Robbery at Rose Garden Stop By Hero with Smith & Wesson

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Hero Jason Rorex Stopped the Robbery with his Smith & Wesson Bodyguard.
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- KEZI 9 News in Eugene, Oregon reports this week (6/28/16) a casual stroll through Rose Garden Park suddenly turned into a violent confrontation. Police responded to an apparent robbery attempt in on Sunday afternoon.

The 29 year old intended victim was on a date with his girlfriend, when another male appeared and asked them for money. The male half of the couple responded that they do not give money out. The individual then displayed a knife and began to close the distance between himself and the couple, described as about seven feet.

The male victim drew his .380 Smith & Wesson Bodyguard and aimed it toward the now threatening suspect. The suspect immediately stopped moving forward. After an exchange of words, the would-be robber took off running.

The couple called 911. Responding police officers were able to locate and quickly apprehended the suspect, also age 29. He was booked on charges of 1st degree robbery and unlawful use of a weapon.

Comments:

Part of this story is based on the male victim’s recollection of events. I expect the bad guy seemed closer than he actually was or was moving very slowly given the time it takes most of us recognize a threat and then react by drawing a firearm.

In any case, the intended victim having his firearm saved himself and his girlfriend from at least a monetary loss and perhaps serious injury or worse. A perfect firearm self-defense event, no shots fired and the bad guy goes to jail!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Jack Patriot
Jack Patriot
4 years ago

Another fellow Oregonian protects himself and his loved ones. Law-Abiding Gun Owners – 1, Criminals – 0

Tazz7859
Tazz7859
4 years ago

A gun doesn’t always mean you have to shoot it, a superior show of force , is a detergent, anyone who robs or breaking homes, steal cars or tries to pick fight with what he thinks is weak, we’ll anyone with common sense, knows that these are dangerous things to do, I don’t jump from planes ,because it’s dangerous.

james
james
4 years ago

Proof positive that law abiding firearms owners never have to fire off one round to protect themselves and their loved ones.

He did good, let the guy run away and let cops find him later.

Want to bet that the robber is an ILLEGAL ALIEN?

Tionico
Tionico
4 years ago

Makes perfect sense. Lots of us buy and deploy fire extinguishers about our homes. We almost all wear our seatbelts when in a moving car, and when out on a boat, either wear or have along with sufficient life jackets for all aboard. Used to be all our cars include a working spare tyre and wheelbrace.. but not any more (anyone buying such a car for transportation is really stupid….. puncture at 0330, now what? ) So why NOT carry about with us oopon our persons the most effective personal protection device known to man? Oregon make it easy for… Read more »

Bud
Bud
4 years ago

Stay alert, stay armed., practice. The police can only show up after your wounded or dead. No disrespect to the cops, that’s just the way ir is.

Tazz7849
Tazz7849
4 years ago

It’s like a fire extinguisher, better have and not need it , than to need it and not have it.

SuperG
SuperG
4 years ago

This is typical of most places in Oregon, in that a lot of citizens go about legally armed. It is why we don’t have the crime rate like in California.