Craiglist Buyer and Seller Both Brought Guns

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raven818, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Published: June 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    BALTIMORE, June 20 (UPI) -- Police in Baltimore said a Craigslist buy went bad when both the buyer and the seller brought guns to the meeting and the seller attempted a robbery.

    Baltimore police said a man and a woman arranged to meet with two men selling a sedan on Craigslist for $4,000, and when the parties met Monday night one of the sellers brandished a gun and demanded money, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

    However, the woman then drew her own gun and fired into the air, prompting the sellers to drop the gun and flee. The woman gave chase, firing her weapon several more times, before the attempted robbers managed to get away.

    Police said the two men, described as in their 20s, escaped, but the woman, whose name was not released, was arrested on weapons charges.

    "We understand that this was a terrifying, frightening situation, but when you fire a gun into the air, you become part of the problem," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "The best thing to [do] is to be a good witness and call the police."

    Police seized both guns and are working to identify the attempted robbers. Police said they believe the men are linked to similar Craigslist robberies in recent months.
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    What she should have done was drawn her gun and shot the "seller" with the gun.

    Of course, that being in Maryland, she'd probably be arrested for first degree murder.

  3. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Shooting in the air may not be a good idea but what was she to do. Let them rob her? Call the police! by the time they get there you may be dead.
  4. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    So if she hit him, would it be self defense? What kind of crazy laws are we dealing with?
  5. Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    If shooting in the air for a warning shot is going to be her defense plan she should load a blank for the first round. Otherwise don't waste a round and put it in his chest.
  6. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    White, Black Hispanic??
  7. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Does it matter?
  8. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    Of course it matters, we keep graphs and statistics on these things...
  9. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    imho a waring shot is a miss.

    IE.. I fired at him but I missed.. :)
  10. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Well now, most of the guys I know would say the opposite....if they missed, they would claim it was a warning shot! :D
  11. hjsmith00843

    hjsmith00843 Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Myrtle Beach SC.
    Wonder what this world is coming to now
  12. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    not what I meant.... Fireing a warning shot is illegal.........fireing at your attacker and missing isn't...... both likely accomplish the same thing right?
  13. True, but her undoing will be this
  14. Warning shot? Miss??

    Something terribly wrong with either concept, time for moire trigger time on the range.
  15. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    maryland is anti gun and a communist state plain and simple
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