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    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/new...1?OpenDocument
    Retired cop at bar shoots would-be robber
    shooting at pooh's corner (P-D)
    By Kim Bell
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    09/16/2008

    ST. LOUIS -- A retired police officer at a cop-hangout bar in south St. Louis stopped two would-be robbers in their tracks late last night.

    The bar, Pooh's Corner, is a clean and quiet neighborhood bar, popular with off-duty police officers. The bar is at 6023 Virginia Avenue near Interstate 55.


    Police say two men in their 20s walked into the bar about midnight Monday and announced a holdup. One of the men pointed a handgun. They hadn't done their homework, though -- this place is popular with off-duty and retired cops.

    A 49-year-old retired police officer works there as a bartender. He pulled his own gun and fired at the robbers.

    One of the robbers was shot twice, in the buttocks. He and his accomplice ran from the bar. The wounded suspect, a 28-year-old man, was caught outside and arrested. He underwent surgery at a local hospital. Police say his injuries weren't life-threatening, though his condition wasn't available this morning.

    Erica Van Ross, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Police Department, said in an emailed update that the second suspect -- the one with the gun -- is still on the loose.

    In 1995, Pooh's Corner was the scene of another shooting -- but, that time, it was fatal.

    Just after midnight on Nov. 27, 1995, two men wearing dark clothing and black ski masks charged through the front door of Pooh's Corner. Eight people were inside, including two off-duty police officers -- brothers Bob and Joe Siscel -- who were having some beers after work.

    Bob Siscel ended up struggling with -- and fatally wounding -- one of the robbers who brandished a sawed-off shotgun. Police investigators say he acted appropriately.
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  • #2
    This is what we call natural selection
    "Friendly Fire, isn't"

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    • #3
      I love a happy ending -tear- you just can't win, and if they're off-duty, wouldn't you see an un-marked patrol car at least in the parking lot?

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      • #4
        Not necessarily, Taylor. Responsible persons don't drink and drive. When I took a senior student from the martial art school I helped run, who had just joined the Marine Corps, and was about to go to boot camp, out to the local USMC-themed tavern, I told the owner/bartender/sarge that we would be taking a taxi to get home.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Taylor13 View Post
          I love a happy ending -tear- you just can't win, and if they're off-duty, wouldn't you see an un-marked patrol car at least in the parking lot?
          "Off duty" not "undercover".
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          • #6
            Ok!

            It's nice knowing that the good guys win at the END, no pun intended!!
            Take care and stay safe!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Taylor13 View Post
              I love a happy ending -tear- you just can't win, and if they're off-duty, wouldn't you see an un-marked patrol car at least in the parking lot?
              Retired Bartender, not "off-duty". Second, hopefully any LEO would not take their unit to a bar...but who knows. Anyway, most off-duty take their POV's to a bar and or walk....

              Good job to the "bartender" though!
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              • #8
                You Got Me???

                Originally posted by Taylor13 View Post
                I love a happy ending -tear- you just can't win, and if they're off-duty, wouldn't you see an un-marked patrol car at least in the parking lot?
                Que! (What)
                Take care and stay safe!
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                • #9
                  Shot in the buttocks? Doesn't that mean the BG was running away? Anyone have a problem with that??????????
                  Space for rent .........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scratched13 View Post
                    Shot in the buttocks? Doesn't that mean the BG was running away? Anyone have a problem with that??????????
                    Not in the least!!!!
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                    • #11
                      absolutely not

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scratched13 View Post
                        Shot in the buttocks? Doesn't that mean the BG was running away?
                        No, it doesn't. It means the shooter missed the guy with the gun, according to the story.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Seventy2002 View Post
                          No, it doesn't. It means the shooter missed the guy with the gun, according to the story.
                          It doesn't make a hill of beans, a double tap in the back of the mutts head, a shoot out has no rules!
                          Take care and stay safe!
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                          • #14
                            Running away from the scene of an attempted felony with a deadly weapon...I'm good with that.

                            Missed BG #1 and hit BG #2...I'm good with that (go to the range, get them both next time).

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                            • #15
                              Shot in the buttocks? Doesn't that mean the BG was running away? Anyone have a problem with that??????????
                              He wasn't running AWAY from a violent crime, he was running TO his next one because this one didn't work out. Geez.

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