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Armed robber fires shot at Waffle House, near Hwy. 108

   A single masked man fired a handgun inside the Waffle House near Highway 108 in the early morning hours Saturday, fleeing with cash from the restaurant.

   Jasper Police Chief Greg Lovell said the individual fired one round into the kitchen equipment but did not hit anyone. Lovell said the robber said at one point, “I am as scared as you are” to those in the restaurant.

   He fired the round as he was leaving.

   Neither the man’s race nor age could be determined as he was masked and gloved. He was wearing an “Anonymous” mask popular in movies and with political protests.

   Lovell said employees reported that the man was well-spoken.

   Sgt. Matt Dawkins said they had very little to go on. The suspect left on foot and apparently had a vehicle parked somewhere close by but it has not been identified.

   Anyone with any information is asked to call Sgt. Matt Dawkins at 706-253-9110.

 

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Jeff Anderson
-6 #1 Jeff Anderson 2016-12-24 11:54
The "No Firearms" sign posted on the door is an open invitation to criminals.
It's poor corporate policy. I choose to eat where my civil rights are respected.
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fuggitaboutit
-14 #2 fuggitaboutit 2016-12-25 06:25
I want to address Mr. NRA.
Now I have learned when you make the slightest criticism guns, they start screaming you are taking away all our rights. Note: I am only addressing this one instance with no bearing on the 2nd Amendment.
If Mr. NRA or someone had had a gun lets look at what could have happened:
Knowing that the basic rule is never pull until you are ready to fire:
A. Mr. NRA pulls his gun and shoots the robber in the back killing him.
B. The robber sees Mr. NRA pull his gun and shoots Mr. NRA, killing or seriously injuring him.
C. One of the two misses and shoots an innocent waffle house employee.
D. They both are actually reluctant to fire at a human, which studies have shown is much more common than people are willing to admit and both blast up some more restaurant equipment.
Now which of these is better than what happened? Please present one scenario where the situation would have been improved with a bystander with a gun?
Please note in your response, I am not a liberal, homosexual or big city yankee, just a dude who tries to think things through.
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scott higgins
-4 #3 scott higgins 2016-12-25 07:24
If he or she wasn't looking at me, I would have pulled my glock and ended their unlawfull ways.
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SaadSaak
-7 #4 SaadSaak 2016-12-26 08:58
Atlanta in Pickens -

CONGRATULATIONS - Jasper/Pickens has now qualified for the big time what with missing persons, road rage, lawyer jailed, shots at Waffle House, FOI mea-culpa judge, school scandals, axe murderers and whatever else not yet published.
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WTH
+4 #5 WTH 2016-12-27 01:33
scott higgins You'll shoot yer eye out kid.
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idnevereatatone
-12 #6 idnevereatatone 2016-12-27 18:09
Look at today's news from the big Atl. An overnight waffle house shooting in Buckhead of all places. Google waffle house brawls, you'll see what kind of loser hangs out at these places. I think you're generally ok before 9:00 p.m. at any given location, but after that, good luck! Yes, Jasper's now become just another crime-ridden city in the good ol' United States of oh heyolll yeeeeaaaaaahhhh h. I agree, if I had a shot at that maggott, Ida taken it, big time. Friggin idiots! Eat at home, losers!
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scott higgins
-8 #7 scott higgins 2016-12-27 23:45
WTH are you to big of a [email protected] to use your real name? That in itself tells me alot about you. First off I am a Vet, are you? I will challenge you to a trip to the gun range any time any place any where. As far as being a Kid I don't think so. 4 children 13 grandrildren. I believe in the right to carry to protect shitheads like you.
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Nehemiah the Prophet
+12 #8 Nehemiah the Prophet 2016-12-28 15:27
Mr. Higgins, Chill out man. The line "you'll shoot your eye out kid" is one of the funniest and most quoted holiday Christmas movie lines of all time (A Christmas Story about Ralph wanting a Red Rider BB gun with compass in the stock.). I doubt WTH was intending it as an insult, more just for the humor, assuming people would catch the movie reference. Call your kids and grandkids they will know. Man, everyone is so PC these days you can't even joke around.
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and justice for all
+8 #9 and justice for all 2017-01-04 18:37
Quoting scott higgins:
WTH are you to big of a [email protected] to use your real name? That in itself tells me alot about you. First off I am a Vet, are you? I will challenge you to a trip to the gun range any time any place any where. As far as being a Kid I don't think so. 4 children 13 grandrildren. I believe in the right to carry to protect shitheads like you.


People with temperaments like you shouldn't be allowed to own guns. If you can't take a joke without getting insanely pissed off, there's no way you ought to be able to own a gun. Get some anger management counseling. You give all legitimate gun owners a bad name.
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