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    Story From Chron.Com

    [line]Two teenagers who police said tried to steal a Rosenberg man's luxury car picked the wrong person, the wrong place and the wrong time.

    After abducting the man, who was able to stash his own pistol in a pocket, the teens drove him to a vacant lot Friday that just happened to be a few hundred feet from the Richmond police station, where officers were changing shifts.

    When McRon Thompson, 23, opened fire on the would-be car thieves, police heard the shots and came running. The teens, who were both wounded, were captured.

    "Obviously, they didn't know where they were, close to the police station and during a shift change. They didn't have a clue," said Sgt. Lowell Neinast of the Richmond Police Department.

    Neinast said the teens are from Brookshire and detectives do not know why they chose the Fort Bend County town as a place for a carjacking.

    The two, 18-year-old Joshua Payne and a 15-year-old whose name was not released because of his age, are facing aggravated robbery charges.

    No charges are expected against Thompson, Neinast said.

    Thompson had stopped at a carwash in the 1400 block of Jackson about 1 a.m., after finishing work at the nearby Richmond Foundry.

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    I hate to see anyone have to shoot another human being but I am glad the thugs are the shootees this time.

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    Glad the guy is ok. I keep my weapon such that if approached I can immediately draw it. It is bad enough being robbed/carjacked. Being kidnapped is another story. He was lucky to get his pistol in use to defend himself in his abducted condition. Being close to a police station didn't hurt either.

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    Like ilbob, I also hate for shooting to be necessary, but I am glad it was the punks. Carjacking is both a property crime and a violent crime. Victims of carjacking should be allowed to use force on their aggressors.

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    Score another one for the Good Guy.

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