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Posted: 6/17/2009 12:44:41 PM EST
MIDVALE –– A man with a concealed weapons permit stopped two would-be Midvale robbers from making off with his friend's stuff.

Police say the men were coming home from an errand around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning when they spotted the suspects with their things. The suspects took off on foot.

One of the men being robbed grabbed a gun from his truck and started running after them.

Midvale police Detective Sgt. John Salazar said, "Grabs a loaded .40-caliber handgun and chases with the gun, shooting rounds either into the air or into the ground as they were chasing."

The gunfire stopped the suspects dead in their tracks. The men held the robbers at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested them.

No one was hurt.


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Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:47:15 PM EST
...well, at least they were captured.

HH
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:49:25 PM EST
"shooting rounds into either the air or the ground"

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:50:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Power2thePeople:
"shooting rounds into either the air or the ground"



That would get you some jail time here.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:53:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By Power2thePeople:
"shooting rounds into either the air or the ground"



That would get you some jail time here.


Here too (NC).

Can't fire a weapon as a warning, and can't hold people at gun point.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:04:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By Power2thePeople:
"shooting rounds into either the air or the ground"



That would get you some jail time here.


Here too (NC).

Can't fire a weapon as a warning, and can't hold people at gun point.


Too bad you can't shoot those low-life's in the back either and avoid court.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:12:34 PM EST
Here in TX, I believe you have the right to go after the criminals to retreive your stuff, but warning shots are definitely not allowed.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:15:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Originally Posted By Power2thePeople:
"shooting rounds into either the air or the ground"



That would get you some jail time here.


Here too (NC).

Can't fire a weapon as a warning, and can't hold people at gun point.

As far as I know, every state allows for citizens' arrest in the case of observed felonies. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
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