Saturday, August 19, 2006

TX: Bar Owner Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber: "A bar owner fatally wounded a would-be robber who was armed with a BB gun early Friday. Bexar County sheriff's deputies said that a 21-year-old man walked into the Old Soldiers Club in the 6200 block of Binz-Englemen Road told at 1 a.m. armed with what appeared to look like a .45 caliber handgun. The weapon, though, actually turned out to be a BB gun. When the man tried to rob the bar, the bar owner fired a single gunshot wound to the man's chest, killing him at the scene, deputies said. The man has not been identified. The bar owner is not expected to face charges since his actions were considered to be self-defense"

Would-Be Robber with Screwdriver Trumped by Customer with Gun: "Indianapolis police say a man who attempted to rob a fast-food restaurant while armed with a screwdriver was foiled by a customer with a gun. Forty-year-old William McMiller Junior is being held on an initial charge of robbery at the Marion County Jail. Police say he threatened to shoot a cashier at a Kentucky Fried Chicken on the city's west side Thursday afternoon. But when McMiller began to climb over the counter, a customer approached him and pulled out a Taurus nine-millimeter handgun. The customer, Paul Sherlock, held McMiller until police arrived. They found that McMiller was armed only with a long screwdriver. Police say Sherlock has a valid gun permit."

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