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    Don't Mess with Texas

    Or, at least with geezer Texans that carry:

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/20153320/detail.html

    HPD: Man, 74, Shoots Carjacker, 18
    Teen Shot Twice

    POSTED: Thursday, July 23, 2009
    UPDATED: 4:33 pm CDT July 23, 2009
    HOUSTON -- A 74-year-old man shot a teenager who tried to carjack him outside his home, police told KPRC Local 2.


    Houston police said Martin Baltazar, 18, approached August Peters as he was getting out of a car at a home in the 10900 block of Corona Lane shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday.

    Investigators said Baltazar, wearing a ski mask, put a knife to Peters' throat and told the man to hand over his keys.

    Peters got back in his car, pulled out a gun and and fired twice -- hitting Baltazar once in the stomach, police said.

    Detectives said Baltazar ran through a house across the street and tried to run through a back door, but it was locked.

    "I see the guy running to my house, and I see a lot of blood on him. I told that guy, 'Stay there,'" witness Jorge Ramos said.

    Baltazar picked up a chair, threw it through a window and jumped out the window, police said.

    Ramos said the suspect took his pants off in order to get through the window.

    He then jumped a fence and collapsed two blocks away on Carvel Lane near Wilcrest Drive, investigators said.

    Baltazar was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in fair condition.

    No one else was not injured.

    Police said Baltazar could face an aggravated robbery charge.

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    No one else was not injured? They use double negatives in the news? Or is it just Texas news?

    I know it sounds funny, but I'm glad the carjacker got shot and survived. Now he can go tell his buddies what happens when you try to play Grand Theft Auto in the real world.
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    Being Texas, I'm kind of shocked that the witness, who saw the guy running away, didn't pull out a firearm of his own and shoot the carjacker again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaclient View Post
    Being Texas, I'm kind of shocked that the witness, who saw the guy running away, didn't pull out a firearm of his own and shoot the carjacker again.
    This would have been the best possible outcome. :headbang:

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    I'm curious why type of gun [especially caliber] the old man was packin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    This would have been the best possible outcome. :headbang:
    If the guy had crossed anyone else's property in the process of running away, then it would have been much more justified.. I'm sure that anyone that witnessed this was just waiting.. and probably with bad trigger discipline. :suicide:

    In New York, for instance, the guy would have been dead and lying face down in the street while this kid roamed around with his car.

    Don't **** with Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaclient View Post
    I'm curious why type of gun [especially caliber] the old man was packin'.
    I dont know- but be it it noted that this one (me) carries a Ruger Vaquero .44 Mag !

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    How do quick draw when knife is on throat!??!!!!?????
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    August Peters

    Great name for a crusty old man.

    Go Texas.

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