Friday, May 25, 2007

CA: Robber loses gun; ID'd by store video camera: "Woodland police have identified a suspect in the Tuesday morning attempted robbery of the AM/PM market at Ashley Avenue and Main Street. The suspect has been identified by police as Raul Aguilar Garcia, 22, of Woodland. Garcia is described as being 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighing around 195 pounds with brown hair and black eyes. He was last seen in the South Sacramento area Tuesday but may return to Woodland because he has relatives in the area, according to police. Garcia and another as yet unidentified suspect, are believe responsible for the attempted robbery of the market around 2:37 a.m. Tuesday. A quick thinking Woodland clerk wrestled an assault rifle away from the suspect, then chased him from the store, according to police. The suspect was brandishing the assault rifle and demanding cash at the time of the robbery attempt. The gunman demanded money and handed the clerk a bag, but the clerk took the opportunity to grab the barrel of the rifle. He was able to wrestle the gun from the robber's grasp. After the tables had turned, the clerk pointed the loaded rifle at the startled suspect who turned and fled the store. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on West Lincoln Avenue with a second unidentified man".

NY: Tenant shoots suspect during home invasion: "Shots were fired during a daring broad daylight burglary attempt Tuesday. Police say the incident happened on Sharon Avenue, where a tenant opened fire at a burglary suspect. ... This has been a frightening day for this family. Tenants could be seen power-blasting blood off their sidewalk, which the suspect left as he ran off. Police say that an 18-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with burglary. They add the shot, apparently fired by the female tenant, was in self defense."

Creeping control: "I see the busybodies at the Bureau of Land Management have their skirts in a bunch over recreational shooting on government land. Specifically, they want to ban recreational shooting at the Ironwood Forest National Monument in southern Arizona. The proposal to ban target shooting appears in two out of four strategies that fall under the monument's proposed resource management plan -- including the BLM's preferred Alternative C. In the plan, the BLM justifies the proposed ban by claiming, vaguely, that target shooting poses a risk to people engaged in dispersed recreation on the monument's 129,000 acres."

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