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Pleasanton man carjacked in Dublin theater parking lot

Original post made on Jul 24, 2009

A 53-year-old Pleasanton man was carjacked around 10:30 p.m. Sunday near the Regal Cinemas in Dublin, according to Dublin police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 23, 2009, 12:16 PM

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Posted by Ben
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

Where I come from carjacking means you are required by the criminal to keep him company in the car while you, typically, drive to your ATM machine to withdraw money for his personal use. Then, hopefully, your presence in no longer required. In this case, the car was just stolen from him.


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Posted by Drexl
a resident of Ironwood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 2:03 am

Ben, you described kidnapping, not carjack.


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Posted by Jeffery H
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 24, 2009 at 6:41 am

Get ready Tri-Valley...the thugs living west of us are coming over the hills. BART will only get them over here faster!


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Posted by J
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

Glad to see that there was no injury reported. The car can be replaced-he could have been injured if he had put up a fight.


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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jul 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

BART has been here for years and so has the Santa Rita prison. This is just an isolated incident. Considering the security and constant police presence in that area, the car thief was taking a BIG risk.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 24, 2009 at 9:02 am

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True regarding BART, although more desparate criminals than ever will come to the areas they think are prime targets. It will only get worse.....especially if the Tri-Valley area is forced to build more 'affordable' housing. Then, the thugs won't even have to take BART.


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Posted by Elaine
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

Well, let's all make an effort to watch for that car! Put the Dublin police number on your cell automatic dial. Know the exact location where you see the car when you make the call.


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Posted by FreeDUMB
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Jul 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Brandishing a firearm is still a violent crime. Put this punk in jail forever.


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Posted by Nate
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Looks like the picked on the wrong 53 year old. I am 53 and carry a concealed 38 special with me at all time and would have blown him to hell and back and not thought a second about it.


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Wow, Nate, yeah that is the solution. Use deadly force. Hopefully no innocent bystanders get blown away in the process. What kind of car do you drive, I want to be on the lookout so I don't accidently cut you off and get a bullet in my back for my troubles.


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Posted by Nate
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Curious,

interestingly enough I drive a blue Volkswagen and do not blow away innocent bystanders. I use police hollow points so not many rounds would be necessary only one shot would do the trick.


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Posted by Had enough
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Good for you Nate! I'm so sick of criminals! Stop taking stuff that does not belong to you!!!! We need more Nates out there protecting themselves.


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Posted by Go Nate!
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 24, 2009 at 4:53 pm

OK, I'm willing to bet that a few criminals encountering a few Nates would help reduce criminal activity drastically. Most criminals are dumb and lazy but most are probably smart enough to know that if the guy in the parking lot is very possibly carrying a gun, they'll try another vocation.

Curious, why would you think Nate would shoot you just for cutting him off? I don't recall ever hearing about someone with a carry permit shooting people in road rage incidents.


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 6:13 pm

My husband carries a 1911 concealed on the porch all the time because of the stupid idiots that walk around this town,with extra mags during fair time!!!! He wants a CCW but it's impossible to get in Alameda County. He is a former MARINE and he respects the law and would protect any body that needs help in a minute. He does not carry off the porch ever.

Nate - Any help on the CCW


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Posted by Nate
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm

unknown,

I would not even bother with the CCW if I were your husband because in California if you have a concealed weapon and it is detected it is just a misdeamor in this state and they take the weapon you come down and pay a small fine and they give you the weapon back. If you have a baseball bat in your car for instance and it is cut and they see it you receive a felony!!! Makes no sense but hey not a lot does these days. If you really want a CCW you need to know a cop.


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Nate,

Thank you for your response back. Where can we find this information at? Are you a LOE or do you know one because he wants a CCW very bad. It's sad how other people can screw up our 2nd ammendment rights!!!!!!!


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Posted by Nate
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Unknown,

If he really wants CCW then he need to show cause to carry. Basically, he will need to show that he feels his life or the life of his family has been threatened to the extent that he needs to protect himself at all times. That is why he needs a cop because they can assist.


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Posted by unknown
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Sorry Nate but are you a LOE or do you know one. My husband thinks he's the first responder and LOE's are second in our neighborhood. Are you a member to the LPRG club?


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Posted by Nate
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 25, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Unknown,

No I am not nor do I know one.


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Posted by (Matt the husband)
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 7:53 pm

You didn't answer the question are you a member of the LPRG clup. I would like to meet you and shoot some guns. Practice makes perfect. If your not a member thats OK I am, and I am willing to treat, sorry I don't have a 38 but I have ammo for other weapons and the delivery systems to send it down range.


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Posted by Law
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Get you PI license and you can carry a concealed weapon!


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Posted by Ben
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I realize that Drexl, but it's called carjacking where I come from (a southern state). Being asked for your keys and then standing there as you watch the guy drive away with it is simply called polite car-stealing.


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Posted by Ben
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

According to the dictionary, carjacking is the violent theft of an occupied car. This man was not in his car, so this is not a carjacking.


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