Jewelry store robbed...owner arrested for shooting at thief.

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  1. ZX9RCAM

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    http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/d...ories/wfaa091031_wz_jewelthief.26f4321f5.html


    Mesquite jewelry store robbed; owner arrested [​IMG]


    07:00 PM CDT on Saturday, October 31, 2009


    By MONIKA DIAZ / WFAA-TV


    Caught on Tape

    October 31st, 2009



    MESQUITE — The owner of a jewelry store at Town East Mall was jailed Friday after he opened fire on a fleeing theft suspect.
    Police said Luis Fuentes was showing a $10,000 diamond ring to a customer at Classique when the man grabbed the ring and fled.
    Fuentes fired a shot at the suspect as he escaped; no one was hurt.
    Police released a surveillance tape of the man as he ran through the mall and out a door into the parking lot around 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.
    Fuentes was jailed on charges of deadly conduct for discharging a firearm. Bond was set at $40,000.
    The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, about 6-feet tall and 240 lbs. He had a military-style haircut and a full beard. The man was wearing a light blue T-shirt, gray sweat pants and black-and-white athletic shoes.
    Call Mesquite police at 972-216-6759 if you have information about this crime.
    E-mail mdiaz@wfaa.com
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    Not smart IMO!
    The jewels are insured and he took a shot in an open mall - not smart at all! There was no threat to anyone as the guy snatched and ran.
    I suspect the charge will stick.
     
  3. okie556

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    :( I agree..........another untrained person with a gun not understanding when to shoot and when to file insurance claim!
     
  4. Texas42

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    +1
     
  5. Big country

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    I have to agree with everyone else on this one.
     
  6. hk boy

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    i saw the news story,
    the mall prohibits firearms
     
  7. KellyAsh

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    Sigh....
     
  8. Hawghauler

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    You are all correct but the truly sad part of the story is his marksmanship.
     
  9. Big country

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    I'll give you that one.
     
  10. Texas42

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    Would it be a legal shoot if he hit the bad guy? I mean, the guy is a thief, not a robber.
     

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