Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Clackamas County, OR

5/24/19 KOIN:
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A would-be robber of a convenience store brought a hatchet as a weapon. He ran when the clerk pulled out a gun.
The April 28 incident at the Oak Grove Plaid Pantry was captured on surveillance video and just released by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
The video shows a man walk into the Plaid Pantry around 1 a.m., walk up to the counter and pull a 12-inch hatchet from his pants. He shows it to the clerk, who then pulls out a gun.
As the clerk picked up the phone to call 911, the robber slid the hatchet across the counter, put his hands up and reportedly said, "I'm sorry. I'll leave." He then ran out of the store.
Never bring a hatchet to a gunfight.
The president of Plaid Pantry told KOIN 6 News the stores have a zero tolerance for weapons and the clerk is no longer employed there. He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury. 
I think he de-escalated the situation just fine.  Boycott Plaid Pantry, and someone find that man a job!  The video is here.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Houston, TX

5/19/19 Houston Channel 2:
When officials arrived on the scene, they learned that the now-deceased man had broken into the home and was seen by the homeowner entering his daughter's room. Police said the father confronted the man and wrestled to get the man's gun away from him. 
The father was able to get the man's gun and shoot him, officials said. After the man was shot, he went downstairs and began stabbing himself, police said.
He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. An autopsy will reveal which instance ultimately caused the man's death. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Largo, FL

This is bizarre.  The death was a legitimate act of self-defense, provoked by a friend of the shooter claiming that the guy outside sounded like someone who had raped her.  But she later admitted she made up the rape.  Pinellas County Arrest/Affadavit.  More details at 5/19/19 The Smoking Gun.