Thursday, June 28, 2007

Legal Concealed Carry Stops Armed Robbery

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Customer who police say shot Plantation robbers a "Clint Eastwood-type," friend says: South Florida Sun-Sentinel Two gunmen tried to rob a Subway sandwich shop. They also tried to rob a 71-year-old, concealed-weapon-permit-holder who also happens to be an ex-Marine. (Is there such a thing as an EX-Marine?) They lost that argument.
PLANTATION -- One gunman is dead and another is in critical condition after they tried to rob a sandwich store and were shot by an armed customer Wednesday night, authorities said.

Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale, and Fredrick Gadson, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, entered a Subway restaurant ... and demanded money at gunpoint about 11:17 p.m., said Detective Robert Rettig, a police spokesman.

They then attempted to rob the lone customer, John Lovell, 71, of Plantation, by forcing him into the restroom, but Lovell, who was legally armed, pulled his gun and fired, police said.
Police say it seems to be a clear case of self-defense and do not expect Lovell to face any charges.

I really love the description of John Lovell made by a friend of 19 years.
[Wesley White of Yulee in north Florida] described him as a "quiet Clint Eastwood-type you don't want to mess with."
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Lovell is a former Marine who was a member of the helicopter detail that transported Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. ...

"He's also one heck of a shot," White, 50, said.
Self-defense is a human right. In Florida, it is also your legal right.

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