Thief Bets Victim Doesn't Have Gun, Loses Staff by Staff on Jun. 22, 2014


Thief Bets Victim Doesn't Have Gun, Loses

Being a professional criminal is basically the same as being a professional gambler. In both occupations you’re looked down upon by normal society, and in both occupations you tend to take huge risks for the potentially big payoff. But unfortunately for would-be criminals and gamblers out there, it also means making the occasional bad bet, like the guy who tried to rob a guest at a Jackson, MS Motel 6 and ended up getting a bad hand.

The reason for all the gambling metaphors is because the guy ended up getting shot after reportedly approaching his mark in the parking lot first by asking if he had any cigarettes. When he said no, the thief replied “I bet you don’t have one of these,” showing a gun. That bet, as you probably guessed by now, ended up being the wrong one, as the attempted criminal who’s read one too many Elmore Leonard novels ended up getting shot at least once and hospitalized. The house always wins, man.

(Via MS News Now)



I recently had to draw a pistol on a man trying to get in my front door at 1 a.m. Lucky for me the sight on the gun was enough to change his mind. I had two very young children and a wife upstairs. I had every intention on defending my family if the man had gained entry into my house. The only problem is I live in New Jersey and would of probably ended up in prison for it. Wake up people! You cannot alway rely on police. Keep outlawing guns and outlaws will be the only people with guns.

Chaotictvp1 User

I'm confused... What does castle law have to do with being in a parking lot?...

loveskanks User

Hey look at that!  The youtube link in THIS ARTICLE doesn't have that stupid autoplay enabled.  

KCjoker User

I'm sure all the news outlets will cover this story and comment how great it was that this person was able to defend themselves.

COHockey User

Ask any anti-gun nut.... the guy should have given the robber everything he owned and begged for his life.

Carnyworker User

When did this become a "not very interesting news story" sight?

Billyraymontana User

This is what proponents of Gun Control don't understand. Not only are guns easy to get for criminals, but you can literally make a gun and gun powder in a cave using basic tools. The only logical solution is arm yourself for protection against these savages that have no regard for human life.

Corndog2333 User

@Chaotictvp1 You are considered your own castle, wherever you go, and therefore have every right to defend yourself regardless of whether or not you are on your own property.  Nothing absurd about it.  Only problem with this story is he should have killed the perp.

ajgmazzieri UserTop Commenter

@Chaotictvp1 You're not confused. Phil Haney and company love making legal statements that are grossly absurd. Pay it no mind. In legalese… "These guys are fücking rëtarded."

Desock5 User

@Billyraymontana the only logical solution is to arm ourselves??? are you crazy? you don't want to try anything at all? criminals are running wild making guns out of basic tools 

i guess u want police to focus on the real criminals like drugs users and loiterers 

RestlessVagabond User

@Billyraymontana I wonder if you realize how much credit you are giving to criminals who can barely find two matching socks to wear by stating they can somehow disappear into a cave and come out with a functioning firearm that wouldn't explode in their face first time they tried to fire it.