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Police: FL Man Killed After Confronting Car Burglers

Associated Press

October 07, 2010

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida Gulf Coast man is dead after confronting several suspects who were breaking into cars outside his apartment building.

Pinellas Park police say the 58-year-old man called 911 early Thursday to report that he had been attacked by the suspects and was bleeding profusely.

The man, who has not been identified, suffered multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries three hours later.

Investigators say it appears there were six individuals breaking into cars to steal stereos. The resident confronted the men and was attacked.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Sad. RIP

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    Anthony2590

    almost 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    I hope justice is served. RIP

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50458 Comments

    RIP

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    95Zcar

    almost 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    It's been said already, prayers for the man and his family.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Right on Robo....1 to 6 isnt even a good ratio for a police officer, well armed, and well trained. Note to private citizens...see something like this, observe and report...and stay out of the kill zone.

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Brave citizen who wanted to help. God Bless his family. Unfortunately this individual was also foolish to take on criminals without the proper training and equipment. Call 911 and let the LEO's handle it. Make sure you get the best description you can to be a great witness but unless you know backup is on the way and you are armed and trained, wait for the cops. Even cops who are off-duty and armed will not try to take them on unless someones life is at risk or they are escaping but he knows what to do and has the equipment to enforce the laws.

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    RIP

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