Friday, December 17, 2010

Today In "Bad-Ass Normal" News...

We have what would have been a (sadly) normal occurrence in the retail world:

Two men were in an east Houston jewelry store Thursday afternoon pretending to be customers when a third man burst into the store and stated, "This is a robbery," Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said.

They then proceed to tie up the owner and his wife. Well, I should say "try" instead of "proceed":

As they were trying to tie up the store owner, the 52-year-old took out a handgun from his waistband and fatally shot one of the suspects, Smith said. The store owner then grabbed a shotgun and shot and killed the two other suspects in the ensuring gunbattle, Smith said.

I know; "Wow!" Yeah, it's amazing how that went down. Especially when you learn that:

The newspaper said Castillo was in critical but stable condition at hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to his left shoulder, left abdomen and legs.

Whoa, and his wife?

The woman was unharmed, police said.

So: Three would-be thieves try to rob an old guy's jewelry store while he and his wife are there. The owner busts a cap in all three guys, gets hit multiple times in the process, and proceeds to free his wife, who had nary a scratch on her. In short, it's like a real-life Punisher story.

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