If Only They Had A Gun

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2 men arrested for allegedly carjacking good Samaritan who helped them

Two men from Kankakee, IL have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle after police say that they carjacked a good Samaritan who tried to help them after their car rolled over on I-57. Police say that 28 year old James A. Tallent, and 27 year old William C. Blunt, two men from Kankakee, were involved in a rollover crash on I-57, near 139th Street at about 4:30AM yesterday. A good Samaritan saw the rolled over vehicle, and stopped his 2000 Lexus SUV to try and help. Tallent and Blunt then allegedly threw the good Samaritan to the ground and stole his vehicle. Police reportedly found the stolen Lexus near Blunt’s home, where one of the men was arrested. The other man was arrested shortly thereafter in a nearby apartment building. Police also say that about half an hour before the rollover crash and carjacking, one or possibly both of the suspects was involved in the robbery of the Bradley, Illinois BP Fast and Fresh gas station. In that robbery, one man is said to have entered the gas station, armed with a black handgun, and demanded “all” the money. The man then pistol whipped an employee, and ordered him into the cooler, before stealing cash, beer, and other items, according to police.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

March 1st, 2009 at 11:12 am





Bakery Owner’s Wife Shot by Disappointed Robber

Lucy’s Sweet Surrender is the last remaining bakery on Buckeye Road in Cleveland, Ohio. It is well known for its Hungarian treats, and loved by neighborhood residents who lament the closing of the other Hungarian bakeries. Now the owner is considering closing shop due to brazen armed robbery that left his wife, Marika Feigenbaum, shot and pistol whipped. Marika was in the baker when an armed robber entered and demanded that she open the safe and give him large amounts of money. Marika truthfully responded that there was no safe, and that only small amounts of cash were on hand.  Enraged, the robber pistol whipped the woman’s head and shot her in the shoulder, then fled.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 24th, 2009 at 6:42 pm





Home Invaders Murder Father, Pistol Whip Wife and Children

58-year-old small business-owner Robert Chae was pronounced dead at his home with multiple stab wounds, after home invaders entered his home to steal money. Police said the suspects attacked Mr. Chae as he was preparing to leave for work. Chae’s wife and two children were forced into the basement where they were bound with duct tape and pistol whipped. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 10th, 2009 at 10:51 pm





Man robbed and pistol whipped during home invasion

A man who ran a barber shop out of his home in unincorporated Redwood City, CA was reportedly pistol-whipped and robbed Wednesday night. Gilardo Mendoza, 43, reportedly suffered a head wound after the incident at his home on the 500 block of Hurlingame Avenue in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

October 3rd, 2008 at 1:26 pm





Babysitter Accused in Armed Home Invasion

A baby sitter accused of taking part in an armed home invasion appeared in bond court on Monday morning. Janette Martinez, 22, and her boyfriend, Fernando Luis Gaston, are reportedy accused of invading an FL home and pistol-whipping the resident on Saturday night, whose 7 year old child she reportedly babysat. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 23rd, 2008 at 6:17 am





Residents stabbed, pistol-whipped in 2 Oakland Home Invasions

Police are investigating two apparently unrelated home invasion robberies Wednesday in Oakland, CA. The first home invasion reportedly occurred at about 10:15 p.m. in the 3600 block of Laguna Avenue. A man 35, and a woman, 24, were stabbed. In the other home invasion, on the 2000 block of Montana Street, 4 male robbers confronted the resident in his home and beat him with a rifle during the robbery. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 11th, 2008 at 1:51 pm





Criminal Sentenced in MN Home Invasions

Dennis Lee Richardson Jr. of Willmar and formerly of Rochester was convicted of first-degree aggravated robbery and third-degree burglary, charges that stemmed from separate incidents in 2007. Richardson and two other men broke into a house and bound a 69-year-old man to a chair with duct tape, pistol-whipped him, and then stole $800 in cash and $4,000 in commemorative state quarters. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 7th, 2008 at 12:01 am





Man shot and pistol-whipped during home invasion

A Springfield, MA man was pistol-whipped and shot in the leg during a Pasco Road home invasion this morning. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert A. Daniel said the incident occurred about 4 a.m. when three to four males, armed with a handgun, entered the victim’s home at 106 Pasco Road. After pistol-whipping and stabbing a victim, the suspects took a plasma television and laptop computer and fled on foot, Daniel said.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

August 26th, 2008 at 10:47 pm