Thursday, December 29, 2011
Would-Be Robbery Victim Fires Back, Literally
The hunt is on for a suspect behind a shooting linked to Craigslist.
John Ruggiero listed a special edition Halo Xbox on Craigslist, and a young man came to his home to check it out. The buyer called his friend on his cell phone to bring the money. Instead, two thugs ran inside the home, waving a gun.
They told John to get on hiis knees, they took 85 dollars out of his pockets-- than that's when things went horribly wrong for the crooks.
"He said put your hands behind your back and that's where my gun was" said Ruggiero.
The men saw John's dogs, but they were caged up. Even so, John took control of the situation when the thugs turned around. "As soon as he turned his head, I stood up, stepped back right here and fired two shots at him."
Two of the bad guys went to the hospital, and that's when police connected them to the Craigslist robbery. In custody are 18 year old Jeremy Culver and 20 year old Shawn Davis. The third thief is still on the loose.
The 22 year old, a registered gun owner, has never shot at a person before. Is he sorry he did now? "You are going to put a gun on my forehead, in my house, trying to steal all my stuff? Of course I am going to shoot you, I don't feel bad about it, it's your fault."