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Armed shopper shoots at Walmart shoplifter, police say

chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG
ORANGE CITY, Fla. —Gunfire erupted in the parking lot of an Orange City Walmart store on Wednesday when an armed shopper fired shots at a suspected shoplifter, police said.

It started as a shoplifting incident inside the store on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Saxon Boulevard. A thief loaded up a cart of merchandise, and loss-prevention employees tried to stop him as he left the store, officials said.

Authorities said the shoplifter, identified as Eddie McKee, 42, knocked Ann Buongiorno to the ground as he ran out of the store.

"I'm all still shaken up from all this," said Buongiorno. "I thought I was going to die. I was knocked down very hard, and I thought I got shot, and I was screaming at the top of my lungs."

An off-duty law enforcement officer saw McKee running for his car and ordered him to stop, but McKee fled.

Investigators said another man in the parking lot, who was identified as Jose Martinez, pulled out a gun and fired at least four shots at McKee. The back window of the car was shot out, and bullet holes were found in the trunk.

Martinez told authorities he was trying to mark McKee's car, but officials said bullets landed inches away from the cars of bystanders.

"I just thank God that he protected us," Buongiorno said.

"There was no one in danger," Martinez said.

"There is a gray sports car in Orange City on Veterans Memorial Parkway, and it has got the windshield in the back blown out, and it looks like he is running from something," said a 911 caller.


"One (man) drew a gun, opened the guy's car door, yelled, 'Freeze! Freeze!' and then fired shots," she told the dispatcher.

Buongiorno's husband said he thinks the citizen had a right to shoot.

"He came at us," said Andrew Buongiorno. "(He) threw the car in reverse, tried to run us over. That's attempted murder."

No one was shot.

There were minor injuries to two people from the store, including the woman who was pushed down, according to authorities. The shooter was taken to a hospital with some type of injury.

McKee, the alledged shoplifter was stopped near South Kepler Road and East New York Avenue in DeLand, authorities said. He faces a misdemeanor charge.

Investigators said Martinez, who fired the shots, was charged with two felonies, but he does have a concealed weapons permit.

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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 41,627 AG
    These idiots are going to cost us our right to carry soon.

    Former Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • ac2020ac2020 Posts: 5,730 Officer
    Ill say it before and Ill say it again...

    there are a large group of these gun nut lunatics out there so pumped up on insanity and hate from watching hours of Fox news that they LITERALLY cant wait to shoot someone. These nut-cases will take a life over an inanimate object.

    Ironically, the opposite of WWJD.

    Anyone who thinks everyone should carry is as big of a moron as this guy. Opening fire in public places is horribly dangerous and stupid and should never be done unless a LIFE (not a loaf of f'king bread) is in danger.
    The only time republicans and democrats are right is when they're blaming each other. :USA
  • Conchy CrackerConchy Cracker Posts: 10,454 Officer
    "I'm all still shaken up from all this," said Buongiorno. "I thought I was going to die. I was knocked down very hard, and I thought I got shot, and I was screaming at the top of my lungs."

    If you want a laugh go to the link, watch the video and watch this part, it's at about 2:15..... she deserves an oscar.
  • phlatsphilphlatsphil Posts: 14,632 AG
    cadman wrote: »
    These idiots are going to cost us our right to carry soon.

    Well said.
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Hopefully his stupidity will serve as a lesson to others who might find themselves in the same situation at some point. Helping stop a crime isn't too bad a thing to do really but you can't blast away at will.
  • phlatsphilphlatsphil Posts: 14,632 AG
    Is this guy going to face any charges? I read a few months ago where a guy was charged for firing his weapon into the ground as a warning shot.
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 41,627 AG
    He was charged with a two felonies according to the article in the OP.

    Former Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • riverdiverriverdiver Posts: 2,032 Captain
    ac2020 wrote: »
    Ill say it before and Ill say it again...

    there are a large group of these gun nut lunatics out there so pumped up on insanity and hate from watching hours of Fox news that they LITERALLY cant wait to shoot someone.

    This place usually has several posts daily that qualify for "dumbest post of the day".

    Congratulations, young man, you've outdone yourself. There isn't anyone here that can post anything close to that level of stupidity.

    You're a smarter guy than that.
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,386 AG
    ac2020 wrote: »
    Ill say it before and Ill say it again...

    there are a large group of these gun nut lunatics out there so pumped up on insanity and hate from watching hours of Fox news that they LITERALLY cant wait to shoot someone. These nut-cases will take a life over an inanimate object.

    Ironically, the opposite of WWJD.

    Anyone who thinks everyone should carry is as big of a moron as this guy. Opening fire in public places is horribly dangerous and stupid and should never be done unless a LIFE (not a loaf of f'king bread) is in danger.


    Very true, truth hurts though.
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  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    ac2020 wrote: »
    Ill say it before and Ill say it again...

    there are a large group of these gun nut lunatics out there so pumped up on insanity and hate from watching hours of Fox news that they LITERALLY cant wait to shoot someone.



    AC you are one ignorant MOFO- Dumbest post of the year. I guess people watching the gay and lesbian channel are going to go out and molest children because they are all pumped up on homosexuality.
  • marco12marco12 Posts: 557 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    AC you are one ignorant MOFO- Dumbest post of the year. I guess people watching the gay and lesbian channel are going to go out and molest children because they are all pumped up on homosexuality.

    It's not the homosexuals molesting children it's the Christians.
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    AC you are one ignorant MOFO- Dumbest post of the year. I guess people watching the gay and lesbian channel are going to go out and molest children because they are all pumped up on homosexuality.

    Nice straw man,talk about ignorant, child molestation is not the same as homosexuality. One is a crime for starters.


    One too many times back stage alter boy? Priests are pedophiles not homosexuals. A female teacher who has sex with a male minor student is gay?
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    marco12 wrote: »
    It's not the homosexuals molesting children it's the Christians.

    Wow. You have some serious issues dude.
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    Plan Sea wrote: »
    Nice straw man,talk about ignorant, child molestation is not the same as homosexuality. One is a crime for starters.


    Geez... sounds about as dumb as people shooting other people because of Fox News.
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    Geez... sounds about as dumb as people shooting other people because of Fox News.

    You posted a rather ignorant false equivalence and the best you got is "but FOX"

    So if a male teacher has sex with a female minor student is he

    A- flaming ****
    B- Closet homosexual
    C- Scumbag child molester

    No need to answer you are too confused from the get go.
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 41,627 AG
    marco12 wrote: »
    It's not the homosexuals molesting children it's the Christians.

    All right then, I guess people watching the Christian Television channel are going to go out and molest children because they are all pumped up on Jesus?

    Former Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    I posted a purposefully stupid straw man scenario and you are taking it seriously... in fact you took it seriously twice - and now you want to argue about it further.

    Who is the dumbarse in this equation? You must be lacking a sarcasm radar or be the most miserably unimaginative SOB on this board.
  • marco12marco12 Posts: 557 Officer
    cadman wrote: »
    All right then, I guess people watching the Christian Television channel are going to go out and molest children because they are all pumped up on Jesus?

    No I think they are sexually repressed and children are an easy mark. Christians have nothing to do with Jesus nowadays.
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    I posted a purposefully stupid straw man scenario and you are taking it seriously... in fact you took it seriously twice - and now you want to argue about it further.

    Who is the dumbarse in this equation? You must be lacking a sarcasm radar or be the most miserably unimaginative SOB on this board.

    LOL!!!! don't trip backpeddling. You did no such thing. FOX news and gun nuts go hand in hand, ironic Zimmerman went on Hannity. You failed at drawing out a parallel to bash AC and came up short,way short.See, Cadman did it the right way.

    From what you post it falls in line with your logical skill set. People learn something new everyday,why are you fighting what I just taught you.
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    marco12 wrote: »
    No I think they are sexually repressed and children are an easy mark. Christians have nothing to do with Jesus nowadays.

    Didn't the Pope pull a Palin when news of gay priests in bath houses and allegations of male prostition were coming out?

    But hey, can't we all just love the sinner
  • marco12marco12 Posts: 557 Officer
    Plan Sea wrote: »
    Didn't the Pope pull a Palin when news of gay priests in bath houses and allegations of male prostition were coming out?

    But hey, can't we all just love the sinner

    Sounds like there's been a little to much loving going on in the Vatican and the Boy Scouts and the Republican internships.
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    Plan Sea wrote: »
    LOL!!!! don't trip backpeddling. You did no such thing. FOX news and gun nuts go hand in hand, ironic Zimmerman went on Hannity. You failed at drawing out a parallel to bash AC and came up short,way short.See, Cadman did it the right way.

    From what you post it falls in line with your logical skill set. People learn something new everyday,why are you fighting what I just taught you.

    I sure succeeded in making you look stupid though... it was honestly not that hard. :grin

    Maybe you should change your name to Plan D...
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    I sure succeeded in making you look stupid though... it was honestly not that hard. :grin

    Maybe you should change your name to Plan D...

    I can change a "look", but you can't fix your stupid though

    Now you are espousing honesty? where's my Zippo.
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    Plan Sea wrote: »
    I can change a "look", but you can't fix your stupid though

    Now you are espousing honesty? where's my Zippo.

    Plan F. You don't need a zippo, being that you are already a flaming idiot and all...
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    Plan F.

    come on now, put mommy back on
  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,292 Admiral
    Plan Sea wrote: »
    come on now, put mommy back on

    This is too funny. Apparently you ARE really lacking a sarcasm radar.
  • Plan SeaPlan Sea Posts: 5,453 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    This is too funny. Apparently you ARE really lacking a sarcasm radar.


    Stupidity=sarcasm from you. thanx for clearing the air.

    Please, by all means stay the course
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