Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gotta Love Texas!

A whole bunch of folks sent this one in...

Texas husband shoots 2 bank robbers that abducted him, his wife, police say
COLUMBUS, Texas – Authorities say a Houston-area man turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted him and his wife by pulling a gun on the unsuspecting duo and shooting them both, killing one of them.

The suspects apparently knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, and they abducted her and her husband at gunpoint at their residence north of the city on Thursday and drove them back to the bank, Columbus County Sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Weido told Houston television station KHOU.
At some point, the husband retrieved a firearm he had in his truck and opened fire, killing one of the attackers and wounding the other.

[pause to let cheers and catcalls die down]

Now, far be it from me to do or say anything that discourages potential goblins from adding to the DGC, but you think at some point they'd stop doing stupid stuff like this in Texas. Massachusetts or New York, sure, they'd get away with it no question. Florida, Texas, Georgia, though? You're just playing the odds, and they're not very good odds at that. Eventually, you're going to run into someone with a gun.

Here's another thing to think about. What would have happened if that gentleman hadn't had a gun in his truck? How likely is it that the two armed men would have just gone back to their house and left them there? Or is it more likely that they would have driven out into the middle of nowhere, killed them both, and left their bodies to the buzzards? Fortunately, we'll never know, because they got themselves ventilated by a good guy.

Which is EXACTLY how it should be.

Dead Goblin Count: 423

That is all.

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