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Posted: 7/8/2002 11:59:44 AM EDT
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/712722/posts[/url] Ngoc Thanh Le knew his line of work was dangerous so that's why, a family member said, he kept a handgun behind the register of his westside convenience store. The man that patrons and friends called Papa was forced to use the gun Monday morning when an armed robber tried to hold up the mom and pop store in the 9800 block of Westpark. Le was critically injured in the gun battle. The robber, whose identity was not available, died at the hospital after he tried to flee in his car and wrecked it just a block away. "Every store owner knows this is going to happen one day," said Le's brother-in-law Khai Nguyen. "It's a risk to do this kind of job. But it's the only way to make a living."
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Link Posted: 7/8/2002 12:51:33 PM EDT
As a fellow Houstonian, I'd like to say to Mr. Le: You're a real Texas cowboy now!!! Good job. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 12:54:15 PM EDT
Store Owner 1 Robber 0 Jay [img]http://www.commspeed.net/jmurray/images/iroc-cop.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:39:48 PM EDT
I hope Mr. Le will be O.K. This is another lesson that criminals and courts need to understand; that when an individual decide's too become a criminal and use violence to his gain, that there is a certain risk that goes along with that decision. It sounds like Mr. Le understood his job and his risk. I wonder if the dead criminal understood his? Or if the courts understand that philosophy, being that this occurred in Texas I am confident that the courts do understand, but in other jurisdictions they might be looking at Mr.Le for possible prosecution. Here in Canada Mr.Le would probably be prosecuted, if I need to defend myself I am better off legally to forget about my AR or any other firearm and use a power tool.(I am looking into how I can convert my Paslode to full-auto).lol!
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:17:02 PM EDT
Good for him, too bad he is hurt.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 2:26:43 PM EDT
I've always said that if I'm gonna die in a pool of blood...I'd like to have the opportunity to shoot back!
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