TX: Burglary suspect runs from armed shop owner

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May 5, 2011
Denton Record-Chronicle    
Posted in 2AM News, News

"A gun-toting business owner caught a would-be burglar in the act Sunday, but the suspect risked being shot to get away before police arrived. ... The shop owner told police that the suspect started approaching him, so he raised a handgun he keeps with him at work and told the suspect to get on his knees and stay there. He then called 911 from a cellphone. The shop owner told police the suspect then started begging to leave, saying he was homeless, had a family and had already been to prison. When the shop owner said officers were coming, the suspect stood and said, 'You’re just going to have to shoot me' and ran away." (05/03/11)

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