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2012-12-11 12:10:03 PM
A bang - they would later learn their front door had been smashed off its lock - woke them. The first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-12-11 12:10:34 PM

jasimo: TexasPeace: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?

No this is the thread where we argue whether or not summary capital punishment should apply in crimes where nobody was killed.

I'm fer it.


I'm not. Meet me in front of the Cali state capitol (sp?) right after xmas and we can have a real fight. Dueling with oranges stolen off their trees!

I would like so totally win that one.

/beans you in the head with a stolen bitter orange
 
2012-12-11 12:10:43 PM

Ed_Severson: I saw the photo, subby. The guy clearly has arms.


Technically, the rifle belonged to the woman.

/whatawoman
/Ed Severson III?
 
2012-12-11 12:11:19 PM

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason


No, this is the thread where I marvel that I've seen two stories in a week of gun owners who did not shoot intruders. First Texas, now Florida. What's the world coming to? Did all the trigger-happy gun nuts get raptured?

\note to knee-jerkers: I'm OK with 'gun owners', which are very different than 'gun nuts'
 
2012-12-11 12:11:23 PM
Obviously he just never finished the sentence.

"I've got a newborn... please just shoot me."
 
2012-12-11 12:12:35 PM
I didn't need to know the f*cking biography of the entire family, so quit RTFA.

"...to really understand this story, we hearken back to the year 1980...it was a turbulent time, yadda yadda."

Whatever happened to journalists, editors and newsmen? All my news (in Chicago of all places - big city, lots of news) covers is 2-week-old "internet sensations" videos and a "chatroom" discussion with a bunch of f*cking hens blathering about.

Literally on 90% of the days, there is some very obvious spelling error (many NOT due to fat fingering the wrong key) in the banner or headlines. Then these female "journalists" who do nothing but giggle the entire newscast.

15 minutes of this mornings' news was about the video of the guy standing on the street corner "opera" singing with that baby near him singing along. That was "breaking news" this morning. 15 f*cking minutes of the newscast devoted to that.

And then there are articles like this one...(at least relevant vs. "celebrity gossip")
 
2012-12-11 12:13:16 PM

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need had one?


fixed that for everyone who RTA
 
2012-12-11 12:13:20 PM
Plz name the "judge" that last set these criminals loose.
 
2012-12-11 12:13:59 PM
We got guns.

He should've told them "I have a Donk "
 
2012-12-11 12:14:21 PM
flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

If that doesn't become a meme, then this is not the fark I used to know.
 
2012-12-11 12:14:27 PM
Good that they are OK.

But, the dad didn't actually do anything. These guys came in looking to steal a car to escape. They grabbed the keys and took the car, and dad brandished a gun at them while they were leaving.
 
2012-12-11 12:14:52 PM

ITGreen: Ed_Severson: I saw the photo, subby. The guy clearly has arms.

Technically, the rifle belonged to the woman.


Who said anything about a rifle?
 
2012-12-11 12:15:11 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: He's not unarmed if he's able to grab a gun two sentences later.


He was unarmed. Then he punched an armed intruder, who dropped the rifle, thereby arming the resident.
 
2012-12-11 12:15:32 PM

BronyMedic: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason

No, it's where we get to hear arguments about how everyone should have the unrestricted right to own AK-75M16Mark4SOMOD3s With Laser Sights and 25mm Grenade Cannons slung under them. For no reason. Just cause. Maybe Obama will take away their rights, or something.

/pro-gun, as well.
//The idea/argument that a bunch of weekend hunters who have 30-06s are going to stop the US Military in modern times is silly.


upload.wikimedia.org

Yeah, what can a few people with makeshift weapons do against a modern army?
 
2012-12-11 12:15:56 PM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: jasimo: TexasPeace: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?

No this is the thread where we argue whether or not summary capital punishment should apply in crimes where nobody was killed.

I'm fer it.

I'm not. Meet me in front of the Cali state capitol (sp?) right after xmas and we can have a real fight. Dueling with oranges stolen off their trees!

I would like so totally win that one.

/beans you in the head with a stolen bitter orange


Bad news. Stealing oranges is one of the crimes that warrants summary capital punishment.
 
2012-12-11 12:16:40 PM
FTA: The strangers who came into their home were Anthony James Stewart, 29, of St. Petersburg, and Maurice Emmanuel Climes, 27, of Clearwater, police would later say. Stewart and Climes are felons. Each has served time in state prison, state records show, and between them they have been arrested 43 times in Florida.

Climes' charges have included sale of cocaine and marijuana, leaving the scene of a crash that caused an injury, and violently resisting a police officer. Stewart, who has been convicted of burglary and illegal firearm possession, has tattoos across his arm and stomach that read, "Wanted" and "9 mm gun, my life my way."


How do a pair of individuals get arrested 43 times and still be running free and invading people's homes? Are police really making that many frivolous arrests with no convictions?
 
2012-12-11 12:16:46 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: A bang - they would later learn their front door had been smashed off its lock - woke them. The first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 200x200]


...and this is why I usually have lunch at my desk, so I can post these things first. The one day, THE ONE DAY I go out, and I miss a moment like this.
 
2012-12-11 12:16:50 PM

BronyMedic: //The idea/argument that a bunch of weekend hunters who have 30-06s are going to stop the US Military in modern times is silly.


Yeah, the US military sure loves a guerrilla insurgency. Those are always a combat cakewalk.
 
2012-12-11 12:17:04 PM
flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float



the MSM trying to finally tell us the perps were black?

 
2012-12-11 12:17:31 PM

paswa17: The My Little Pony Killer: He's not unarmed if he's able to grab a gun two sentences later.

He was unarmed. Then he punched an armed intruder, who dropped the rifle, thereby arming the resident.


It was wifey's gun.
 
2012-12-11 12:17:35 PM

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason


I have found thru a lucky long life around guns that the best way to not need a gun is to have one.
 
2012-12-11 12:17:38 PM

paswa17: The My Little Pony Killer: He's not unarmed if he's able to grab a gun two sentences later.

He was unarmed. Then he punched an armed intruder, who dropped the rifle, thereby arming the resident.


Retracted. Read that wrong.
 
2012-12-11 12:18:32 PM
"...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

That's the fanciest way of saying the perps were black without saying they were black that I have ever seen.
 
2012-12-11 12:18:40 PM

freewill: Smoky Dragon Dish: A bang - they would later learn their front door had been smashed off its lock - woke them. The first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 200x200]

...and this is why I usually have lunch at my desk, so I can post these things first. The one day, THE ONE DAY I go out, and I miss a moment like this.


I was just suprised *I* was first.

/Did you like the Christmas hat?
 
2012-12-11 12:18:48 PM

generallyso: FTA: The strangers who came into their home were Anthony James Stewart, 29, of St. Petersburg, and Maurice Emmanuel Climes, 27, of Clearwater, police would later say. Stewart and Climes are felons. Each has served time in state prison, state records show, and between them they have been arrested 43 times in Florida.

Climes' charges have included sale of cocaine and marijuana, leaving the scene of a crash that caused an injury, and violently resisting a police officer. Stewart, who has been convicted of burglary and illegal firearm possession, has tattoos across his arm and stomach that read, "Wanted" and "9 mm gun, my life my way."

How do a pair of individuals get arrested 43 times and still be running free and invading people's homes? Are police really making that many frivolous arrests with no convictions?


Because there are no Adult judges anymore. Just the rentals.
 
2012-12-11 12:18:53 PM
Why all the hate? You say arrested 43 times like it's a bad thing. Are these two sitting around milking the government teat? Hells naw. They be out there gettin' theirs. That kind of sticktoitness should be applauded.
 
2012-12-11 12:19:02 PM
What it might have looked like....

www.thedeparted.net
 
2012-12-11 12:19:05 PM
I can now send the victims a Christmas card! What's the point of listing their full address? Why not give us his phone number too?
 
2012-12-11 12:19:34 PM
YOU: gun may have for me, BUT I : HABE NEWBORN FOR YOU HA
 
2012-12-11 12:20:18 PM

skullkrusher: Lsherm: Reed, dazed and still in his underwear, toted the rifle around his yard as squad cars arrived. Pepe wandered outside and sniffed nervously at a fierce-looking police dog.

Good Lord, if he was black we'd be reading an entirely different story. Like: then, for reasons unknown, the homeowner ran out into the yard and pointed a high powered assault rifle at officers, who had no choice but to shoot him 141 times in the back.

probably not

It's "if he were black", by the way. If you'd spend less time race baiting and more time lernin' da English, you'd know that


Whatever Francis
 
2012-12-11 12:20:28 PM

paswa17: paswa17: The My Little Pony Killer: He's not unarmed if he's able to grab a gun two sentences later.

He was unarmed. Then he punched an armed intruder, who dropped the rifle, thereby arming the resident.

Retracted. Read that wrong.


Now that's no fun. You're supposed to double down and insist that he punched the fiancee to get the gun.
 
2012-12-11 12:22:20 PM
They probably saw the ribbon and wanted to punch his baby
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2012-12-11 12:22:26 PM

CheekyMonkey: No, this is the thread where I marvel that I've seen two stories in a week of gun owners who did not shoot intruders. First Texas, now Florida. What's the world coming to? Did all the trigger-happy gun nuts get raptured?


Nope.

Link
Link
 
2012-12-11 12:22:38 PM

santadog: What annoys me is the news is written like a poor novel. "Reed and Soto were enjoying precious hours of slumber after an exhausting week filled with the duties of caring for a newborn. The family dog, a Chihuahua mix named Pepe, dozed alongside them."

"he first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

Come on.. just report the news.

Oh wait.. Fark... alright.. I remember where I am now.


You're pinning this on Fark? Nobody here wrote that drivel.
 
2012-12-11 12:23:27 PM
"We got guns"

"You mean, we have guns"
 
2012-12-11 12:24:21 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hopefully Reed and Soto get married so the little girl can grow up in a stable home with a loving mother and father and not in a broken home where she'll eventually find her way into trouble and a violent life of gangs and crime.


I see what you did there...
 
2012-12-11 12:25:12 PM

Lsherm: skullkrusher: Lsherm: Reed, dazed and still in his underwear, toted the rifle around his yard as squad cars arrived. Pepe wandered outside and sniffed nervously at a fierce-looking police dog.

Good Lord, if he was black we'd be reading an entirely different story. Like: then, for reasons unknown, the homeowner ran out into the yard and pointed a high powered assault rifle at officers, who had no choice but to shoot him 141 times in the back.

probably not

It's "if he were black", by the way. If you'd spend less time race baiting and more time lernin' da English, you'd know that

Whatever Francis


shiat. What's that from again? Teen Wolf?
 
2012-12-11 12:25:47 PM

CheekyMonkey: \note to knee-jerkers: I'm OK with 'gun owners', which are very different than 'gun nuts'


The knee-jerkers don't believe you can be a gun owner without being a gun nut because they think they're perfect sane and rational human beings, so your qualifier is pointless and wasted typing.
 
2012-12-11 12:26:01 PM
43 times? With a history of violence? At what point do we throw away the key? I understand we pay $40K per year to incarcerate these ass clowns, but can't we agree we'd all be safer if these farks were in a cage? Let's see if 30 years chills them out.
 
2012-12-11 12:26:39 PM

tallguywithglasseson: "We got guns"

"You mean, we have guns"


*BLAM*

"Nobody likes a grammar Nazi"
 
2012-12-11 12:26:51 PM

quatchi: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?

/pro-gun
//within reason

This guy's GF actually had a gun but it didn't prove useful as you say.

"We got guns," one of them said.

"I got a newborn," Reed responded.

By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto.

That noted, it's shiat like this that keeps me firmly in the right-to-self-defense camp.

/Also pro gun.
//Also within reason.


A .22 rifle isn;t really so much a "gun" as it is "a glorified airsoft toy"
 
2012-12-11 12:26:51 PM

Spoon over Marin: "...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."



rebloggingdonk.com
 
2012-12-11 12:29:13 PM

snocone: Plz name the "judge" that last set these criminals loose.


No shiat. 43 convictions between them?

/they'll probably get 5 years for this last effort
 
2012-12-11 12:29:35 PM

Crewmannumber6: flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

If that doesn't become a meme, then this is not the fark I used to know.


Son Im 38 I wwebsite as on the internet when you were a sperm in your daddys balls and before it was the internet.
 
2012-12-11 12:29:59 PM

JackieRabbit: Wait. You mean that there is someone in St Petersburg (aka God's waiting room) young enough to have a newborn?


St. Pete is full of nearly-deads and newlyweds.
 
2012-12-11 12:30:59 PM

Occam's Taser: 43 times? With a history of violence? At what point do we throw away the key? I understand we pay $40K per year to incarcerate these ass clowns, but can't we agree we'd all be safer if these farks were in a cage? Let's see if 30 years chills them out.


Air drop to Prison Island. You check in, but you don't check out.
 
2012-12-11 12:31:12 PM

the_rev: Good for the dad. He is very, very lucky that he didn't get killed. Violent criminals being actively prusued by police on the ground and in helicopters are desperate.


You'd be surpsied. For the average "criminal" the crime they are commiting is a business decision, and they know the cops barely have time to investigate pure property crimes, but that if somebody gets hurt, shot or god forbid, killed, then they are bringing down an ungodly amount of heat and attention on thier heads. Add to that, the fact that the average thug's gun is rented not owned, and his friendly local street dealer has a "if you fire it, you've bought it" (because the gun now has a ballistic record linked to a crime) policy. So because of all that, most "bad guys" will retreat if they possibly can if their original motive was to rob you rather than hurt you specifically
 
2012-12-11 12:31:43 PM
REO-Weedwagon: Holy sh*t, that is bad writing.
 
2012-12-11 12:34:19 PM
Don't bring a gun to a newborn fight.
 
2012-12-11 12:34:47 PM

Smoky Dragon Dish: Lsherm: Whatever Francis

shiat. What's that from again? Teen Wolf?


Francis? If you're asking about that, your Fark cred is in serious jeopardy.
If this doesn't get the gears to mesh, I sentence you to a weekend of Beaches and Bridges of Madison County.
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