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Friday, May 11, 2012

Dallas: Career Felon, 59, Tries to Rob Furniture Store with Barbell; Owner Saves Taxpayers Windfall

 

Posted by Nicholas Stix

The reader who sent this writes,

My old stomping grounds.
 

Here's a joke:  

Willie Horton.  

Willie Brown.  

What's the difference?

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Police: Robber fatally shot after attacking business owner in Old East Dallas

By Avi Selk/Night Reporter
aselk@dallasnews.com | Bio
Wed., May. 9, 2012, 2:59 PM
Dallas Morning News

UPDATE at 8:03 P.M.:

The robber has been identified as 59-year-old Willie Moss.


UPDATE at 7:06 P.M.: 


Police say the suspect has died. His name won't be released until his family has been notified.
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Police say a furniture supply store owner in Old East Dallas shot a man trying to rob his business this afternoon.

The robber showed up at the business in the 4300 block of Ross Avenue about 2 p.m., police said, and struck the owner in the head with a two-pound barbell weight [police said barbell, but a commenter points out it was probably a dumbbell - A.S.]. The owner grabbed his gun out of his fanny pack and shot his assailant once in the stomach. After witnesses flagged down police, both men were taken to the hospital -- the business owner in good condition, the suspect seriously wounded and needing surgery.

Neither has been identified.

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