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Craigslist Meet Gone Wrong, Self-Defense Gone Right: Armed Girlfriend Saves Herself And Boyfriend During Armed Robbery

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AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA — A couple looking to buy a car via a Craigslist ad had to act quickly when they found out they were about to be robbed.

Police say the couple made arrangements to look at a car that someone had listed for sale on Craigslist. During the meet-up, one of the ‘sellers’ pulled a gun on the couple and demanded money. While one of the robbers had his gun pointed at the man, his girlfriend drew her own firearm and shot at the robbers.

One of the robbers, 23-year-old Frank Frazier Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. His accomplice took off after being confronted by an armed citizen like the coward he truly is.

The couple was not injured.

We have covered Craigslist-type self-defense situations in the past, and want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the safety precautions that should be taken when conducting business with strangers.

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About Brandon Curtis | View all posts by Brandon Curtis

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Smith

    Someone deserves a dozen roses and a card. And a box of chocolates.

    • Go Faster

      Foot massage, day at the spa and a weekend in the Bahamas too.

    • fishydude

      And a fresh box of Critical Defense. :D

  • Bill Redding

    Putting aside the fact that he was a trash criminal trying to rob someone, why also is he a “coward” running away when someone was shooting at him?

    What would YOU do in the situation — just stand there and be shot?

    Really…

    — BR

    • Sandydog

      I’m not sure you’re serious; If you ARE. . . It takes cowardice to go out robbing supposedly unarmed people instead of getting a job. It takes cowardice to accompany your armed buddy while he does robberies. And, yes, it takes cowardice to run away, instead of standing (or kneeling, or lying prone, whichever the woman with the gun tells you) with your hands in plain sight, waiting for the nice policemen to come and take you away.
      Really. . .

      • Bill Redding

        No, you still don’t get it. I suppose you’re like most people who also call terrorists “cowards.” Or people who commit suicide “cowards.” Nope…that’s wrong, too. Completely clueless. Consequently, you have no idea where they’re coming from, so will forever be playing catch-up to them. So when/if you meet, you’re behind the 8-ball right upfront. :-(

        “Coward” is a very misused word nowadays, just like “hero” is. As is the word “Americans.” And “Christians.” And “war.” And even “racism.” HARDLY ANYONE has a clue to what those words REALLY mean anymore, so you’re just one example of the many millions of herd animals “thinking” there.

        I was only addressing ONE NARROW situation (has NOTHING to do with being a criminal or not): Getting shot at and just standing there. That’s STUPID, yes? And contrary to ignorant but popular public belief, most criminals aren’t even “stupid.”

        Anyway, that’s all I was saying.

        As for a criminal “obeying commands” — whether from a cop or an armed citizen — you have to be joking. WHY would he/she want to do THAT? But what’s worse is why would you even EXPECT them to? It’s not in their job description, so please, get real.

        As for for the “just shoot them” mentality, the owner of this site disagrees with such a “response policy,” as he doesn’t care for that kind of “judge/jury/executioner” kind of thing and some time back even came out with an article focusing on just that topic.

        Whatever, good luck with playing catch-up…you’ll probably be needing luck when the time comes.

        I’d rather depend on something more than dumb luck though…

        — BR

        • Dan L Nelson

          Maybee I read that article wrong, but I thought it said the robbers had a gun? The coward ran away, the brave stood their ground, simple as that.

          • Bill Redding

            ONE of them had a gun.

            But really, ALL cops have guns, too, and I see them NOT just standing there to get shot in a gun fight…does that mean they’re all “cowards” also?

            — BR

          • Dan L Nelson

            They don’t run away from the scene, they take cover. Big difference.

          • Bill Redding

            NO difference.

            You — just like MOST people — underestimate criminals (and terrorists even more)…good luck if/when the time comes; you’ll need it.

            — BR

          • Dan L Nelson

            I won’t need any more luck than you will. And yes there is a differance, taking cover to continue the fight is very much differant than tucking tail and running away from it.

        • Mark

          Did you comment to start shit Einstien? SMH

        • Dan L Nelson

          And yes, domestic terrorist are cowards, if they weren’t they wouldn’t target places that are gun free zones.

        • John Smith

          Hahaha! Bill, you and I have had some disagreement in the past, but your first two paragraphs cracked me up! So true. “Americans” constantly misuse and misunderstand words- those you listed and more (like ‘assault’, maybe?).

          Carry on.
          JS

      • Mark

        Bill doesn’t deserve a response. I think he gets a nut from saying dumb shit that doesn’t matter.

    • Ihatestupidppl

      If he can’t take the heat, he should stay out of the kitchen. What does he think could go wrong when you try to rob someone??? What a shame she didn’t kill both of them.

    • John Smith

      Yeah. I don’t think it’s cowardly to rob someone who might be armed (and have an armed girlfriend). That’s either brave or stupid. And I don’t think it’s cowardly to run away when you’re in the wrong and someone is shooting at you- that might have been the first smart thing he did all day. There are a LOT of negative words that describe those guys, but cowardly just isn’t one of them.

  • Gregg T Jenkins

    But this cant happen!!!! It simply doesnt happen!!! Shannon Watts told me so!!!

  • fishydude

    That is why my wife never goes Craig’s Listing without her CCP. And we are both packin’ when we go together.

  • Bruce M. Pierce

    How many thousands of incidents of this nature have been documented and how many undocumented incidents have occurred ? How has Craig’s list been associated with with criminal activities. I can’t imagine what those criminal statistics are like?

  • Tabykatt

    This is just another reminder of why I won’t be buying anything off Craigslist. I have been made aware of this connect far to many times. No thank you!

    • harold

      I do a lot of buying and selling on Craigs List. I am always armed, usually 2 firearms on different parts of my body and at least one knife. It is good to take a friend also. The Local Sheriff’s Dept here will let you conduct these types of business in their parking lot also.

      • Tabykatt

        That’s a great idea about the sheriff’s office. I never thought of that. Thank you for mentioning that and be safe always!