Sunday Feel Good Stories

| February 10, 2019

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How a Dallas veteran defended himself when a carjacker showed up inside his home

Cassandra Jaramillo, Staff writer
When Ron Hernandez got home Wednesday, he left his garage door open because he planned to go back out to walk his dog. But he got caught up talking to his roommate for a few minutes as the door remained open.

“Then all of a sudden this man intrudes,” Hernandez said.

At that moment, Hernandez became a key part of a dramatic struggle by Dallas officers to catch 26-year-old Austin David Reed after a nearly two-hour pursuit, which began with an apparent hostage situation at a motel.

Hernandez — a Navy veteran and former boxer — fought for his life before police ended the incident by shooting Reed, who they say had a knife.

The ordeal began at a motel in the 9500 block of Forest Lane, hours before Hernandez got home. Police said a woman was reportedly being held against her will.

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Hat tip to Dave for the link. Read the rest of the article here: Dallas News

Georgia man shoots, kills armed robber at Family Dollar

By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News
A customer shot and killed a would-be thief on Tuesday as he tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta, police said.

The shooting took place in the early morning in DeKalb County.

County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told WGXA that an unidentified suspect entered the store and pulled a gun on two employees.

While the armed suspect was demanding money from the cashier, a customer pulled his own gun and fired, Fox 5 reported.

Police are investigating the scene but said that the customer will not be charged in the shooting.

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The rest of the article may be viewed here: Fox News

Possible self-defense incident leaves one dead

According to the Enterprise Police Department, a death investigation was initiated at the 100 Block of County Road 270 on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9:40 p.m.

Responding officers discovered Rocky Beasley, 39, of Enterprise, with a gunshot wound to the chest at the residence. The suspect was still at the scene when police arrived.

The preliminary investigation, according to the EPD, revealed this may be a case of self-defense and the suspect was released without charges after consultation with the Coffee County District Attorney’s Office.

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Read the rest here: The Enterprise Ledger

A quiet Sunday morning, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, brings us a satisfactory 2 / 1 / 0, two who have shuffled off this mortal coil, one in the body and fender shop getting leaks repaired, and none in the wind. For today, any way- they are out there, waiting.

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  1. ArmyATC says:

    First? I’m first? First!!!!!

  2. 3/10/MED/b says:

    If I may be so bold, First only counts on the WOT.
    But go with that if it works for you.
    Thanks to Hondo, AW1Ed, and Ex-ph2, for keeping this going. If I missed any of you, mea culpa…I am prepared for incoming.
    Thank you SFC Jonn Lilyea.

    Thanks, AW1Ed.

    bennett out.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Welcome, 3/10. You missed some rather important players, no harm no foul on your part as they mainly stay in the background. We wouldn’t be where we are without them. There’s a former Marine and his Shylock, and new folks from Military Phonies on board as well. Thebesig and ex-OS2 as well. So stick around, it’s bound to get interesting here.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    “tried to hold up a Family Dollar store”

    Again? What is it about Family Dollar that maks them a common target? The word “dollar”?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:


      Pros hit Liquor stores. -Way- more cash on hand than almost anything else, including Banks. And if you happen to catch them short, they still have fifths of good stuff.

  4. Jay says:

    Family Dollar….in Atlanta. Somehow, I feel the recently departed’s name will be short a few vowels and have an apostrophe in it.

  5. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Family dollar.
    In Atlanta.

    That pretty much covers it.
    Knocked it outta the park there, Jay.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Sister Mary Grace has a few bones to pick:

    “A customer shot and killed a would-be thief on Tuesday as he tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta…”
    It’s semiclear, but it infers that the customer tried to hold up the FD store.

    Therefore: “On Tuesday, a customer shot and killed a would-be thief who tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta…” is more clear and direct.

    Sister Mary Grace will return to watching reruns of “Magnum, PI” and “Hennessy”.

  7. 3/10/MED/b says:

    I do not like to be wrong.
    I have left out so many in the claims of the contributions to TAH. I left out Thunderstixx, rgr769, and the one that comes to mind when it comes to this place, is Poe. I am a writer, but when Poetrooper lays it out, one should just read.
    And learn.
    I will read.
    And try to learn.

    • AW1Ed says:

      If you had to list all the players who make this place live, you’d be at it for quite a while. It is very much a team effort; just because some of us get more exposure doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate and acknowledge what goes on behind the curtain. Couldn’t be here without them and we know it.

      The best way for all of you out there reading this to help is to show some love by hitting that yellow rectangle at the top right of the screen. Any donation is deeply appreciated, and needed. Think of it as an entertainment expense- I’m in for $50 a month myself, that’s not a benchmark, don’t break the bank. Every little bit helps, and I’ll shut up on the topic.

    • rgr769 says:

      The Poe is one hell of a fine scribbler. We should all read his insightful prose.

  8. 3/10/MED/b says:

    I missed the besig and IDsarc and others. Maybe I need a roll call to get my self right.
    Prepare to fire…
    (please. Would like to hear from who is out there. We are a strange breed.)

  9. 5th/77th FA says:

    Late to the party boys and girls. Sorry I wasn’t here FIRST thing this morning. It wasn’t because of the O Channel Movie. Actually I was here FIRST thing, but then life as we know it got in the way and I had to FIRST take care of that.

    Thanks to ArmyATC for being the FIRST to blow Reveille. Just a reminder that the King of Battle (Howitzer be his name) is reining as FIRST in the only FIRST that counts among any FIRSTs. The Coveted (Earned never given) Friday Weekend Open Thread FIRST as recorded in the Book.

    2/1/0 still not a bad day at the window, my winnings from the Triple Crown and the added Quadfectta has enabled me to keep the wolf away from the door and out in the street.

    Lessons learned for the day: No knife at a gun fight & Southerns are generally carrying or have one close by. Oh and yes, btw, the Family Dollars are being built everywhere to give the dindu a place to practice.

  10. Jason says:

    ahhh…Enterprise, Alabama. Where there is a statue of a Boll Weevil (sp?). Cool history lesson if you search about it.

  11. 3/10/MED/b says:

    My apologies to you. I am trying to acknowledge all on TAH whose comments/experiences/words of wisdom outshine my own.

    Fire in the hole.

  12. 3/10/MED/b says:

    I say again..
    5th/77th FA…

    Better get that shit correct.