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Taking the law into your own hands - not always a good idea

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    This sounds like it was taken directly from a Looney Tunes script. I'm surprised Bugs, Daffy and Elmer weren't at the scene, arguing over whether it was duck or rabbit season.

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    BRAMPTON -- A father-and-son posse seeking revenge for an alleged robbery ended with the father being shot twice by their quarry and once accidentally by his son.

    The robbery suspect was also stabbed during a confusing and violent vendetta gone awry about 8:40 a.m. yesterday on Chamney Ct. near Kennedy Rd. and Steeles Ave.

    All three are charged.

    Peel Regional police Const. Kathy Weylie said one man had tried to rob the teenager at his Brampton home but failed to get anything.

    The teen told his father about the robbery attempt, and the pair of vigilantes, reportedly armed with knives, went to Chamney Ct. seeking the would-be thief, Weylie said.

    "The two go to find the suspect and confront him over the alleged robbery, armed with knives," Weylie said, adding they all knew each other.

    "They get into an altercation with (the suspect), who shoots the father in the face and the shoulder," she said. "In spite of being shot, he is able to disarm the man.

    "He is then joined by his son who allegedly picked up the gun," she said.

    "In the melee, (the teen) mistakenly shoots his dad in the leg. So the father now has three gunshot wounds, but the father is still able to allegedly stab the suspect."

    Brian Richards, 23, of Toronto faces 16 charges involving assault, weapons and robbery.

    Leroy Bryan Jr., 19, faces 13 charges involving firearms, weapons and assault. His father, Leroy Bryan Sr., 50, is charged with aggravated assault and weapons offences.
  2. No local ordnances against aggravated dumbassery?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What's the saying? Never go into a gun battle armed with a knife.
  4. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Might I point out that the dad in that story is one tough SOB.

    Shit, shot in the face and the shoulder and still manages to get the gun from the guy. Then he's shot in the leg by his dipshit kid and he's still able to stab the other guy.

    Yeah, it might not be the smartest thing to do something like this. But if I'm gonna do it, I'm taking that guy's dad with me.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    We'd all be that tough if we'd had to go through life named Leroy.

    That's gotta be why he named his kid Leroy Jr. It's the same as if he had called him Sue.

    "So I gave you that name and I said goodbye. I knew you'd have to get tough or die, and it's that name that helped to make you strong."

    Too bad he hadn't picked a name that would also have made the kid smart.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    In Brampton? Not a chance. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about here.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Poindexter mighta done the trick.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    By the by, I work just down the street from the scene.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What are you packing, Huggy?
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Not enough from the sounds of it. Got a couple of busted hockey sticks around here somewhere.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Actually, heading to a gunfight armed with a knife is pretty smart. I've seen a number of demonstrations in which the person armed with a knife wins the altercation.

    The theory is, obviously, the person with the knife can approach and wound the gunman before the gunman can draw, aim and fire a shot. /smartass
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Hey, it worked for James Coburn in "The Magnificent Seven."
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