Dallas Store Manager Shoots at 5 Armed Robbers Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later

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Dallas Store Manager Fends Off 5 Armed Robbers with .38 Revolver, Wounding One; Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later A Dallas store manager using his handgun to fend off an attempted robbery by five armed robbers. There’s also audio of the 911 call from the Dallas store manager asking for police help because of the robbery. Reports indicate he asked for police to come because the armed men had tried to rob his store. The store manager shot at the men with a .38 Caliber revolver, sending the robbers scurrying away, and wounding one of them twice. But his call was misclassified because the operator did not understand he was saying in his frantic call that he had shot one of the robbers, and it took police an hour to arrive. In fact, it was so long, the manager went home and was called back by police when the did arrive. It takes a “good guy with a gun” to ward off five armed robbers.

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  • scouch

    This might not be across the board true but with the story of the Dallas judge this week and now this story we might say that Dallas is the city of fast judges and slow cops.

  • TMiller

    HAHAHAHA!

  • jack43

    We have to modify the old saying to now say: “When seconds count, police are only 74 minutes away…”

    • handgunnar

      I was thinking the same thing myself, jack43.

    • AZWarrior

      EXACTLY what I was going to post.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Orrie461 Orrie Froloff

      Just think if it took firefighters 74 minutes to respond to a fire. All the occupants would be dead on arrival!

  • Marvo76

    slow ass police response show one thing…YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PROTECT YOURSELF!

    • ccw1911

      And by the same token the Police are only concerned with protecting themselves.

      • AlanfromNY

        They also like to hide behind bushes with their radar guns! Responding to calls like this might be dangerous!

        • Jessie Phillips

          no, that would be Fort Worth PD, they love speed traps, Dallas PD just cruises neighborhoods looking for prostitutes

          • Libertarian Advocate

            to bust or hire?

          • Jim, A TRUE patriot

            Hire THEN bust

          • jamest1148

            I thought it was the prostitutes driving around looking for the cops?

      • Fred_K

        The police are not required to put them in harms way for anybody. Check with the DC police if you do not believe me.

        • ccw1911

          Yes I know that. It has been settled in court more than once. I don’t need to check with anybody. I never said they were required to protect civilians. The only thing they are good at is protecting their own asses.

        • Jessie Phillips

          they should all take that “t protect and to serve” off of their vehicals then

        • Garnette

          yeah.. now they show up and put the caller in harms way..

      • kktex12

        According to the courts in several northern states, the cops do not have to protect you. All they are tasked to do is respond to a crime already committed.

        • ccw1911

          Please read my reply to Fred_K. And I also happen to live in one of those northern states. I stopped relying on the police for my security decades ago. They have no responsibility in area.

        • LouAnnWatson

          they arrive in time to gather evidence

    • J. Brown

      Always believe that I should care for my self, but several years back an ambulance responded for a coronary call after an extended delay. Complaints were registered and the driver replied, We have had seven coronary calls in the past hour, we only have five ambulances available, you can do the math. Even with “shots fired” we can’t respond instantly. First responders can easily be overwhelmed.

      • colsooonscoorner

        I think in fact they are 2nd responders, You are #1, and you’d better be ready. That’s why we need to protect & keep our 2nd amendment rights.

        • J. Brown

          As the first responder I am then tasked with keeping others from harm as the sheriff requires. He’s a good man to work for/with. Big iron on the hip is an indicator of my capabilities, never used it, but……………

  • Czechbikr

    I could hear quite clearly that the owner said that someone was shot…911 operator should be counseled or fired if they have screwed up before. Just pitiful. It proves quite succinctly that your safety is in your hands…NOT the police.

    • AlanfromNY

      I guess you’re not a big fan of affrmative action?

      • Czechbikr

        I am a fan of people being hired with some aptitude for the job, adequate training for that job and performing their job functions in an excellent fashion. What they look like is immaterial…unless you are hiring for Victoria Secret.

        • AlanfromNY

          Me too (my comment was facetious).

    • 6cheri6

      I agree…the 911 operator MISCLASSIFIED the call. He/she couldn’t tell that it was an emergency?????? That operator is at fault…NOT the police!

      • ronwf

        It’s true that the operator is at fault, not the police – but it’s irrelevant. The fact is that law enforcement took 74 minutes to respond -and it could happen to you. YOU are responsible to defend yourself. The police have the AUTHORITY, but not the RESPONSIBILITY. You can delegate authority. You cannot delegate responsibility.

        • Jessie Phillips

          74 minutes, dang Dallas PD is speeding up, they must not have been on break at the time

      • Floyd D Barber

        Didn’t we learn in the Zimmerman trial, the 911 operator is the police.

    • kktex12

      Operator probably voted for judasbama. Operator could not understand plain English.

    • colsooonscoorner

      Thought it odd, I had said something similar. a purported pollice officer responded and said he was the 1st responder. Seems to me if you’ve got trouble, You are the 1st responder. The police won’t be there till later.

  • Jeff Maxey

    Just like I always say, the cops are only good for drawing the chalk line around you body.

  • SHOTGUN285

    what a moron 911 operator, I could clearly hear what the guy was saying. Fire that retard and get someone with a brain.

  • Bob Hoffman

    Wow—even the Detroit cops respond quicker than THAT–58 minutes, average response time. LMAO

  • Dean

    it doesn’t matter what the response time is 5 min isn’t fast enough when you have guns pointed at you! another example why we must protect the 2nd so we can protect the rest!

    • LouAnnWatson

      it takes less than a second for a gun to kill you dead

      • Jessie Phillips

        and it takes less than a second for you to protect yourself, at least that way, you do have a chance

  • Rodney

    Damn 911 operator. Definitely an affirmative action hire. maybe they need emergency call takers who speak English and Spanish and not just ebonics.

    • Theodore Piasecki

      no shit i understood him fine

  • Richard Schulze

    cops had to eat their donuts….then coffee…then respond…

  • KrisMurphyBlountCountyAL

    74 minutes to respond to a ROBBERY…. Not theft, shoplifting, etc.
    Takes guts to take on an assault rifle with a .38.

    • Josh Hopkins

      Please don’t use the gun grabbers label of “assault rifle”.

      • Jessie Phillips

        yes it was a semi automatic rifle, which does not have a selector switch for auto, which shows that it was not an assault rifle

    • Larry C Mason

      If it were at a BANK… There would be 150 cars.. SWAT.. FBI… CIA.. ICE… TX. Rangers.. YES ?

      • Texas Patriot Wife

        You do mean the baseball team, don’t you?

    • Steve Thomas

      STOP sucking up to the libtards by calling it an assault rifle!!!!

      • KrisMurphyBlountCountyAL

        As an assault gun owner, I’m not in some pathetic politispeak denial over what my guns are They are assault rifles….military style/function semi-auto rifles…..they use high capacity magazines….I don’t use them for hunting. They sit there for a “God forbid” time when they may be necessary. And I like to shoot them for fun, at targets
        We need to be honest with the public. We believe in having PARITY with law enforcement/military just like the citizens that stood on Lexington Green. Be honest about it.

        • LouAnnWatson

          they are actually tactical weapons…sturmgewehr or storm rifle, was the first of this style of rifle to be used on a large scale by the germans in wwII…assault rifle is a term coined by the clinton administration. some people use these rifles for hunting hogs when there are multiple targets that need to be dispatched quickly

          • KrisMurphyBlountCountyAL

            And we are agreed they are useful. That’s all that matters.

  • Glenn Green

    Better arm yourself = by the time the cops get there you will be dead

  • Glen

    Funny, we have no trouble hearing what the transcriber declares was “Inaudible”. This is why the calls are recorded so they can be listened to again if the dispatcher had trouble understanding. The caller had an accent but was speaking English, for God’s sake. Just think what would have happened if it was the victims who had been shot. They would have bled to death waiting for help to arrive. Maybe the caller needed to press “1″ to get an English speaking dispatcher first?

  • booboo

    If Obama had a son.

    • ginger

      or four.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    911 couldn’t understand the caller…and that wasn’t deemed significant? Evidently, neither was the ACTIVE, ARMED robbery! What a bunch of bozos! Who the hell trains these dispatchers, K Mart?! Good Grief! Way to go DPD! Chuck another one up to stupidity, but saved by the 2nd Amendment.

    • colsooonscoorner

      K Mart would do a better job. First they’d test for hearing!

    • 6cheri6

      The 911 operator was new….he was hired after he lost his job getting the obamacare website up and running……….

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away (well, in Dallas 74 minutes…)

    • Daniel Vincent Kelley

      When a split second counts the swine are more than an hour munching donuts from responding…

  • John D. Giles

    I am a dispatcher, but I am also a commissioned Deputy Sheriff. If you cant understand what he was saying, you need to find a new line of work. KEY WORD: “SHOT”… put that together with “ROBBERY”, “2 GUYS” and “GUN” you got all you need… You are making us look bad. Go for some ride time and please pull your head out of it before someone dies.

    • James Smith

      Thank you John, I heard him say that twice.. That should had been a key word for that dispatcher.

    • Larry C Mason

      Maybe they no understand ENGLISH…. No Hablo English.. Si?

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  • Kevin Kain

    The 911 operator is probably a Hispanic that does not know English that well, or just a complete idiot. Fire Them

    • Bert

      Or a Turk

  • Obummasucks

    The dounuts must have been fresh and in the oven!

  • Obummasucks

    Too bad he didn’t kill all 4 of the ScumBags !

  • USGOP

    What would have happened if the liberal gun control agenda had been in place..the robbers would have been the only ones with guns!!

    • Mattias Karlsson

      No, because as long as you pass background-checks and fire-arms training then you are cleared and good to go get the weapon you tested for…
      Do NOT confuse Gun-Regulation with the Fascist-Right agenda of Gun-Bans!!!

      • USGOP

        I don’t seem to be the one that is confused here.

  • Bookhunter

    But just try driving over the speed limit…
    Then guess who shows up…

  • USMC 64-68

    Good for the store owner – he acted as a responsible American citizen. The only shame – none of the trash were killed.

    • medivac

      He wasn’t in the Corps with that kinda shooting !!
      Semper Fi (’66-70)

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  • ginger

    That dispatcher is nuts..I am hard of hearing and I understood the words ..shot. For the cops to take their own sweet time getting there…shot is shot…denoting violence with a firearm.

    • Julius Lovell

      doesn’t matter if the idiot operator didn’t understand “shot” the word “robbery” was clear enough, what is it, if you are being robbed they don’t have to respond unless gunfire is involved ????, idiots

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  • Julius Lovell

    what does it matter if someone was shot or not, it was understood that a robbery was going on, what is the matter with the 911 people and the police in that town. anyone involved in not responding should be fired period.

  • Xmystic

    On an off note about affirmative action hiring monkeys, a lot of people in our neighborhood had some of their Christmas ruined because USPS is hiring carriers that cannot speak, understand, or read English. A lot of packages and mail was delivered to the right addresses, but wrong streets. Apparently they can count and read numbers, but not words.

  • Daniel Vincent Kelley

    As if 74 minutes response time is ok for an armed robbery, but not for a shooting… If they knew the criminal was shot, they’d have gotten right there to save the criminal, but because it was just a store owner who pays taxes into their salary they can just ignore the call when his complaint is armed robbery!? Ridiculous. They didn’t show up because he admitted he had a gun. This is the new piggery, they’re going to sabotage the lives of gun owners.

  • tim_lebsack

    Cops doing what cops do – Filing reports on criminal activity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Kanary/100000337746065 Thomas Kanary

    Nigras are the same every where.

  • Justin Bock

    it doesnt matter if they couldnt understand the caller they should have been there faster when they were told they had guns

  • John Fah-q Smith

    “You only need 7 rounds”- Liberal idiots.

    “What about if you have multiple attackers?” – Non-idiots.

    “That is unlikely to happen…” – Liberal Idiots.

  • JerryG1

    Pretty bad. Even if “robbery”, why did Dallas police respond so slowly?
    Store owner has right to defend himself.
    But, seeing this, perhaps we should re-think flooding our society with assault rifles?

  • trp878

    Good thing he didn’t have a big clip weapon

  • Sigfredo Mendez

    If they weren’t busy with petty crimes they would have time for real emergencies!

  • jason Keefer

    I don’t know how that could be unclear?

  • John Jett

    Rubbing the bullets in an old rotten onion would make sure the robber won’t survive. I’m not surprised the cops took so long to respond, they do that all over the country. We need to eliminate our police forces and just rely on the second amendment.

    • yankg

      If you rolled the bullet in excrement of a pig, the bacteria would be better used to end that persons life. Or, use hollow point bullets, and pack the hollow area with your own excrement, with a light coating of wax over it.

  • Scott Snoopy

    protection of one’s self is up to you the individual…and this store owner proved it

  • ROBINHOOD7200

    They wanted to make sure the danger was gone before they came.

  • Retied Veteran

    What part of “Guns” and “Robbery” makes this call a low priority (74 minute) response?

  • BROWN

    IT’S SAD TO SAY BUT IT’S TRUE COPS TODAY HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO REVENUE COLLECTORS. SPEED TRAPS , MINOR TRAFFIC STOPS, LIKE ROLLING THROUGH STOP SIGNS. AND YOU SEE IT THE MOST AT THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH. BOTH TOWN AND STATE OUT THERE IN FORCE , MONEY GRAB. GET YOUR OWN HAND GUN AND A LTC, GET A SHOTGUN AND A NICE SEMI AUTO FOR THE HOUSE.

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  • Texas Patriot Wife

    Thank you for standing up for our gun rights. I just love it when the liberals say to just wait for the police, you don’t need a gun. REALLY?

  • Well Done

    LOL the store owner should have told the cops he’ll come around tomorrow after lunch. And the 911 operator is incompetent.

  • Farmer John

    The reporter states that because the call was classified as a “robbery” and not “shots fired” that the PD downplayed the response. If a robbery call, especially if it just occurred should have had several units responding. If the crook that got shot sues it would have to be against the store owner since the Supreme Court has ruled that Law Enforcement does NOT have an obligation to protect the public.

  • jennayS

    Just WOW!

  • carpkiller

    It happens all the time. Time and time again I have thought, they need to train these people better.I mean all the time it happens.

  • carolyn

    too bad the owner did kill them all!! So they would never rob again, and take tax payer dollars to defend them. as u know they will plead not guilty, if they are caught. I agree the dispatcher, was stupid.

  • JimLm

    How absurd. The police did not respond because they did not understand that someone had been shot when the store owner reported an armed robbery taking place?

    The police department should probably be given credit for responding to all calls within 30 days. Their response demonstrates gross incompetence. Their explanation demonstrates even greater stupidity.

  • jerrycollie

    What, you think a cop is Superman? The cops don’t intend to get there until the shooting stops and the situation is reasonably safe. They are not bullet proof.

  • medivac

    Cops carry heat primarily for self protection. I live in the country and it takes 15-30 minutes for a response on a 911 call. I also have a sign that says “trespassers will be shot and survivors will be shot again” !! Another sign that says “Never mind the dogs, beware of the owner ” !! I also will shoot if necessary !!

  • Peter Furman

    A sad fact BUT NOT universally true. I am as disgusted,angry,disillusioned as “Anyone” over what has become of our Country! I am aware of the impotence,the tyranny,the breaking of a sacred Oath by so many but to “judge” all for the acts of some is in and of itself what energizes hatred,violence,racism,class warfare the endless menu of depravity that surrounds us all!

    Myself and my friend were the “Victims” of a “reckless”,irresponsible.impaired driver who caused us to “crash” and be trapped inside my car,doors sealed shut,smoke in the cabin and multiple injuries with the stench of death”our own” the only option or so it seemed!

    I am here to tell you of several people who rushed to aid us although,there was nothing they could do and the arrival of police,then trauma teams,fire trucks all within minutes which probably was the only thing that saved us.

    I was in shock as was my passenger. The entire front end of my car was destroyed,I did not know how badly I was hurt only that I was in pain and unable to move! I had severe pain in my knee,my chest,my shoulder and lost at least one tooth. My passenger also was injured and in shock but thankfully not not comatose or dead which was a miracle of sorts,

    These police,local and State were incredibly efficient and kind as we struggled to stay alert.

    In the end we had to be pried out of the car,door removed,windows broken to get out. A near death experience for sure but,the timeliness and aid we were given by these people no doubt saved us from much worse!

    I am Grateful,proud and with an elevated respect for the Hero’s out there that have been abused and demeaned for the acts of those who betray their code,their honor,the primary reason they exist which is equally as repulsive as those who have in fact “Betrayed” their Oath,stolen,extorted,bribed, and eviscerated the law,this country,the people ,the ONLY reason They exist!

    Honor the best of us and fight,prosecute and sentence the worst of us but Remember” there are both!

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  • colsooonscoorner

    Do ya think the dispatcher would be able to play it back. Even if they ONLY heard robbery in progress. I heard it the first time. Maybe the dispatcher needs hearing aids.

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  • ONTIME

    The best demonstration as to why the RTC is so important in this society, especially when you cannot get the tax paid help to show up in a timely effective manner…..

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  • John Nixon

    I find it telling . That when they talk about repucussions it’s from the Police not the armed robbers on the loose.

  • Kathy Hager-Miller

    And yet they want to get rid of guns?? go figure..

  • Proud Conservative

    get a better damn operator!!!

  • Tim Foutz

    To the owner. Don’t bring a pistol to a rifle fight. GET A RIFLE. The robbers would now be dead if you had a RIFLE in say 7.62×39 or .300 BLK. Pistol are toys. Rifles are for fighting.

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  • Tortillapete

    Fuck the police…

  • Raptor Jesus

    Affirmative action hires – not good for 911 operators.

  • K.E.Miles

    Is 911 now outsourced to India?

  • Notjack

    when seconds count, the police will show up long after all shots are fired.

  • JJ Helna

    So, if the police can’t understand you, they just decide not to respond?

  • The Masked Avatar

    Five robbers? Next time plant a Claymore at the entrance. Fire in the hole!

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  • ChurchSox

    Thank goodness this was Texas. In New York or Boston, they’d have thrown the book at the store owner.

  • JDanaH

    Driving off 5 armed robbers with just a .38. Now that’s impressive (and gutsy).

  • Proud Liberal

    Not all towns and city’s are as slow to respond. Not all gun laws work for every reign. New York laws do not work in Texas any more than Texas laws work for New York.

    • NymRod

      New York gun laws don’t work in New York as it is illegal for a store owner to own a gun for self defense.
      Texas law would work just the same in New York.

  • Keeper242

    Let me guess..blacks or latinos.

  • Sam Wright

    May 7, 2013 and it’s just now going viral…I remember this the first time it went around.

  • colsooonscoorner

    The dispatcher needs hearing aids. Or maybe a totally different job. Unreal! Dispatcher could have persisted till the message was correct

    Nope better yet can the dim wit!

  • Farmer John

    Now might be a great time for someone living in a jurisdiction where Law Enforcement uses the word Protect” in any manner to project their image. A US Supreme Court Decision many years ago ruled that the Police do not have any obligation to protect its residents. An example would be that has “To protect and Serve” emblazoned on their vehicles. How many other jurisdictions are promoting false advertizing?

  • Ray Houthuysen

    Takes serious stones to go against an AK with a 5 or 6 shot revolver!

  • jamest1148

    So if the caller is suffering from a heart attack, would the response time be the same because the operator didn’t understand?

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  • kenstaff

    This is absolute “BS” that 911 dispatcher didn’t get units on the scene quickly! Just one absolute positive for the right to bear arms! It makes absolutely no difference if anyone was shot. Over an hour to respond to a robbery call is completely unacceptable!!!

  • Harold Box

    That was Bull on the Police response time.They were just lak or scared to respond.When you receive a 911 call,you respond immediately.

  • Bob Onit

    So “Robberies” are treated as low level responses? Nice message to send out to the skels of the area. No need to worry about the cops showing up anytime soon after a robbery as long as you don’t shoot anyone.

  • Bruce Bennett

    Where did this happen, Dufus?