January 24th, 2010

Close Call

Posted in Videos by 200

The following video shows an armed robbery in San Dimas, California in December 2009.

Whilst he is forced to hand over cash from the till he calmly presses the alarm. In the meantime a Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy enters the store.

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When he was later arrested, the robber said the only reason he didn’t shoot the officer was because she was a woman.

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  1. Joe says:

    Obviously a gentleman!

    Truth is I suspect the prospect of someone likley to shoot back plus with a buddy outside who would certainly shoot as bad guy exited store probably counselled caution over bravado.

    Ask the question – if the bad guy was in England how would he have weighed the odds?

    January 25th, 2010 at 01:43

  2. bender the robot says:

    dont bare thinking about – but since killing a Police Officer wont get you a long sentence- I wouldnt like to guess…

    January 25th, 2010 at 06:46

  3. anon says:

    “dont bare thinking about”

    Sculpting new English is rightly the prerogative of genius.

    January 25th, 2010 at 09:08

  4. bender the robot says:

    **** TROLL ALERT ****

    January 25th, 2010 at 14:39

  5. bender the robot says:

    What Is A Troll?

    The term derives from “trolling”, a style of fishing which involves trailing bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite. The troll posts a message, often in response to an honest question, that is intended to upset, disrupt or simply insult the group.

    Usually, it will fail, as the troll rarely bothers to match the tone or style of the group, and usually its ignorance shows.

    Why do trolls do it?

    I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful.

    Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just as for a few, stalking a strong person allows them to think they are strong, too.

    For trolls, any response is ‘recognition’; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.

    Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it’s a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial timewasting to be funny?

    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).

    Troll – Angler or Underbridge Dweller?

    How can troll posts be recognised?

    No Imagination – Most are frighteningly obvious; sexist comments on nurses’ groups, blasphemy on religious groups .. I kid you not.
    Pedantic in the Extreme – Many trolls’ preparation is so thorough, that while they waste time, they appear so ludicrous from the start that they elicit sympathetic mail – the danger is that once the group takes sides, the damage is done.
    False Identity – Because they are cowards, trolls virtually never write over their own name, and often reveal their trolliness (and lack of imagination) in the chosen ID. As so many folk these days use false ID, this is not a strong indicator on its own!
    Crossposting – Any post that is crossposted to several groups should be viewed as suspicious, particularly if unrelated or of opposing perspective. Why would someone do that?
    Off-topic posting – Often genuine errors, but, if from an ‘outsider’ they deserve matter-of-fact response; if genuine, a brief apposite response is simply netiquette; if it’s a troll post, you have denied it its reward.
    Repetition of a question or statement is either a troll – or a pedant; either way, treatment as a troll is effective.
    Missing The Point – Trolls rarely answer a direct question – they cannot, if asked to justify their twaddle – so they develop a fine line in missing the point.
    Thick or Sad – Trolls are usually sad, lonely folk, with few social skills; they rarely make what most people would consider intelligent conversation. However, they frequently have an obsession with their IQ and feel the need to tell everyone. This is so frequent, that it is diagnostic! Somewhere on the web there must be an Intelligence Test for Trolls – rigged to always say “above 150″
    Who is at risk?

    Any newsgroup, bulletin board, forum or chatroom can attract trolls, but they don’t have the brains to attack nuclear physicists, and they are drawn to the quick response where sex, religion and race are found; so politics is easy prey.

    One troll famously tried to infiltrate a mensa group; the results read like 100 trolls and one regular, it didn’t have a chance – but it was stupid enough to persist until removed.

    When Should You Be Concerned?

    Usually, no, though fractured funny bones and occasional waves of nausea have been reported.

    When a troll become persistent and personal, you may need to consider the possibility that it has fermented into an Internet Stalker – equally pathetic, if not more so – but sometimes requiring weedkiller. Find Out More

    January 25th, 2010 at 14:42

  6. Tony F says:


    I agree with Joe.

    As for the same thing happening here, the full weight of the law would be brought into action. Ie; the CPS would bend over backwards to not prosecute. Some scrote loving lawyer will pocket a large wad, defending the scrote against all common sense, if the scrote is shot, the IPCC will (with assistance from the meeja and any spineless liberal leftie human rights politicians) hound the policeman who pulled the trigger.

    January 25th, 2010 at 16:14

  7. bender the robot says:

    It does depend- look at the Sharon B case- they all received big sentences… they wont be getting out until 2040… they will be 60…

    PC Gary Toms’ killers were not even charged with murder/manslaughter.

    Mad world…

    January 25th, 2010 at 18:45

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