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    Stop or my wife will shoot!

    "HOUSTON -
    A woman opened fire on a group of robbers at a local Denny's restaurant.
    At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a man who does not want to be identified, said his brother was robbed by six men with guns at a Denny's off the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston.
    "I don't know if it was random or someone set him up. Because he got his own label," said the victim's brother. His brother's wife was in the restroom at the time, but when she exited the restroom she saw the group of suspected robbers. Police said that's when she pulled out her gun and shot at them "She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That's when she started doing what she gotta do. She got a license and she'll do anything to protect her kids and my brother," he said.
    Police said there was a shootout, but it is not known how many shots were fired at the time. However, police said the gunshots did hit cars in the parking lot.
    No bystanders or customers were injured.
    The group of suspects fled the scene.
    The married couple said they are still shook up, but their family said they're glad they made it out alive.
    "Self-defense saved my brother's life," he said.
    According to police, the robbers got away with jewelry.
    If you have any information that could lead to an arrest call Crime Stoppers at (713)-222-TIPS"


    http://www.click2houston.com/news/wo...c/-/index.html

    Woman opens up and drives off six armed bandits!
    Not to shabby!

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    What is meant by "He's got his own label"?

    While it sounds as if the shooter will not be charged, there are a lot of concerns about what happened when she fired those shots. The cited article noted that cars in the parking lot were hit. Using cars in the parking lot may not be the best choice of backstop.

    The article is too vague for rational discussion of the appropriateness of the shooting - "She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That's when she started doing what she gotta do" just does not tell enough about the threat level.

    stay safe.
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    Just a SWAG, skid, but I would be willing to bet that "record label" is what is meant. I would also be willing to bet that there is more to this story than what is being told. And, no, I am not trying to say there was wrong-doing by the wife or her husband.

    Just say that I have a very suspicious mind about what motivated the six robbers. I don't really think it was the jewelry that they got away with.
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    Ah! A much better understanding now - that the incident might have been related to a discussion between urban recording artists regarding the talents of one faction versus those of the other faction. It also sheds some light on why the victim was not armed while his wife was.

    Which adds impetus to the need for Waffle House to ban recording artists, seeing as their corporate policy which already bans firearms seems so ineffective. (Well, there may also be something about the fact that management/employees at the individual locations seem to generally not enforce the policy.)

    stay safe.
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    So, if she shot my car in the parking lot, I'm assuming she would be liable to pay for damages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptrdsmn View Post
    So, if she shot my car in the parking lot, I'm assuming she would be liable to pay for damages?
    And we have a winner! (BTW, her insurance would probably refuse the claim because it was an intentional act rather than an accident. Small Claims Court for you if she does not cough up the necessary cash.)

    stay safe.
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