"Concealed weapons permit holder stops would-be robbers"

KSL.com (Channel 5 in Salt Lake, Utah) has this story:

Concealed weapons permit holder stops would-be robbers
June 17th, 2009 @ 1:26pm
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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Blogger Jacob S. Paulsen said...

As a concealed carry instructor this kind of story really makes me mad. This action was not only foolish but illegal. Utah law doesn't allow for the use of or threat of deadly force in defense of property. This kind of thing gives good, educated, ccw holders a bad name.

6/18/2009 3:25 AM  

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