Sunday, May 10, 2009

'Good Samaritan' pins down carjacker: "A shopper and an employee at a Jewel Express in Michigan City, Ind. helped save a man and captured an armed carjacker. They came to the rescue when they heard someone yelling for help in the store parking lot and saw he was being attacked by a man with a gun. 'Good Samaritan' John Jesko says he was at the store Wednesday when he witnessed a robbery in progress. "You cannot describe the look that man had. I think he thought he was going to get killed, and I had to help him," said Jesko. Thomas Holifield, 47, of Michigan City was charged with attempted car carjacking and taken into custody. Jesko says saw a 74-year-old man run from his van at pump six. He struggled with the offender who was allegedly pointing a gun to his head demanding he hand over the keys to his van. "The elderly man screamed for help. I look in my truck. Throw it in park." Jesko said. "I just could not ignore it. The cashier also helped by getting the gun from him after I poured coffee on him to distract him." Jesko, a Michigan City construction worker, says he held the man down until the police arrived. He says he was scared, but it did not stop him from helping someone in distress. Apparently, when the victim struggled with the offender, the gun went off and wounded the elderly man's arm. "Oh man, my heart was racing. It happened really quick. When you are looking at that gun, you are thinking, 'I could get shot here.' All I wanted to do was take his mind off that gun," Jesko said."

Jamaica: Gunman shot and killed during attempted robbery: "One of two men who attempted to rob a security guard was fatally shot and an illegal firearm seized at Beckford Crescent, Sandy Bay, Clarendon on Friday night. The guard was also shot and injured. The police report that about 10:00 o'clock, the security guard was at Beckford Crescent when he was approached by two men, one armed with a gun. The hoodlums demanded money and opened fire when the security guard refused. The guard opened fire at the gunmen and was shot. The area was searched and one of the gunmen, who police identify as 28-year-old Tony Bennett of Sandy Bay, was found with gunshot wounds. He was reportedly clutching a Taurus nine millimetre pistol with a magazine containing four rounds. The other gunman escaped. The security guard took the gunman's firearm to the May Pen Police Station, reported the incident and handed over the weapon. He was taken to hospital and admitted in serious condition. The injured gunman was taken to May Pen Hospital where he died".

Off-duty NYPD cop shoots armed robber: "New York City police say an off-duty cop shot and killed an armed robber during a hold-up at a Brooklyn auto shop. The officer was getting his car repaired when two men came into the shop and yelled they were robbing the business. One pulled a .45-claiber handgun. The officer identified himself as police, and shots were fired. Police say the armed suspect was struck in the neck and dropped the gun, but the second suspect picked it up and fired before fleeing the scene in a SUV. The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are searching for the second suspect. The officer wasn't injured. Uniformed officers responded shortly after the incident."

Germany: Idiot pols have run out of things to ban so want to ban paintball: “The German government wants to tighten gun laws and ban paintball games in response to a school shooting in which 16 people were killed in March …. Experts from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and her … coalition partners had agreed to ban paintball games … The governing parties say games like paintball trivialise violence and risk lowering the threshold for committing violent acts …. Germany toughened its gun laws in 2002 after 19-year-old Robert Steinhauser shot dead 16 people … and himself at a high school in the eastern German city of Erfurt. … The new rules would also grant authorities more rights in conducting checks with people owning guns, the sources said.”

1 comment:

Ron Russell said...

This sounds like the Germans--they will not fight in Afghanistan, they simply stay in the rear and drink beer and go home and brag about their combat experiances in the field. Countries that lose wars as the Germans did in WWII often suffer from pacificism for decades after the conflict is over so this is not surprising to me. But banning paintball guns--I can't figure that one out.