OT Chalk One Up For The Perpetrator

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  1. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    Figures....

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/virginia-shop-owner-employee-arrest-mind-boggling

    Virginia shop owner calls arrest of employee who shot would-be robber 'very sad,' 'mind-boggling'

    The owner of a Virginia smoke shop told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday night that he is outraged that one of his employees has been charged after fending off a trio of would-be robbers over the weekend.

    "They had broken into the store [early Sunday], three men with masks on," Jowan Zuber told host Tucker Carlson. "The neighbor upstairs said when they broke the window it sounded like a car smashing into the store. The employee said it sounded like a shotgun."

    The employee, identified by WJLA as 33-year-old Hamzeh Abushariah, was sleeping in the store in order to practice social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Zuber, Abushariah woke up, reached for a pistol and shot at the intruders to "scare them," hitting one of the three young men...........
     
  2. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    The article linked in the Fox News story explains why the man was arrested.

    More from ACPD:

    The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shooting that took place in the Green Valley neighborhood on the morning of March 29, 2020.

    At approximately 4:53 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of trouble unknown in the 2400 block of Shirlington Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that three subjects forced entry into a business and began stealing cash and merchandise. An employee inside a secure back room heard the break in, retrieved a firearm, opened the door to the sales floor and discharged the weapon, striking one juvenile subject. The employee retreated to the back room but reentered the sales floor and discharged his weapon again as the subjects were attempting to flee the business.

    Arriving officers located the injured juvenile subject outside the business. He was transported by medics to an area hospital with injuries that are considered serious but non-life threatening. The other two subjects fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival.

    Following consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, the employee, Hamzeh Abushariah, 33, of Washington D.C. was charged with Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Violation of a Protective Order. He is being held without bond.

    Additional charges related to the breaking and entering are anticipated at a later date.

    This incident remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Henretty of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4237 or Mhenretty@ arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

    https://www.arlnow.com/2020/03/29/police-store-employee-charged-after-shooting-would-be-thief/
     
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  3. Minstrel

    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Tucker Carlson misunderstanding an issue and generating outrage for his target audience?

    This is really disappointing.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Agreed, it is a big disappointment. He is better than this, he usually never does anything like that.
     
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  5. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Meh, I would let him go.
     
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    Says the charges, but doesn't explain how they apply or why they were filed. Does explain why duplicate charges were not filed against the three robbers as is usually applied to anyone committing a crime in which someone gets hurt or dies.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    What the hell? Sounds like self defense to me.
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    "The employee, identified by WJLA as 33-year-old Hamzeh Abushariah". The employee's ethnicity and age profile could be the reason he was "detained."
     

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