Saturday, January 14, 2017
Greetings fellow Bizarros:
Of all the places to walk into while waving a firearm around, you'd think a gun store would be the worst. And you would be right. But one Georgia bad man never thought that far ahead.
The two armed robbers walked into the Dixie Gun and Pawn shop in Mableton, Georgia dressed in ski masks.
At first, they aimed the gun at an unarmed employee. The employee put his hands up in the air and pleaded for mercy as he walked towards the store owner.
The store owner, 64-year-old Jimmy Groover, was standing with his back to the armed robbers and he did not immediately realize that his employee was being held at gunpoint.
The armed robbers ordered the employees and the two customers to get down on the ground or they will be killed.
As soon as Groover turned his back, the armed man shot at him. The bullet hit the glass window.
Groover then grabbed his own gun from the holster on his waist and shot at the robbers.
One of the masked robbers fell to the ground and he died at the scene, while the accomplice managed to escape.
Groover is upset over the fact that he had no other choice, but to shoot at the armed robbers to protect his workers, customers and himself.
"I hate that this happened. I have been doing this 30 years. Nothing like this has ever happened. I never wanted this to happen, but I want to go home at night too," Groover said.
No charges were filed against Groover after police reviewed the stores surveillance videos and ruled that it was a clear case of self-defense.
Police are still looking for the accomplice.
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*------- Dog Kept Owner Warm for 20 Hours -------*
A Michigan dog helped keep her owner alive by warming his body in freezing conditions after he slipped on snow. Kelsey the golden retriever stayed with her owner Bob for nearly 20 hours after he slipped and injured his neck while getting a log for his fire on New Year's Eve. Bob called for his neighbors, but only Kelsey responded to his call and immediately began to protect her owner from the 24 degree cold. "Kelsey was licking him and barking at him and pawing at him. I can see marks on his arm from her pawing at him," his daughter Jenny said. Bob's neighbor Rick eventually stopped by to borrow some eggs and discovered Kelsey still protecting his unconscious body. Bob was immediately taken to a hospital where he received neurosurgery. "I don't think he would be living unless the dog were there. The dog kept him warm." the neurosurgeon said. The surgery was successful and Kelsey was there immediately after to greet her beloved owner.
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The Florida Highway Patrol said a man is facing felony charges for using a remote-controlled device to hide his license plate and avoid paying a $1.25 toll. The FHP said a trooper spotted Joshua Concepcion West using the mechanism to lower a shield that covers his license plate while approaching a toll plaza in Orlando. "These devices are specifically designed to obscure your tag," FHP Sgt. Kim Montes told local news. Montes said the method of toll-evasion is "kind of James Bond-like, where this device is activated remotely." She said a trooper saw the shield both lower and rise. West was arrested on felony charges of petit theft and cheating, or gross fraud. "Now he is charged with a felony, for failure to pay a $1.25 toll," Montes said. Different types of gadgets available online that are designed to hide license plates. They generally retail for $50-$200.
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LEWIS; When I leave my car running to warm up on a cold day I lock the doors so no one can get into the car. I always carry a spare car key on a separate key chain in case I ever lock the door with the key inside the car. Thus if that man in Michigan had his car doors locked he should not have been ticketed. -R.S.
[I admit I have left my car running and unattended for a couple minutes on many occasions. On the other hand, I don't live in Detroit.]
The guy complaining because he got a $128 ticket for running his car unattended needs to cough up $150 and get a remote starter. Remote starts are legal in most states. Then he won't get any more tickets.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. If he wants to warm up his car, he'll have to get Auto Start so there's no key in the ignition.
[Yep, that dumb bastard needs to be fined for his own good. He should know better than to do something completely innocent with his own vehicle on his own property that he pays taxes for. That stupid piece of shit.]
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