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Sunol: Homeowner interrupts burglary, shoots at suspects

Original post made on Apr 30, 2020

Two suspected burglars were arrested after they fled a Sunol residence when the homeowner shot at their vehicle as they tried to run him down.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 12:07 PM

Comments (18)

Posted by BukLau
a resident of Avila
on Apr 30, 2020 at 12:39 am

Good thing there's still patriots out there that respect the 2nd amendment. California making it where even buying just ammo requires an arm and an leg.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:08 am

"California making it where even buying just ammo requires an arm and an leg."

Even if you had the arm and leg available, you can't buy it in Pleasanton courtesy of Ben Tarver, Becky Dennis, and the rest of City Council. They ran all of the (legal) firearms vendors out of business in the late 1990's - for doing nothing wrong in a safe city with no problem with guns.

Check the city website to see what is involved for an honest businessperson to operate a gun shop here. It's a bureaucratic nightmare - and was probably deliberately designed to prevent anyone from even attempting to do so.


Posted by Clint
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 30, 2020 at 9:37 am

I wonder if this revokes his probation.


Posted by Arroyo2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

Too bad the homeowner isn't a better shot.....


Posted by Neighbor neighbor
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:25 am

This is why it’s so important for law-abiding citizens to have access to firearms and the means to protect their families. Cops can’t be everywhere at once! Good job, Sunol!!


Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:36 am

Gun owner: 0. Criminal: 1 plus the gun owner’s gun:

“ Gresham man robbed of pistol at gunpoint while exercising 'open carry' right” - The Oregonian

“Gresham Police Department investigators are looking for a man who reportedly stole a pistol from its owner at gunpoint.”

“According to Gresham police, William Coleman III was talking to his cousin near 172nd and Glisan at about 2:10 a.m. on Saturday while openly carrying the gun he had purchased on Friday.”

“Coleman said a man, about 19- to 23-years-old, approached them, asking for a cigarette. Coleman said the man then inquired about Coleman's weapon, then pulled a pistol from his own waistband and said, "I like your gun. Give it to me." Coleman handed over his new handgun and the suspect left on foot.”


Posted by sad but true that many are repeat criminals
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:56 am

Sp stopping them prevents many other incidents.

And they get away with it, usually until they get shot!

Good work- Pleased that the Sheriff was able to track them down and lovck them up.

Hope the Express will let us know what happens.


Posted by Tom
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Sad how we have to protect our own properties...I would have done the same thing. Good police work being done..quick thinking on the car owner...no doubt those suspects will he out on the streets doing the same thing. Owner beware, keep alert and know your surroundings .


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

The patriotic thing to do would be to get rid of the second amendment. The bill of rights isn't some kind of sacred document. The first amendment could use some work too. Too many nuts wanting to break the law and claim "freedom of religion". Get rid of the "free exercise thereof" bit. Do I have to think of everything?


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

.....but we should wear fake masks Bob?


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2020 at 5:27 pm

@Pleasanton Parent,

Sure, fake masks are great. I have one of those Richard Nixon things. Maybe I should put one of those bandit masks on top of that and go out. Sounds like a lot of fun! Happy Friday!


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

BobB,
You’re on to something there.....


Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on May 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

If you don't like guns then please, DON'T OWN ONE.

Leave the rest of us alone.

Don't want to practice Religion the please, DON'T PRACTICE.

Leave those who do, alone.

Don't want to have free speech then please, DON'T EXERCISE FREE SPEECH.

Leave those of us who do, alone.


You see how easy it is for you to practice your rights, you utter sheep?

Dan


Posted by Ben J.
a resident of Birdland
on May 1, 2020 at 9:45 pm

Ahh, BoBeep...the American hating socialist who despises the Constitution unless somehow it fits his agenda.
Same guy who has health issues and expects us all to change our society norms so he can live how he wants to.
Imagine that...


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2020 at 8:59 am

Second amendment needs to go. First amendment needs work. Some people are just stuck in the past. Good thing times are changing. Lots of immigration helps with that!


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 2, 2020 at 12:16 pm

"The unidentified homeowner said he began shooting at the suspects when they tried to run him over, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Kelly, who added the homeowner was lawfully defending himself."

Leave it to BobB to claim it's somehow "patriotic" to not allow a homeowner the freedom to do this - or someone is being "stuck in the past" if they do.

Some people are just stuck on foolishness.


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 2, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Didn't say anything against the homeowner owning a gun. I have owned many myself. Making assumptions...


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

"Didn't say anything against the homeowner owning a gun. I have owned many myself. Making assumptions..."

Getting rid of the 2nd Amendment speaks for itself. Your idea,not mine. Okay to own guns for me,but not for thee?

Political reality, not "assumptions". If politicians/gun control supporters get to decide who can own guns, the average person will not be allowed to do so. At best, you'll have a "right" to ask.. and be told "no". Look no further than Washington DC before the Supreme Court got involved. Nearly everything was banned - and residents ended up suing the government when city officials refused to allow them to defend themselves in their own homes.


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