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Fresno ca ccw defends against robber getaway driver

[CCW IN ACTION] Tables Turned On Armed ATM Robber And Getaway Driver

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FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — A retired police officer and concealed carrier went to the ATM at 5 am to pick up lunch money before a long day.  It was then, according to ABC 30 Action News, that 32-year-old Jeremy Lynd approached the concealed carrier from behind.  Fresno police recount that Lynd then said something to the effect, “it sure is cold out here.”

That is when the victim turned around and was assaulted with a stun gun.  Lynd hit the victim once in the neck and again in the lower back as the concealed carrier went to escape.  He managed to make it back to his car and get his legal concealed carry handgun.  He then ordered Lynd to the ground, who initially complied with the request.

Lynd’s accomplice, 31-year-old Bobbie-Sue Alexandra Nicole Sevier, realized the situation was turning south and drove up in a rescue attempt.  She hollared to Lynd to get into the getaway car.  He got in and then she struck the concealed carrier’s vehicle.

Fearing for his life, the concealed carrier then returned fire on the suspect’s car — believing she would continue her assault upon him if he did not do so otherwise.  One of the rounds, according to the Fresno police, managed to penetrate the car and strike the driver in the leg.

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Sevier stopped the car at some point and both suspects escaped — Lynd running off into the fog and Sevier retreating to a Starbucks where she waited for police to arrive.  Sevier was treated for her wounds at a local hospital before being sent to jail.  The main perpetrator of the crime, Lynd, is still at large.

Apparently, neither had done their homework on the victim or they would have discovered he had fourteen years of service in law enforcement prior to his current occupation.  That would have been a good detail to know prior to an attempted robbery.  The second piece would be that he is one of the few legal concealed carriers in California.  That, too, should have cued them that this was a poor idea.

The only short-sighted feature to this exchange was that the concealed carrier was not armed when the assault took place.  He had to retreat to his vehicle to get his gun.  If this isn’t a constant thing we don’t discuss in concealed carry — keep your gun on you at all times, even when you think there’s nothing to worry about.

It’s good to see this concealed carrier made it out safely and at least one of the criminals was put behind bars.

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James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry…

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 36 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his CZ-75D PCR in an Alien Gear MOD holster.

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  • Lonesome Wolf

    The safest place for your handgun is in your holster, on your person.

    • Dolph

      Definitely

  • John Farmer

    Great story except that for the rest of us in this state don’t have the luxury of conceal/carry and have to be forever vigilant about who is around us when we venture out into the public. It can be a jungle out there.

    • ken

      Only the carjackers, home invaders, muggers, robbers, and gang bangers can carry weapons in Calif (Oh yeah Cops can too)

    • Sm

      Change your politicians, here in Ct were in the same boat, until you all stand up and say enough is enough at the polls your screwed.

    • Billca

      Legalized special treatment for retired and ex-police officers needs to stop. Once retired or out of the profession they should be subject to the same rules as other citizens which is all they are now. There should be no special exemptions for retired LEOs to own AWs or standard size magazines while citizens are forbidden to have them.

      If we don’t demand these things the police officers’ union will continue to back restrictive gun laws as long as they get their exemption. And yeah, I get the whole “I served 20 years protecting people like you” thing and the possibility of risk. But I know soldiers who served as long and protected a nation who can’t get a California CCW. When their family is threatened the application is turned down with advice to “just call us and we’ll take care of it.” Sorry, that special cop privilege doesn’t cut it.

  • Ronald Marshall

    Those who choose NOT to have and carry personal protection KNOW what their life is worth.

  • Mr Poitier

    Idiot! Keep your weapons on you. Kudos to the PoPo. That was a good bit of creative writing to make his use of force legal.

  • Bob McMahan

    I do not, nor would not, live in California. But I have the impression that the rural counties there are fairly good on concealed carry. Cesspools, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, not so much.

    • Promontorium

      But nobody lives in the rural counties, which is what makes them rural. All the average sized counties are crap for concealed carry too.

      • Kavansurf

        Welcome to Free Orange County :) And I wouldn’t live in Virginia if ya paid me lol

    • JiminAZ

      I was born in California, and lived there for 40 years. When it started to get so liberal that I couldn’t stand it, I quit my job and moved to Arizona. What a breath of fresh air. You’re free to exercise your constitutional rights here. We’re a constitutional carry state. For those of you who are sick of liberal nut cases in Cali, move to Arizona and don’t look back.

  • Linda Stevens

    ALWAYS take your gun with you everywhere if you have a concealed weapon license.

    • Promontorium

      Why? If you have some piece of paper you should have a gun 24/7, but if you’re the same person in every way sans paper you should be disarmed 24/7?

  • kyew

    The next story we see will be about how California has this law-abiding citizen up on charges of attempted manslaughter or some such nonsense.

    Or they just might try to ban cops… you never know with those fools.

    • Promontorium

      Nope. Cops are worshipped in this authoritarian state. They are paid $6,000 a month starting as rookies, make a quarter million a year nearing retirement. Get full pay for life in retirement and full health care for their family for the rest of their lives. And active or retired police are exempt from virtually all the gun laws in the state.

      • kyew

        Sounds like a good way to keep your Secret Police behind your policies, even if they’re off the job.

      • Sufferfortribe

        Your post is way beyond bogus, and anyone who would believe it needs to visit the local grocery store for more tin foil.

        • Oregonpapa

          For the truth, go to this site:
          http://www.transparentcalifornia.com
          Here, you will find the salaries of every gov. employee in the state of California. Cops due indeed make in excess of 200k per year. Some much more. Same for firemen. You’ll find page after page of teachers in the LAUSD making over 120k per year. College professors making 800k per year and management folks in our UC system making over a million per year. The public employee pension funds have a deficit of over 500 million. The state Constitution requires that the taxpayer make up any shortfall in the case of default.

          The answer? Abolish the public employee unions.

  • hjc4604

    “Apparently, neither had done their homework on the victim or they would
    have discovered he had fourteen years of service in law enforcement
    prior to his current occupation. That would have been a good detail to
    know prior to an attempted robbery. The second piece would be that he
    is one of the few legal concealed carriers in California. That, too,
    should have cued them that this was a poor idea.” Done their homework? Really? Crime of opportunity. How were they supposed to find out that he was a former cop and was one of the few who actually had a concealed carry permit? And having a permit, why wouldn’t you be carrying?

    • Promontorium

      It was a joke nimrod.

  • Promontorium

    I don’t get the “You should never be disarmed” position. Just because you have a piece of paper from the government you should go from 24/7 disarmed to 24/7 armed?

  • michael hegyan

    Good job!

  • Promontorium

    Bacon, and retired bacon in California are exempt from all the authoritarian gun laws. Because they are the authority.

  • Thomas DeLeo

    I moved from Calf. and back to Nev. and got my CCW. The hell with those laws.

    • Sufferfortribe

      Tell me about it. I want to get a CCW, but the total cost for the first time is $348 in the county where I reside.

      • TBo

        FYI: just started Following you. Want you to know that Mr PB banned/blocked me from his site. I’ll continue sending you hugs forever and a day. Hugs, TBo

        • Sufferfortribe

          Hi, sweet lady. I have missed you. ♥ Maybe one day things will change and get better between the two of you, and you will return to PB. I guarantee I am not the only one who misses you.
          I would love to exchange emails with you, but don’t like posting it online. Does Duckie have your email?

          • TBo

            Duckie should have it since she’s a moderator. Miss M has it too.

            Hope one of the ladies will share my email with you. We’ll figure out a way. MissM knows what he said to me. . .I have emailed with her and told her to not get involved. . .she needs the love and support of the site. Hugs, TBo

          • TBo

            I emailed MissM yesterday and she said she emailed you my email addy. ;-)

          • Sufferfortribe

            I will send you one soon. I have more doctor appointments today.

          • TBo

            Prayers and gentle hugs for you, darlin’. . .

          • TBo

            Dear Suffer, please know that you do not have to email me. I wanted you to know the truth without telling you all that happened last weekend.

            I am certainly doing nothing to destroy the site that I so loved. It saddens me that one bans me and then spreads lies about me. I have done nothing to drag anyone away from a site where I love so many people. His comments tonight to Walt are not true. Only God and I know the truth. the site owner knows; but. . . . .!!!!

            Go with God and spread your love and kindness. I will always love you. Hugs. . .and I will always take on your pain. . .even with all the added pain that the site owner has caused me. Goodbye darlin’ Suffer.

            Always amazes me how friends stand up for one another.

  • Davis

    Shows to go mostly Calif is a ez pickins State

  • Russ Hibbs

    a lot of cal. gun laws are due to having that senile old fienstien in any type of state authority. get rid of her.

  • robert

    screw ovomit and the government/politicans ovomit doesn,t abide by the constitituion/laws.the only one in charge of you and your familys security,is you and your family.any unconstitituional laws or not laws,and we will not comply.if ovomit doesn,t abide by laws,them why should we the people who our the real government.i,m not going to be a statistic or have a chalk outline of my body on some ground.you will never know i,m ccw,and i will go about my business without any problems,but if some thug/muslum starts something.they will be the second to know after me,newtons law.for ever action,there is an equally and opposite reaction

  • WilliamDahl

    The problem is that there’s a good chance the this former officer was one of those who think that it is perfectly acceptable to infringe upon the 2nd Amendment rights of all citizens OTHER THAN police and former police.