Tuesday morning feel good stories

| April 17, 2018 | 3 Comments

From Houston, Texas;

Houston police say an off-duty sergeant shot a suspect trying to break into the front door of his home in a neighborhood in the Third Ward.

Authorities say the sergeant heard banging on the front door of his home around midnight, so he grabbed his gun and went to check what was going on.

We’re told the sergeant lives in the home with his elderly parents and aunt.

Police say he went to the front door and asked the suspect, 36-year-old Patrick Jenkins, who he was and what he wanted, but Jenkins continued to bang on the door, eventually breaking the glass.

Officials told ABC13 that’s when the officer fired at least two shots, hitting him.

Jenkins was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. He is expected to survive. The sergeant was not injured.

From Birmingham, Alabama;

A Birmingham man has been hailed as a hero after he helped stop a robbery in progress at a local bank.

The incident occurred at America’s First Federal Credit Union at 1200 4th Avenue North on April 9.

Scott Arnett told CBS 42 he had an odd feeling when he first walked into the bank and noticed it was not as busy as it usually is. As he approached the teller, he heard frantic voices that clued him into the crime.

“[The robber] was saying to the guard: ‘Give me that gun, give me that gun’ and [he] just kept repeating that and that was all he said,” Arnett said. “And the guard kept saying: ‘No, no, no’ and it was just going back and forth and the guard was trying to move around, you know, trying to get away from him, but you know, he really had him tight.”

Arnett said the robber had the guard in a head lock and Arnett believes the guard would not have had a chance if he had not stepped in.

As the robber and the guard wrestled, Arnett said the robber leaned back and that is when Arnett took action.

“I went for him around the chest and I grabbed him and I pushed him down on the ground real hard so he couldn’t get up,” Arnett said.

Arnett said he made sure the robber stayed down and the security guard was able to break free without relinquishing his gun.

“[The guard] had pointed the gun down at [the robber’s] back and said, you know, don’t move,” Arnett said.

When Birmingham police arrived, the robber was taken into custody.

Police identified the robber as 53-year-old Mark Anthony Nelson. He was booked into jail on complaints including 1st degree robbery and 2nd degree assault on a $25,000 bond.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    I did not know that it was Wrestling Night at the Bank week. When the robber leaned back, Mr. Arnett could have punched him, but that isn’t in the Bank Wrestling Rules.

    Sorry, not enough caffeine yet. Must repair to the stove.

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Texas (and other states) citizens:
    This is your body.
    This is your body on drugs, with extra ventilation holes, to let air in, and precious fluids out.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Knock knock. Who’s there? Knock knock. Bang bang.

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