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Man carrying gun tries to steal purse

April 22, 2006

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An armed man attempted to steal a woman's purse at gunpoint this morning in the parking lot of Dillon's grocery store, 1015 W. 23rd St., police dispatchers said.

The man apparently showed the woman a handgun and attempted to steal her purse around 10:15 a.m. today, then drove off in an older white sports utility vehicle headed south on Naismith Drive. The man did not get the purse.

At least four Lawrence Police officers were dispatched to the area, but no suspect was yet in custody.

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offtotheright 7 years, 12 months ago

You spelled Lecompton wrong dude!

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scenebooster 7 years, 12 months ago

Marion: the Rambo of the Kaw! "I got me a gun, caint wait tah use it" CHUMP!!!

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geekin_topekan 7 years, 12 months ago

NEGRAZZFOLIFE Straight outta Lacompton!! (ks)

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Calliope877 7 years, 12 months ago

I knew there was a reason why I never liked the Dillons on 23rd Street....

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 12 months ago

where's biosolidsman when we really need him. this crime could've just been prevented if Biosolidsman had been on patrol with his leaking truck. note this attack didn't happen in east lawrence, yesterday morning...QED.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

I do not anticpate with any sort of glee the prospect of having to shoot someone; I assure you that it is no fun but being shot is far less fun; been there, done that.

Continued next post:

I am qualified 1911A1, M-16, HK MP5 and its variants, Remington 870 in combat courses but prefer an Ithaca 37 as it will slam fire simply by jacking the slide and holding down the trigger(Early versions.).

Both incidents to which I referred as well as several others not worth mentioning occurred in businesses whcih kept very large amounts of CASH on hand; usually well over $40K and not unusual to have $100K on premise and were without effective security other than the sidearm of the person on duty.

In another business for which I worked and owned a bit of in Kansas City, Missouri it was not unusual to see a firearm displayed in a defensive manner by an employee weekly.

Truman Road and The Paseo is just that sort of place.

The 6000 block of Troost is antoher place in which firearms appear quite often in the hands of law abiding citizens, being displayed to stop or prevent a crime.

The display and use of deadly force is not a matter to be dealt with lightly.

More and more store clerks, business owners and just plain ordinary folks have had enough of the armed criminal.

Virtually all jewelry stores, liquor stores and many convienience stores now have at least one armed employee.

Many pizza delivery drivers; one of the most hazardous occupations in the US, are carrying with or without their employer's consent or knowledge.

It is a matter of survival for them.

I suggest that you quell your prejudices and take a look at this link:

http://www.nraila.org/ArmedCitizen/Default.aspx

My work carreer has been varied over the years and a few of the jobs were in retrospect quite dangerous but I was young and going to live forever and therefore bulletproof.

I sometimes joke about the use of deadly force but it is Black Humour and I take the matter quite seriously.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

scenebooster:

I know enough to realise that you are a complete idiot incapable of recognising truth when you read it.

I prefer to carry(And do.)a Government Model 1911A1 in 45 ACP.

My second choice is a Glock 21 but I have developed an odd interest in a short barrelled Colt SAA in 45 Colt.

I mention the 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) round because of its effectiveness if loaded properly.

I personally carry one Glaser in the barrell, followed by two more Glasers and then Winchester Silvertips in the rest of the magazine which is a 7+1.

The firearm uses standard military sights, is Parkerised grey to eliminate reflection, is fitted with ammbidexterous safety and slide release; modified to prevent snagging, Pachmayr grips and an adjustable trigger with little takeup and a 10 1/2 lb trigger pull to minimise the possibility of accidental discharge.

My Glock is fitted with the 10 1/2 lb New York trigger and Trtiium fixed night sights , rounded so as to not snag and 13 round magazines.

I load the Glock in a manner similar to the 1911.

The 10 1/2 lb trigger pulls also make defence of the use of deadly force much easier as they require very specific intent to go Bang!

Continued next post in order to doge the 3000 character limit:

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xenophonschild 7 years, 12 months ago

Actually, no. I went to work almost immediately after I got out; got a better job at my present company a month later.

One thing, I spent my last three years in the El Dorado facility, worked at a private manufacturing concern inside the fences there, and managed to save almost $6,000 by the time I got out. Can't emphasize how important it is for guys getting out, especially after a long time down, to have this kind of cushion.

If you read my last post you'll understand my caution; I work for an area publishing company. While in MCF-OPH, I ran the prison newspaper and have an extensive background in printing, editing, etc. My company routinely hires ex-convicts, not the least because we often prove to be exceptionally hard workers. I started at an entry-level position, worked hard and got promoted, caught the eye of the owner, who I now train as a powerlifter (I'm a former Kansas Open powerlifting champ - 242lb. class). We needed, and still need, help in sales and I started work for our vice-president a few months ago. We do a lot of work for non-profits; I want to move us over to commercial work for Fortune 500 companies.

Life is good, and it's getting better.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 12 months ago

Glad you are out, Xeno. I guess the system does reform a few. It's unfortunate that there aren't more like you.

I'm interested in knowing what you do for a living. Is it hard to get work?

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warcraft1975 7 years, 12 months ago

Marion.... i for one agree with all that you have said,more people should be willing to stop an attacker instead of just letting them become a vic,

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xenophonschild 7 years, 12 months ago

Wrongtinkle:

You have, in the past, asked what I went to prison for - "really." I had to refer to the KDOC website to refresh my memory

I have nine (9) current felony convictions. I was convicted of 1st degree murder (1) and sentenced in 1975 to natural life - with a fifteen years parole eligibility.

While in Lansing, I escaped from custody and picked up (2) Aggravated Battery Against A Law Enforcement Officer; (3) Aggravated Escape From Custody; (4 & 5) two counts of Aggravated Robbery; (6) Aggravated Burglary; (7) Burglary; and (8 & 9) two counts, Theft ($100 or More).

In 1977, while in Lansing, I was charged with manslaughter(inmate); the charge was later dropped when Leavenworth County authorities declined to prosecute.

In 1984, I was charged with attempted murder/aggravated assault (inmate); charges were later dropped when Washington County, MN authorities declined to prosecute.

At the end of 2004, after almost 31 years in prison and thirteen consecutive rejections by the Kansas Parole Board, I was released on parole. I would like to be more specific; however, one of your colleagues is striving mightily to discover my identity so he can whine to my parole officer that I insult/threaten/intimidate him on a newspaper web-site. Don't need the aggravation. I'll be off paper in August and will be delighted to provide more specific information/dates etc., then.

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BrianR 7 years, 12 months ago

"You should be glad that you do not live in New York, Houston, Compton, East St. Louis or 'Nawlins; all crime ridden cities."

I've lived in NYC and Philadelphia but got robbed for the first, second and third time in my live in Lawrence, KS.

What is reality?

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scenebooster 7 years, 12 months ago

Funny, lame-o, but you know absolutely nothing about me - where I'm from, where I've lived, etc. I've spent considerable time in each of the cities you mention (except Houston - Texas, and its politicians suck), and shock and awe, I've had a gun put to my head twice. My having a gun would have done nothing except get me killed. The terms you use - perp, illegals, ACP's - all reveal that you're a wannabe. YOU LIVE IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS!!! I got my first gun at the age of ten, grew up around them, and I don't want to shoot anyone, or see anyone get shot. You're ignorant, and I do not believe for a second that you "got the drop" on anybody (except in your head). Have a great day, CHUMP!

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Baille 7 years, 12 months ago

Anyone remember the SNL episode with William Shatner where he was reminiscing with his wife over the time he fought off the mugger?

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

You people have real difficulty with REALITY, don't you?

Some of us have led REAL lives in which biosolids happens.

You should be glad that you do not live in New York, Houston, Compton, East St. Louis or 'Nawlins; all crime ridden cities.

How did I come to find out that the guys were illegals?

The PD involved determined that the perps were illegals, they were turned over to INS and deported.

That's how!

You live in a bubble.

Thanks.

Marion.

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scenebooster 7 years, 12 months ago

Yep, shooting people is fun. It's especially entertaining to hear people speak so gleefully about hurting other people.

And I'm quite sure marion is a pistol packin' tuff guy, out there to defend freedom and walmart til they pry it out of his cold, dead hands.

How did you come to find out the bad guys were illegal aliens? Details, please. We are breathless waiting to hear about your exploits.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

Oh.

And in both instances the bad guys were illegal aliens in unlawful possession of firearms.

Thanks.

Marion.

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rightthinker 7 years, 12 months ago

xenophonykid:

you make me think of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

Twice, although in both cases I was able to get the dorp on the guys and they realised that discretion was indeed the bettor part of valour and excercised the good common sense to drop their weapons.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Wilbur_Nether 7 years, 12 months ago

Marion violently wrote: "My own preference is to give them what they want, then to refuse to cooperate further and while they are figuring out what to do, hit them with a few placed .45 ACPs in the breathers and the old pump."

Which causes me to wonder, how many times he has defended himself in this manner against muggers and other criminals?

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Silence_Dogood 7 years, 12 months ago

Macon. Stupid. The year 1947 should be ashamed.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Thanks.

Marion.

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macon47 7 years, 12 months ago

marion. she should shoot him right below is belt buckle in the NUT ZONE

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

Physicl descriptions ae rarely released to the public for fear that the department involved will be accused of profiling.

It is no longer PC to provide the public with a complete physical description of aremd felons.

Thanks.

Marion.

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xenophonschild 7 years, 12 months ago

Kids and amateurs are the only ones dumb enough to do armed robberies anymore. And he didn't even get the purse!

I did ten years in an underground supermax in Minnesota (Oak Park Heights) and one of the locals laid out a plan to knock an armored car in a shopping center. It sounded plausible, but they later sent him to the feds and I got sent back to Kansas; got older and less bolder and decided on the straight-and-narrow. The underlying logic was, if you were going to steal, and run the risk of prison for stealing, you might as well steal a lot.

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OmegaPaiN 7 years, 12 months ago

Why no description of the robber?

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

Yes, the A Zone is in the chest.

If an assailant is armed but fleeing, under certain circumstances the assaulted may still return fire under certian conditions.

If the fleeing armed felon fires, the victim may quite lawfully blow him away.

It is usually best to shout out, "Stop! I'll shoot!"

The victim shoud have by this point drawn a bead on the culprit and as soon as the reprobate turns(Which they almost invariably will!), the victim may quite lawfully fill him full of lead, as they say in the old Westerns.

Armed fleeing felons do pose a danger to others and this too has been recognised by judges, prosecutors and juries.

It may be quite reasonably assumed that an armed fleeing felon will violate again and so that armed fleeing felon may also be shot in the prevetion of the commission oaf another armed felony.

There tends to be an open season on armed fleeing felons and most juries will not convict in questionable cases.

This was shown a few years back in Kansas City, Kansas in a case in which a disabled liquor store owner not only shot the bad guy but reloaded and shot him some more after chasing him down in the parking lot.

The jusry TWICE refused to convict.

I do not necesarily recommend the aforementioed procedure but the fellow will no loner be out trying to do felony armed robbery.

"Warning Shots" are dangerous and should never be fired; that Newtonian thing about "What goes up must come down!" and all that.

My own preference is to give them what they want, then to refuse to cooperate further and while they are figuring out what to do, hit them with a few placed .45 ACPs in the breathers and the old pump.

Or just go for broke ant let them have it at the outset; you really have nothing to lose as most of them will kill you in the wink of an eye and never flinch.

Headshots are dangerous and easy to miss although the results are impressive.

Shotguns are good for home defence as well.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Baille 7 years, 12 months ago

Can't shoot 'em in the back, Marion.

Maybe Jamesaust can come 'round and give us all an update on self-defense laws in Kansas.

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unconservitiveperson 7 years, 12 months ago

Why would you call your own wife [ei your property for pleasure] a looser??? Oh- she married YOU..... duh....

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macon47 7 years, 12 months ago

sorry she voted for kerry and gore, both losers

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unconservitiveperson 7 years, 12 months ago

macon47....LOL I was hopin it was your wife!!!!

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macon47 7 years, 12 months ago

poor chap We need to find him , get him some help, He is evidently a troubled man. We should feel his pain. the lady probably caused it, i bet she voted for bush

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 12 months ago

Too bad that the gal was not packing and was therefore unable to drop the cretin in his tracks with a couple of well-placed hits in the A Zone.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 7 years, 12 months ago

This ought to empty out the donut shops (for at least 10 minutes)

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ouroboros 7 years, 12 months ago

And which she would have been able to do even BEFORE the unnecessary concealed carry law, which will encourage the concealment of said weapon. Whatever happened to gun racks anyway - THAT was a deterrent.

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Baille 7 years, 12 months ago

Which of course the woman is free to do.

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small_fish_in_small_pond 7 years, 12 months ago

Yes the law should require that EVERYONE has to carry a gun. That way we can just decide the altercation like they did in the old west.

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Liberty 7 years, 12 months ago

If the woman was prominently wearing a gun, the man would not have even tried.

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