Friday, July 04, 2008

Here's a Dime, Grandma... someone who cares.

PLANTATION, Fla. -- The family of one of the men who was shot by a retired United States Marine while they attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop said the customer shouldn't have pulled the trigger.

According to Plantation police, two armed men barged into the Subway at 1949 Pine Island Road shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. When they tried to force John Lovell into the bathroom, he pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said.

Donicio Arrindell, 22, was shot in the head and later died at the hospital. Fredrick Gadson, 21, was shot in the chest and ran from the Subway, but police found him in hiding in some bushes on the property of a nearby BankAtlantic.

Hey, in baseball, if you hit .500, you'll become an instant legend. Good shooting, sir, I say.

Lovell, 71, was the lone customer at the time. Police said he had a concealed weapons permit.

Also known, in some circles, as the United States Constitution.

Gadson's grandparents told Local 10 on Thursday that Lovell was wrong for pulling the trigger.

"He should not have taken the law in his hands," said Rosa Jones, Gadson's grandmother.

Yes, by all means, he should have done the "progressive" think and allowed himself to be killed by your sub-human, piece-of-garbage* grandson and his scumbag friend. How dare he violate their right to prey on the elderly???

* Apologies to garbage, I mean no offense.

UPDATE: I should have looked at the date on that story before posting. I thought it looked awfully familiar.