Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pistol Whipped Man Accesses Gun, Drives off Attackers

An East Palo Alto man turned the tables on two suspects during a home invasion robbery Wednesday afternoon.

Two men entered a residence in the 2200 block of Capitol Avenue at about 2:39 p.m. and tried to rob the resident inside, East Palo Alto police Acting Detective Sgt. Angel Sanchez said.

"They assaulted the victim with a handgun, pistol-whipping him and asking for money and guns," Sanchez said. "At one point the victim was able to retrieve a gun, and they saw that and fled."

As the would-be robbers ran away, the victim, who was in his 30s, fired a few rounds into the ground "to scare them," Sanchez said.

The detective said he didn't know where the victim got the gun, but said it wasn't taken from the suspects. It's also unknown why the robbers specifically demanded guns from the victim.

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1 comment:

Dick said...

Fired a few rounds into the ground?
Wrong target. This kind of thinking gets you killed. How about firing a few rounds into the bad guys?