Okay, we’ve all heard “stupid criminal” stories, but this one is pretty freakin awesome, although some of the reports out there are pretty conflicting, I happened upon a story from a small local paper that sums it up in the first line.
A doctor was leaving his home around 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, to attend a shooting competition at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram, Mississippi. He had made several trips to and from his house, loading his truck with all the necessary gear for the shoot, when to two men who had been cruising Ridgewood Road in search of someone to rob, showed up.
They took him by surprise, captive at gunpoint and forced him to drive them to an ATM, where they made him withdraw a large sum of cash. They then mentioned returning to his house and “taking” care of his wife too, their intentions obvious.
They then just stopped the vehicle at Eastover and Pinewood, and told him to get out. The doctor managed to grab a pistol as he exited the truck (whether it was his or theirs, is unclear), and started firing. He managed to shoot and kill Edwin Robinson of Cooper Road. A witness to the shooting told reporters; “He shot the shit out of him!”
The other suspect managed to run away and is still currently at-large. The suspect is 5’9″ to 5’10”, wearing a bandana and dark clothing. It appears they suspect ran through the adjacent woods to a tan SUV parked in the Northminister Baptist Church parking lot. The SUV did not have a license plate.
Moral of the Story; Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know who you’re gonna get, when you try to rob someone!
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams