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Questionable DGU: Copper thief gets followed (Missouri)

A copper thief must have hit the good luck jackpot last Friday night in St. Louis, Missouri.

A property owner saw a thief loading up his car with copper and drive off. The owner followed the thief's car. When the thief got out, the owner confronted him and tried to detain him.

A fight broke out and the owner was forced to fire his shotgun to defend himself.

Police took the owner into custody and are considering charges.

What are your thoughts on this?

Posts: News / Questionable DGU: Copper thief gets followed (Missouri)

Posted By: barstoolguru
01/18/13 07:40 PM

As much as I hate to say it, the owner is not the law and can / could have called the cops. We all want to shoot the creep but under Missouri law he might be in the wrong. Once the thief is leaving the threat is over and then it becomes vigilantism.