Shooting in Spartanburg

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This story make me feel all warm and fuzzy.


The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man attempting to rob a local Waffle House at gunpoint was shot and killed by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.

Lt. Tony Ivey says two men entered the restaurant early Saturday morning and at least one was carrying a handgun. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun, and fired when one of the suspects pointed the weapon at him.

Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the dead man as Dante Lamont Williams of Roebuck, who turned 19 years old on Saturday.

The second suspect fled the restaurant after Williams was shot. Ivey says it's not clear if the other person was wounded in the shooting.

No customers or employees were hurt in the incident.





http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012 ... -shooting/
 

C_Carson

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Maybe this will get Waffle house to stop posting non compliant "no weapons/firearms" signs on their properties.
 

Tigerstripe

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i didnt know waffle house had signs. i always carry there and make my wife give me the seat with the view of the door.

they have been robbed before with gunfire. after the dollar general shooting i dont let her go in there alone. she just got a P22 that "fits" so she packs lately.
 

C_Carson

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Tigerstripe said:
i didnt know waffle house had signs.
I think they are a franchise, so some locations may be posted and others aren't. The sign is usually yellow, and near the dumpster, as far away from the door as possible. You really have to look for it.
 

russell97ta

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C_Carson said:
Tigerstripe said:
i didnt know waffle house had signs.
I think they are a franchise, so some locations may be posted and others aren't. The sign is usually yellow, and near the dumpster, as far away from the door as possible. You really have to look for it.
As long as they don't fit the CWP requirement...

My wife had a discussion with her friend about the shooting, and her friend said that the shooter would probably get sued.
Just a reminder that a CWP holder that makes a good shoot (as in this case) is immune from Criminal and Civil action (can't be prosecuted or sued).
http://www.sled.sc.gov/ProtectionOfPeop ... MenuID=CWP
 
"William's father said his son has never done anything like this in the past." Saturday would have been his 19th birthday.

Well, what else could he say? Seems parents just never learn...
 

HOLY DIVER

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russell97ta said:
C_Carson said:
Tigerstripe said:
i didnt know waffle house had signs.
I think they are a franchise, so some locations may be posted and others aren't. The sign is usually yellow, and near the dumpster, as far away from the door as possible. You really have to look for it.
As long as they don't fit the CWP requirement...

My wife had a discussion with her friend about the shooting, and her friend said that the shooter would probably get sued.
Just a reminder that a CWP holder that makes a good shoot (as in this case) is immune from Criminal and Civil action (can't be prosecuted or sued).
http://www.sled.sc.gov/ProtectionOfPeop ... MenuID=CWP
the way i read that law is your immune from cival action if the person is in there house,car.
 

Jason Rebellion

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Glockrunner said:
"William's father said his son has never done anything like this in the past." Saturday would have been his 19th birthday.

Well, what else could he say? Seems parents just never learn...

Well, to drag a 7 month old thread out of it's grave, I was one of the first people to call 911 to report the incident at the Waffle House that night. I was going on my 1 am break at Auriga Polymers off of I 85 (previously Hoechst, KoSa, and Invista). I called to order a chocolate chip waffle, phone rang and rang and rang. I finally hung up, figuring it was packed house with the Friday night drunks. I called back, the phone didn't ring, it was picked up immediately, with a woman screaming "Call 911, the phone line's been cut!" I assume she thought it was cut cause I'm stunned on the other end of the line. I hung up and called 911 from my break room and reported it. The real kicker of this is one of my coworker's best friend was that boy who got shot's father. The boy's father is the General Manager of the Fatz in Clinton. My coworker was telling me how the boy had recently stolen his parent's wedding rings and they had stolen his father's car to rob the place. Just thought I'd throw some info out there.
 

Jason Rebellion

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I'm sure the Fatz in Clinton doesn't allow it. I've never noticed a sign at the Fatz here in Gaffney. Next time I go I'll give it a look see.
 
considering Fatz restaurants serve alcohol, they don't need an active CWP policy as current state law automatically makes it illegal to carry concealed in an alcohol serving restaurant.
 

bigfutz

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Waffle House doesn't serve alcohol, but they do serve alcoholics. Hmmm... so a person could be intoxicated while in a restaurant even though the restaurant didn't serve them the drinks.
 
bigfutz said:
Waffle House doesn't serve alcohol, but they do serve alcoholics. Hmmm... so a person could be intoxicated while in a restaurant even though the restaurant didn't serve them the drinks.
Yes...I have fit that description before in my younger years.
 
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