Re: cell phones, head sets, guns, and idiots

From: Matt Jensen (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 11:55:11 PST

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:

> You won't see stuff like this on CNN or, I bet, in the oaklandtribune
> Bill
That's quite a story. Check out the Dirty Harry part:

"[The police] said a man and a woman got out of their 1998 Mercury
Mountaineer around 12:48 p.m. to go into the Whitehaven mall when a man
grabbed the woman, put a gun to her head and demanded the keys to the
sport utility vehicle.

"The man with her got out of the vehicle and pushed her out of the way and fired shots at the robber," [the police] said." ---

Even at first glance, that's quite a risk to take, just to save your car. On top of that, think of where these people were. It sounds like the carjacker grabbed the woman when she got out of her side, then the man came out of his side, went around the car, and pushed the carjacker out of the way. That seems to give the carjacker quite an opportunity to shoot the woman.

I suppose if the man whipped out his gun when he got out of the car, he could have stalemated the carjacker as he approached him. But that still seems like quite a risk to take. If this carjacker had the mentality of the truck driver in the other story, it might have been a Tarentino bloodbath.

-Matt Jensen Seattle > You won't see stuff like this on CNN or, I bet, in the oaklandtribune > > > > Bill > > > Headsets probably would not have helped here: > > > > > > > > > OAKLAND -- All the man and woman wanted to do was tell the speeding > > pickup truck driver -- who had almost collided with their car as he > > talked on a cell phone -- to be more careful, police said Wednesday. > > > > But their effort turned into a nightmare when, in one of the most > > violent cases of road rage police said they have ever seen, the truck > > driver shot the man several times and then chased their car briefly as > > they drove to the hospital. > > >

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