Thursday morning feel good stories

| March 8, 2018 | 11 Comments

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana;

According to Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. with BRPD, a 34-year-old man kicked in the door of the apartment and forced his way inside.

Mckneely stated one of the three people in the apartment at the time grabbed a handgun and shot the intruder multiple times.

He said the suspect tried to run away, but collapsed outside the apartment. He added the suspect was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Authorities said the man will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of home invasion once he is released from the hospital.

An update to the story from Baker, Louisiana;

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release Tuesday that one of the suspects, Michael Duchamp, 31, died Tuesday as a result of gunshot injuries sustained when the homeowner fired at him during the attempted robbery.

Anthony Myles, 30, was arrested Tuesday morning and accused of going to the house on Gretna Green Drive along with Duchamp and one other man, and attempting to rob the homeowner, Hicks said. An arrest warrant has been issued for the third suspect, Arthur Rogers, 32, who remains at large.

Hicks said Duchamp, Myles and Rogers went to the house of Duchamp’s neighbor on Monday afternoon. The three then got into an altercation with the homeowner and Duchamp allegedly struck the homeowner with an object, deputies said.

The homeowner then shot Duchamp, leaving him with critical injuries.

From Monroe, North Carolina;

An armed suspect picked the wrong man to rob early Tuesday morning in a Cookout drive-thru line in Monroe, according to a police report.

That’s because the victim turned out to be James Hughes, former Monroe police sergeant and Army veteran.

Hughes told Channel 9 he was in the drive-thru around 1 a.m. Tuesday when a man stuck a gun through his window and demanded money.

“My first thought was to take the gun away from him,” Hughes said.

Training from 24 years spent in law enforcement and eight years in the Army kicked in. Hughes wrestled the robber for the gun and even thought he may have to shoot the suspect with his own gun.

“Years in law enforcement kicked in and I was afraid if I had given him my money, he would’ve shot me anyway,” Hughes said.

Once Hughes had the gun, the suspect ran off.

Hughes followed the suspect’s vehicle so he could get a description of it and the tag number for police.

He said he was on the phone with 911 dispatchers when the suspect leaned out the car window and fired two shots at him.

“Apparently they had a pistol in the vehicle,” Hughes said. “I’m not aware of what it actually hit, but I’m just glad it missed me.”

Hughes stopped following the car and waited for police.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Sitting in your car rather late after sunset, anywhere at all, is no longer one of those smart things to do, not even at McD’s now.

    At some point, the drive-up window may become a thing of the past and people will have to to a cheap greasy spoon roadside diner for caffeine to go, just like in Them There Olden Times.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Stay far enough back from the car in front of you, so you can zip out of line.

      Grab ahold of the thug and goose the gas. If you sideswipe anything, you scrape the barnacle off your car. Do be careful. It might get hurt.

      Lots of options if you leave yourself maneuvering room.

      • 26Limbeans says:

        “Stay far enough back from the car in front of you, so you can zip out of line”

        I do that at stop lights.
        Some people don’t like that and toot the horn for me to “tighten up the line”.
        They think it is a chow line or something.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Stay back from the car in front – been doing that for a while now, even in daylight, ditto at traffic stops. Also, run the window up on car invaders.

        People who qualify for driver’s licenses now should not be on the road. They are BAAAD drivers.

        N.B.: A roll of quarters costs $10 and makes a good substitute for brass knuckles, if you have it in your pocket. And there is nothing illegal about having a roll of quarters in your pocket, is there? 🙂

      • SaraSnipe says:

        The bottom of the car in front’s wheels should line up with the front of the top of your hood. This also improves the flow of traffic once the light turns green. Unless the driver in front is too busy texting to look up, and notice the light changed.

  2. Conservative Beaner says:

    DuChamp is now DaChump

  3. Hondo says:

    Louisiana is among the 46 states that have a felony murder rule/law. I’m guessing the surviving Baton Rouge perps are about to find that out the hard way.

    And since this happened in Cajun country: Messieurs Bubba, Thor, Tiny et Julio a dit: “Laissez les bontemps roulez – après leur arrivée à notre prison!”

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