Sunday, May 11, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way - Fort Worth Donut Shop Robber Shot & Killed: "A Fort Worth businesswoman was almost robbed at her shop, but a neighbor comes to her rescue. In the end, the man suspected of the crime is shot and killed.

Chong Im Randle, who friends call Angel, described her conversation with the would-be robber. 'I say you not to shoot. Okay, you kill me I'm going to heaven. You go to jail.'

By Friday afternoon Angel appeared calm and collected as she detailed the morning's activity. 'He followed me, then grabbed me. I hit him with my elbow.'

Randal says 45-year-old Richard Lane wore a mask when he broke into Happy Donuts around 1:30 a.m., with what looked like a rifle. He stole money from the cash drawer, beat Randal up and tried to steal her car.

'I grabbed my telephone,' Randal explained. 'He said, don't call police. I say I gotta do something.'

Meanwhile her neighbor, 54-year-old Stanley Livingston, heard the commotion next door, grabbed his shotgun and ran over to help. That's when Lane allegedly pointed his gun at Livingston, who fired one shot killing the robber.

Fort Worth defense attorney Trey Loftin told CBS 11 News, 'We're a gun toting state. We have a lot of John Wayne in our blood. We're gonna shoot first and ask questions later.' Loftin says Livingston will most likely not be charged."


Anonymous said...

You can have my donuts when you pry them from my cold, dead... uh, never mind.

Jeff M.

Cap'n Bob said...

So this is what happened to Livingston after MY THREE SONS.