Hypothetical situation

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  1. Jakashh

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    He did this 3 or 4 times before me, and then one or two more after lol. It may be longer than 6 months but I️ have no idea tbh


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  2. Huntindoc

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    It seems to me you missed several very important cues.

    This whole thing was hinky from the start. Listen to that little voice telling you something is wrong.

    First: Never meet at a school. Anytime I am buying or selling I expect to be robbed and I "roll heavy." Not the time to be around children.

    Second: Never meet somewhere you are not familiar with. You can google any location and use google earth to look around even if it is not your town. If it looks even a little suspect. Change the meeting place.

    Third: Arrive early. If you don't like the looks of the place, leave and meet somewhere else. If they won't adjust to a more favorable spot. Walk away.

    Last: When he starts pocketing the money and he has not handed your property back, be prepared to draw. When he reaches for his jacket bottom hem or another pocket he is drawing a weapon. Bust off the X right then while drawing. Put 5 rounds in his right ear.
     
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  3. Younggun

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    #5 could easily land you in jail for murder.
     
  4. easy rider

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    5 rounds? Sounds like a waste of ammo.
     
  5. Shady

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    I can believe a criminal would kill for a $300 phone.

    I can't see a good person shooting someone over the same phone.
     
  6. dsgrey

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    True be sometimes its self defense. Just Google on "Dallas offer up shooting" and you'll see multiple occurrences of someone selling a phone and the seller gets shot. 10 years ago I didn't worry about selling anything on Craigslist but now the untraceable meet-up selling apps require taking a huge risk.
     
  7. Huntindoc

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    To correct some misconceptions: If you read my post you will notice that if you followed the first 3 statements you would not have been in the life threatening situation in the first place. I have bought and sold several firearms and other items from online boards and have never had anything but the most pleasant interactions with buyers or sellers. I have walked away from anything that did not pass the smell test.

    Next: I would never kill someone over property. If someone demonstrates by their actions they are threatening my life or that of my family they have forfeited theirs by their actions, not mine. This if different from a snatch and grab. I may give chase or even throw something but I would not shoot because my life is not in danger.

    To those who think that a burst of rounds constitutes "too much" lethal force, I would ask them to present any actual case where a civilian or LEO was found guilty of murder just because he or she used more than 1-2 rounds instead of a burst of 5. I am not talking about the cases where someone added a coup de grace to the head after the attacker was down. Just during the initial exchange. I'll wait..... But to save you and me time, it has never happened.

    A burst of rounds is standard in the days of attackers wearing body armor and the head and face is the primary target. Get some training and practice regularly. But most of all, be aware. Don't go around oblivious to the obvious signs that something is wrong.
     
  8. Maverick44

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    Theoretically, if they really wanted to throw the book at him, they could make it so that he never sees the light of day again. Robbery carries a sentence of 2-20 years. Aggravated robbery on the other hand carries a sentence of 5-99 years. He exhibited a deadly weapon, so he committed aggravated robbery. If he did that numerous times, well you can do the math.

    Of course they're probably just going to give him some stupid plea deal. Possibly less than 10 years.
     
  9. Younggun

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    I didn't question the round count. I questioned your decision to use lethal force. The picture you painted doesn't justify its use, IMO.

    You gonna be in trouble when you state he was reaching for a gun but it turns out he only had another cell phone in his pocket.
     
  10. easy rider

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    It's certainly easy sitting at a computer and hypothesize a situation. I would like to think, although I would be angry, that even losing a phone and walking away from a situation like that unscathed is a good day.
     

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