Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MI: Armed 72-Year-Old Father Shoots 2 Craigslist Robbers

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek police say two people were shot in the city’s Urbandale neighborhood after apparently trying to rob a father and son they had arranged to meet through Craigslist.

According to the Battle Creek Police Department, 42-year-old Jon Vanderwiel and 72-year-old Robert Vanderwiel of Grand Rapids drove to Battle Creek Tuesday evening after arranging on Craigslist to buy a car. Around 8 p.m., the Vanderwiel’s arrived at the meeting place — which turned out to be an abandoned home in the 600 block of Linwood Avenue — and were jumped by three men, police said.

Officers said Jon Vanderwiel is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, which he drew and fired twice.

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