Saturday Feel Good Stories

| January 12, 2019

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All these attempted e-swap robberies are making me lose faith in human nature. Not that I had much to start with.
Concealed-carry permit holder shoots alleged armed robber in Waukegan

By Luke Wilusz
A concealed-carry permit holder shot a man who authorities said was trying to rob him Thursday afternoon in north suburban Waukegan.

The 30-year-old Gurnee man told police he used the Letgo app to set up a meeting with 20-year-old Lawrence Dye, ostensibly to sell something to Dye, according to a statement from Waukegan police. When the man arrived at the meeting place about 1 p.m. near Fulton Street and 9th Avenue in Waukegan, Dye and another person tried to rob him.

Dye pulled out a handgun and the victim, who has a concealed-carry permit, pulled out his own gun and fired three shots at Dye, police said. Dye was hit in the leg and the other male suspect ran away.

Read the rest of the article here: Chicago Sun-Times

Bird shot is fine for, as the name implies, shooting birds. Since they don’t make a trailer thief shot, I’ll fall back on #1 Buck.
SAPD: Suspect stealing trailer shot by owner

Author: KENS Staff
Police say the owner of a trailer shot a man suspected of stealing his trailer in a neighborhood on the southwest side.

Two men reportedly stole the trailer around 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning on Painted Horse Street, near Old Pearsall Road and War Cloud.

Police say the owner followed the two men and confronted them. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the men was hit by birdshot from a shotgun. The other man took off.

The rest of the article may be read here: KENS 5

No, not Choom Boy.
MPSO IDs robbery suspect killed in shooting at Cooper Lake Grocery
By: Ashley Mott

The suspect in an attempted robbery at the Cooper Lake Grocery in Morehouse Parish died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in a shooting.

Law enforcement has identified the suspect as Barak Dale Milton, 40, of Church Point, Louisiana.

Sheriff Mike Tubbs confirmed the fatality Thursday evening. He said the incident started shortly after 5 p.m. when the suspect entered the store armed with a knife.

Surveillance video at the store helped to verify the initial account provided to police. The suspect pulled up adjacent to the store and left his truck running in the parking lot.

When he entered the store, he immediately walked behind the counter and a struggle started with a female clerk. The clerk had a firearm and produced it.

More of Barak’s misadventure may be viewed here: The News Star

So one achieving room temperature, two healing, and two in the wind. 1 / 2 / 2 split. Pair of deuces. *sigh* Hang in there, TAH’ers. We’ll hit another trifecta, just a matter of when.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Chicongo sure getting a lot of openings for the choir lately. We’ll probably hear from this dindu again.

    My home defender 12g has 2 bear loads, 1 slug, 2 bear loads. Double barrel is 1 bear, 1 slug. Back up rounds in a pouch attached to stock swivel. No time for half measures. I don’t think any attack birds are in my AO.

    Another dumbass toting a knife to a gun fight. Play stupid games and win stupid prizes.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      “Bear load” = buckshot? My associates that shoot bears with shotguns use slugs, especially Grizzlies.

      Have you seen the shell pouch that has a flap, opening of which exposes two sets of four shells. Tearing the pouch the rest of the way open reveals a total of 24 shells in rows four. It has MOLLE type attachment points.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Mil grade 00. Think they’re .32 pellets. Close in work tight pattern. Old First Shirt I worked for liked the trench gun idea, we always kept one handy. This one is a Mossberg Maverick Model 88. Nice little piece that Academy Sports had a deal on awhile back. The double barrel is an 1862 Overland stage repo, rabbit ear. He’s a little short vicious bastard too. These and a .38 and .40 are for home defence. Got a long barrel 12 g for hunting, which I don’t really do anymore. If I was to go looking for a bear to take out, believe I’d go with a .300 mag and reach out to touch.

        The pouch for the double barrel is an old ’16 magazine pouch that I had laying around. I like the idea of the 24 shot pouch. Need to look around for some. Pretty much got something behind each door and bedside table. Better to have and not need…..

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          The “cuff type” stock-mounted shell holders need an improvement – a thin strap over the butt-plate. That anchors it so it won’t scoot forward. It is a very easy mod. Then one just grabs the weapon and goes.

  2. FatCircles0311 says:

    If your selling shit to strangers do it in a coffe shop. Buy something and wait. Most have cameras to catch faces right at the entry.

    • HMC Ret says:

      My daughter recently gave away an item on Craigslist. It was worth about $60. No cost, it was free. She got several calls before she had a caller who would agree to meet her in the lobby of the police station. I made sure I was with her, although there was little chance of being jacked at the police station. I frequently read of someone being jacked during a Craigslist transaction. I shake my head in disbelief when I hear of people meeting another at night to conduct a cash transaction. I just don’t get it.