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Texas husband shoots 2 bank robbers that abducted him, his wife, police say

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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This occurred in Columbus, Texas where the abducted man was able to get a hold of a gun from his truck and defend themselves, shooting the bank robbers, killing one.


COLUMBUS, Texas – Authorities say a Houston-area man turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted him and his wife by pulling a gun on the unsuspecting duo and shooting them both, killing one of them.

The suspects apparently knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, and they abducted her and her husband at gunpoint at their residence north of the city on Thursday and drove them back to the bank, Columbus County Sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Weido told Houston television station KHOU.

The suspects forced the woman to taken an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, then forced the husband to drive them in his truck down Highway 71, Weido said. It was then that the husband grabbed a gun that was in the truck and fired at the suspects, he said.

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Officers found the suspects lying near the truck suffering from gunshot wounds.
One died and the other is in critical condition.

Those who know the couple said that the community has their back.
"I'm sure that they're both going to be upset for a while," resident Brenda Buehler said. "It's a frightening thing to have happen, but I think everybody's going to tell them good job."

Way to go Texas!!

Self Defense or Stand Your Ground......which ever or both.
The man exercised his right to defend him and his wife from these criminals.






edit on 4-8-2013 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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Saw this yesterday. One article stated the truck belonged to man hostage so he must of had a pistol in his truck. Given they had them driving off into nowhere, I would guess there was a good chance they were going to be permanently silenced. There isn't much but gravel pits and ranch land out there.

Columbus is actually about 70 miles west of Houston on I-10.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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Glad the man and his wife are OK. This is just another example of why citizens have the right to bear arms.

S&F and a S&F for Texas!



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 09:08 PM
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That's a long, hours long drive out there in the middle of nowhere...Big Mistake....



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 01:45 AM
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So where are all the anti-gun [snipped] that say they should have ran away or something???

edit on Wed Aug 7 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:42 AM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
So where are all the anti-gun [snipped] that say they should have ran away or something???


They'll probably show up tomorrow.....

If not, great....



edit on Wed Aug 7 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:05 AM
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Bloodly good show! Well done that man!

Any triumph over such criminal elements as these is surely worthy of praise and joy. I hope that the gentleman and his lady wife recover from the trauma of these events with as much aplomb as they dealt with the situation on the day, and that they recieve all the support and care that will facilitate that.

There are so many ways that this scenario could have played out worse. As other posters have mentioned, the route that they were traveling seems ideal for the disposal of bodies, and it would have been a staggering tragedy if the couple had been killed and dumped by the felonious cretins who abducted them. The very idea that for mere currency, two men would have been prepared to abduct and kill these valiant folk is sickening. I hope that the one who died burns in hell, and that the one who yet remains soon joins him.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 06:08 AM
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What a shame that he wasn't able to KILL BOTH OF THEM..........



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
So where are all the anti-gun [snipped] that say they should have ran away or something???
You are the only tard here if any, you are completly misunderstanding the real problem of citizens having guns to protect them self, and citizens misusing the guns they have to protect them self, small "happy ending" cases like this are very rare compared to the daily gun violence, so actually you can't call any tards as this has nothing to do with the gun regulations disscused at other incidents or as a whole.


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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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One of the wounded, 20-year-old Jordan Kutach, was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition. The other, 21-year-old Preston Kutach, was taken by EMS to the Columbus Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Both suspects lived in the community of Rock Island and neighbors said they were brothers.
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Those who know them said the husband is a reserve officer with the sheriff’s department and that the community has their back.
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Investigators said the couple did not know their attackers, and it is unclear how they became targets.

www.khou.com...


Rock Island is a very small town. 11 miles south of Columbus, highway 71 intersects 90A. Rock Island is about 6 or 8 miles west on 90A. Eagle Lake is to the east. The man was a reserve sheriff officer. That probably helped the outcome for those kidnapped.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 08:31 AM
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I have been looking everywhere for the sort of side by side statistical comparision which would make it possible to compare the numbers for shootings, not self defensive shootings, but straight up violence without cause, which are perpetrated by those who registered thier firearm, and those who did not.

I would be willing to lay odds however, that those who actually legally own thier firearm, are significantly less likely to start shooting people for no reason, than those who purchased thier weapon from a dude on a street corner, who wrapped it in a shopping bag and sent them on thier way. Also, committing violence against another person is never plesant, or good, but if that person presents a clear and unquestionable danger to ones life and liberty, they should expect to die by the hand of those they threaten.

It may not be plesant to consider, but it is a damned sight healthier than relying on anyone else to save your bacon, and considerably more likely to be successful.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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Deputies say the incident started earlier when a female bank employee and her husband were held at gun point by those two suspects inside their Columbus area residence.

According to investigators, the suspects had already taken the woman's husband captive when she arrived home from work.

www.click2houston.com...



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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That avatar is absolutely hysterical....
Just had to be said...



posted on Aug, 7 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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Not sure what to make of this obituary. Makes it sounds like the man died doing some good deed.



He was a tough-loving big brother, but looked after his siblings, most especially Jordan, for his entire life- all the way to the end. Preston ultimately gave his life for love. He has paid his dues. He is square with the house. The Bible says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Preston had the biggest and most loving heart, and he wore it in his smile for the whole world to see, a beautiful and unforgettable smile that everyone knows and loves and will always remember him by.

hennekefuneralhome.com...



posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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I am sure they would have murdered the Husband, raped the wife and then murdered her as well. Bummer that he could not have killed both of the puke bags. Oh well what can you do. It's time a message is sent to these bottom feeding criminals who think they can just go around terrorizing law abiding citizens.

This incident here is exactly why the right to bear arms should always be protected. I am sure some idiotic, mentally ill liberal will come on into this thread and suggest that the Man should have talked his way out of it, maybe asked the two gentleman if they had a hard life? These people that want to kill the 2nd Amendment make me want to vomit.

Glad the Man and his Wife are safe and ok though. If Obama and that nutcase Pelosi had their way, these two folks would most likely be deceased right now. ~$heopleNation



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