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(Fox 31 Denver)   Shop owner shoots shoplifter. Shoplifter sues, claiming "Dammit I was in the safe zone"   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, safe zone, Shoplifter sues, shoplifting, liquor stores, owners  
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13889 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Dec 2012 at 2:57 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-12 03:46:18 PM  
3 votes:

Rufus Lee King: So the thief "suffered wounds that require ongoing speech therapy".

That should be interesting.

Dr: So, tell me what happened.
Bryson: A'ight. I be chillin', mindin' my own bidness and fiddenta get ma drank on and this chink-ass sucka col' pops me in ma jibba-jabba.
Dr: Ok, we'll get you patched up, but I think you're going to need speech therapy cause I didn't understand a damn thing you just said.

2012-12-12 11:31:39 AM  
3 votes:
Non-story. Shooting a non-armed shoplifter for stealing a single bottle of alcohol is exercising responsible gun ownership, nothing more.
2012-12-12 03:05:39 PM  
2 votes:
after the emotionally traumatic incident, this shoplifter probably will feel too afraid or anxious to continue his career as a criminal. He shouldn't just receive compensation for his pain and suffering, his lost income from all the robberies he won't commit should also be added to the lawsuit.
2012-12-12 02:58:12 PM  
2 votes:
Shoplifters of the world, unite and take over.
2012-12-12 02:53:14 PM  
2 votes:

Snarfangel: MacEnvy: Pocket Ninja: Non-story. Shooting a non-armed shoplifter for stealing a single bottle of alcohol is exercising responsible gun ownership, nothing more.

Who said he was unarmed? This article doesn't.

We know for a fact he was armed with a bottle.

And he might have had Skittles.
2012-12-12 11:13:53 PM  
1 vote:
As a youth 20-21, I ran out of Rite Aid with half gallons of vodka at least a dozen times. They hired a Loss Prevention Officer after awhile. The first time I found out about him, I "came to" in the middle of an alcohol blackout, regaining "consciousness" to a security guard begging me to put the vodka bottles down. That first security guard was in his 40s and only weighed ~150 pounds, he reluctantly followed me out the door but apparently didn't want to risk injury trying to hassle a bigger belligerent dude. He made a big deal of getting my plates and gesturing wildly to his cell phone, I think mostly for the Rite Aid employees.

A few days later I was out of money, and by then I felt like a bottle stealing vet, and made my way into the alcohol section for a quick booze grab. As I perused the booze, I noticed there was a big black guy in plain clothes paying a little extra attention to me. It made me uncomfortable, and I started the familiar stride to the automatic sliding doors a bit wary this time. He fell into step next to me and said "You know I do the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds, you're wearing sandals, and it's raining outside." I slowed down, realized I was indeed wearing sandals, and then realized my chances of obtaining these bottles was now looking slim to none. I also had a getaway driver with severe anger issues parked in front who would probably jump out and beat/stab him if he saw the guard trying to physically apprehend me.

I had abandoned the plans of stealing, but was still silently heading towards the door with the bottles in hand, though I planned to drop them on the soda cooler towards the exit. The security guard sighed as I got closer, and started quoting something from the bible. As I got within 10 feet of the door, his voice got real gruff and determined as he finished the scripture, he was expecting me to run out and a tussle of some type to ensue. But I turned and set the bottles down, and then walked back towards him with my hand outstretched (my dumb drunk ass wanted to shake his hand). He bristled at first, then gave me a "is this guy serious?" look, then finally reached out and shook my hand. The people working the registers already knew my face and were all paying attention now. He shook his head and said "You better get to a church, kid" and I walked out.

I was in high spirits for some reason as I slowly ambled up to the car. My "getaway" driver didnt even seem to notice I wasnt running, he went straight into "get the hell out of the parking lot" mode. We got back to my buddys house, walked inside and he even started pouring mixers. When he finally realized we didnt have any booze, he looked cheated. After all, he had just played dramatic getaway driver for no reason. I explained to him what happened, he started teasing me. "So big bad security guard made you shiat your pants and come back out?" I said something like "No, big bad security guard even cares about the people stealing on his watch. He could have let me steal the bottles, fought with me and possibly subdued me, and let the cops clean up the mess. Hell you probably wouldve gotten out and beat him, and we'd have a real problem."

I learned something that night. It was a very important lesson. Personal injury and criminal charges arent worth a little bit of booze. That booze is going to be gone in the morning, youre going to be feeling like shiat, and now you will have to avoid the local Rite Aid.

/So we went to the Rite Aid a few blocks away in the better part of town, their alcohol section was much closer to the door even
2012-12-12 04:47:23 PM  
1 vote:

downstairs: Shop owner should have, at MOST, shot the tires out.
Or how about just get a license plate and call the cops?  Criminals like this are generally pretty dumb.  Cops probably would have tracked him down in no time.

You just hate tires cuz they be black and live near the hood...
2012-12-12 04:28:15 PM  
1 vote:
The shop owner should get a medal and some free range time so he can improve his marksmanship.

As for the shoplifter, well give him another complementary bullet.
2012-12-12 04:11:46 PM  
1 vote:

JackieRabbit: For those wondering if the perp had a gun ... had he a gun, it would have been armed robbery, not shoplifting.

If you shoplift a gun, does it become armed robbery once the gun is in your hand?
2012-12-12 03:51:45 PM  
1 vote:
Dewberry has several run-ins with police in the past. He wasn't charged in the incident.

Sounds like he was never there. How could he have been shot by the clerk if he wasn't there?
2012-12-12 03:47:15 PM  
1 vote:
One of the available targets at the gun range I go to is "liquor store robber". I remember taking my girlfriend to the range for the first time. I showed her how to fire the gun and warned her not to hit the bystander on the target. My first shot, BAM. Right in the forehead of the bystander.

I sort of sheepishly handed her the gun. It's not that easy I guess.
2012-12-12 03:37:25 PM  
1 vote:

they're not charging the robber with anything? WTF! Just another black career criminal. We have tons of these in Chicago...we need an exterminator for the entire south side.
You want to charge a black man with a crime he admitted to committing? What are you? Racist?

Judging a man by the content of his character is evil, racist and wrong.
2012-12-12 03:32:19 PM  
1 vote:
Well, if they award the guy anything I hope that the shopkeeper subtracts the cost of the ammunition.
2012-12-12 03:30:49 PM  
1 vote:
The store owner did not follow the unwritten law: If you shoot someone outside your house or establishment, make sure that you can drag in inside before the cops come.
2012-12-12 02:33:29 PM  
1 vote:
People like this steal because they know the worse they'll get out of it is a few hours in jail and maybe some probation...we need to use to use proper deterrents....

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2012-12-12 02:27:29 PM  
1 vote:
Steal the hooch, you've screwed the pooch.

2012-12-12 11:36:50 AM  
1 vote:

MacEnvy: Pocket Ninja: Non-story. Shooting a non-armed shoplifter for stealing a single bottle of alcohol is exercising responsible gun ownership, nothing more.

Who said he was unarmed? This article doesn't.

We know for a fact he was armed with a bottle.
2012-12-12 11:33:08 AM  
1 vote:
Dumbass, every knows the Hendersons' light post is the safe zone. You have to tag it or else you're still in the game
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