Saturday, January 10, 2009

So ...

There was a pro-Hamas demonstration in town today. (Pictures in a later post.) Several dozen, probably a couple of hundred Orlando police were there to keep the few hundred pro-Hamas types away from the few pro-Israel counter-demonstrators.

While Orlando's Finest were planning to keep the dumb-asses from getting killed by the evil assholes yesterday, Orlando's residents once again had to fend for themselves. Fortunately, Orlando's law-abiding types are better shots than its criminals. Yesterday evening another citizen had to kill another armed robber in a public place. This is part of a welcome trend. If you don't think it is, then consider the alternative - letting the criminals do as they will. The police sure as Hell aren't going to do anything.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Would-be victim shoots, kills robber at Orange County carwash

Willoughby Mariano Sentinel Staff Writer
January 10, 2009

Gunfire at a South Orange Blossom Trail carwash Friday left a suspected robber dead at the hands of his intended victim, Orange County deputies said.

The attack took place about 6:40 p.m. when two men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, walked up to a customer inside a carwash bay at 5101 S. Orange Blossom Trail. They tried to rob the patron, but he pulled out a handgun and fired, striking one of his attackers, Cmdr. Paul "Spike" Hopkins said.

"The bad guy was killed, and this guy [the customer] is safe tonight," Hopkins said. Investigators did not release the names of those involved. The second suspect ran off and had not been found early today.

Friday's shooting was the second time in four days that a customer at an Orange County business shot and killed a robbery suspect.
ADDED: I left out the best part of the story from the Sentinel.
The attempted robbery was similar to five attacks during the past week along a one-mile stretch of South Orange Blossom Trail, Hopkins said. Two men, one armed with a shotgun, demanded money from their victims. Investigators are trying to establish a possible link.

Fred Johnson, 39, who owns a hair and nail salon next door to the carwash, spotted the suspected robber lying in a pool of blood.

"You can't go around robbing people. Simple as that. It's not fair," Johnson said.

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