7/03/2008

71 year old former Marine with concealed handgun permit stops armed robbery

The story from WPLG (channel 10 in Miami) is here:

Former Marine's Actions Called Into Question
Family Of Subway Robbery Suspect Says Customer Shouldn't Have Pulled Trigger
POSTED: 10:30 am EDT June 29, 2007
PLANTATION, Fla. -- The family of one of the men who was shot by a retired United States Marine while they attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop said the customer shouldn't have pulled the trigger.

According to Plantation police, two armed men barged into the Subway at 1949 Pine Island Road shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. When they tried to force John Lovell into the bathroom, he pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said.

Donicio Arrindell, 22, was shot in the head and later died at the hospital. Fredrick Gadson, 21, was shot in the chest and ran from the Subway, but police found him in hiding in some bushes on the property of a nearby BankAtlantic.

Lovell, 71, was the lone customer at the time. Police said he had a concealed weapons permit. . . .


Thanks to Richard of Newport.

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4 Comments:

Blogger TheBronze said...

John, you saw that this happened a year ago, right?

Still a good story...

7/04/2008 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... slanty. Nice first paragraph.

Who cares what the goblin's families think. I bet they were "good boys" & "just about to turn their life around", right? Nonsense.

Semper Fi, Marine.

7/04/2008 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Rick M said...

So what does Rosa and Ivory Jones think their darling grandson was going to do with Mr. Lovell when they'd got him in the toilet? take him for a pee perhaps? From the report it seems Mr. Lovell was not "taking the law in his hands" but only defended himself when the ARMED ROBBERS ordered him into the toilets, we can only guess what for.

7/04/2008 12:14 PM  
Blogger DJK said...

Well done, Marine!

7/15/2008 11:55 AM  

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