Thursday, January 29, 2009

North Carolina: Store clerk pistol whips would-be robber: "A 51-year-old man who police say was pistol-whipped by a convenience store owner Monday night is in the New Hanover County jail, officials said Tuesday. Donald Leroy Frazier of Wilmington is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to a statement from Officer Crystal Williamson of the Wilmington Police Department. Officers responded to the Chestnut Food Market at 10:50 p.m. and found Frazier lying on his back in front of the business, bleeding from his face. The store clerk told officers Frazier pulled a knife and pointed it close to the clerk's chest, according to the police statement. The clerk pulled a pistol and fired a shot but missed. When Frazier refused to leave, the clerk hit him in the face with the handgun, according to the police statement. After the incident, Monday night, Shadie Abdallah, part-owner of the store, said when he was closing for the night, a man who he recognized came in and tried to stab him. The man did not demand money. At the time, police said the suspect was taken to an area hospital."

Chicago: Man shot during West Side home invasion: "A man was shot by a resident of a home he was allegedly invading on the West Side late Sunday. About 10 p.m., a man in his 20s was allegedly committing a home invasion and a resident inside the home at 4453 W. Cortez St. shot him, according to a Harrison District police lieutenant. Charges were pending Monday morning against the man shot, who was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unidentified condition. Police have not ruled out the possibility that the shooter would face charges also. Harrison Area detectives are investigating."

Kentucky: Break-in at bait shop: :A Hillview man been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a Louisville bait-and-tackle business and being shot at by the owner Saturday. Eric Lee Wade, 24, is accused of breaking a window and entering Pepper Tackle Shop on Dixie Highway in Valley Station about 11:30 p.m., said Lt. Jim Mueller with the Louisville Metro Police robbery unit. Norman Pepper, the owner of the store and an unsuccessful candidate for the Metro Council District 14 seat, said in an interview yesterday that when two people entered his business after hours, he fired a shot at one of the men and a second shot to scare them off. The two crawled back out the window and got into a car, said Pepper, who is 67. He managed to fire three shots into the car before the occupants fled. The vehicle was later found abandoned on the Gene Snyder Freeway near Dixie Highway. Both Wade and the juvenile have been charged with robbery in three other cases -- hold-ups earlier Saturday at Circle K, 9111 Blue Lick Road; on Jan. 13 at First America Cash Advance, 6661 Dixie Highway; and on Jan. 10 at Cash Tyme, 11340 Preston Highway, Mueller said. Two people would enter the businesses wearing masks, brandish a sawed-off shotgun or a pistol and demand money, Mueller said. No one was injured in any of the robberies. Wade was arrested Monday, and the juvenile was arrested Tuesday, he said."

Pennsylvania: Elderly Man Fires Shots At Robbers As They Flee Home: "For the second time in a month, 82-year-old Kenneth Plummer Jr. was the victim of a home invasion, by robbers at his Fayette County home Monday night. "They got my wallet and ran through the house and got away with $350," Plummer said. The robbers pried upen a locked door, assaulted Plummer and removed cash from his pocket and another part of the Kaider Road house. State police said that as they left, Plummer went for his gun and fired three rounds at them. "Very unusual, yes. I can't recall seeing anything like this in my 15 years here," said trooper Thomas Broadwater. "He's obviously very shaken. He just has no idea why they're doing this," Broadwater said."

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