Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Gun Geezer, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    Not sure if this is the right place for this but I came across this article and thought it might be of interest:

    Robber tussles with martial-arts expert, gets beaten and shot

    * Anthony Miranda

    Anthony Miranda ((police photo))
    December 05, 2011|By Liam Ford | Tribune reporter

    A man who tried to rob a mixed martial-arts expert at gunpoint found himself no match for his intended victim this weekend, police said.

    Anthony Miranda, 24, faces a charge of discharging a weapon during a robbery in the Southwest Side attack, which left him wounded in the ankle and badly bruised from his confrontation with the 33-year-old man he robbed, police said.

    The victim was sitting in his car near Kenneth Avenue and 55th Street about 11:30 p.m. Friday when a man came up to the car and asked him for a light, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

    The man in the car replied that he didn't have a light, and the other man pulled out a handgun and demanded the driver's valuables, Mirabelli said. The driver handed over his cash, wallet and valuables, and the gunman then ordered him out of the car.

    At some point, the older man was able to grab hold of the handgun, and during a struggle, the robber discharged a round, striking himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.

    The victim was able to hold the robber until police arrived. When he turned the robber over to police, the victim told them that he participates in Ultimate Fighting Championships, a mixed-martial arts competition, Mirabelli said.

    After being treated at Holy Cross Hospital, Miranda appeared in Cook County Bond Court Sunday and was ordered held in lieu of $350,000 bail.

    Miranda, of the 8900 block of Bronx Avenue in Skokie, is on parole in several 2007 residential burglary cases for which he was sentenced to six years in prison. He was released from prison in March 2010.

    He previously served time for convictions in two 2005 burglary cases.

    There was a photo of the BG taken at the Booking. It was not pretty. For some reason the photo would not forward.
  2. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee

    I LOVE it when this happens to someone who so DESPERATELY deserves it!

    Here is the picture


  3. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    I love stories with happy endings.+ 1 for the good guys.
  4. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    So he graduated from burglary to armed robbery. Welcome to the bigs, s%$thead, and enjoy that view of your ankles.
  5. Double Deuce

    Double Deuce New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    There is always someone out there bigger and badder than you.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
  7. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Yes, he did.
  8. DidI

    DidI New Member

    Nov 2, 2011
    Central Texas
    And our hero John Wayne said: Life is tough, and really tough when you're stupid.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
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