J Drive-Through convenience store about 9 a.m. and demanded money, owner James Dean Zellers, 60, pulled a revolver and held him for police.

Arrested was Raleigh Ray Reynolds, 25, of Pendleton, said police Lt. Mark Swanson.

The robber didn’t have a gun and no shots were fired. “I think by his actions and body language he was deeply surprised that the store owner had a weapon and pulled it on him,” Swanson said.

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