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Masked gunman fires shots, no one injured

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One shot was fired but no one injured Friday when a masked gunman tried to rob Berry Smith Sanitation.

The business owner, Berry Smith, told investigators the robbers were driving a dark blue Oldsmobile that pulled up to his business in the 1300 block of New Savannah Road around noon.

The car's passenger was holding a pistol in his hand as he got out of the car and pulled a ski mask over his face. An employee inside the business tried to slam the door shut on the approaching robber, but not before the gunman got his arm into the store and fired a shot, a report says.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/09/10 - 11:32 pm
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I wonder what these bozos

I wonder what these bozos expected to get, robbing a garbage hauler. Witless wonders.

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 07/10/10 - 12:20 am
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My thoughts exactly Fiat.....

My thoughts exactly Fiat..... who holds up a sanitation company??? Doesn't make much sense at all....

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/10/10 - 12:51 am
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Criminals are moronic wastes

Criminals are moronic wastes of flesh. I'm glad no innocent person was hurt, but I sooo wish it was the workers who fired the shot and stopped the lowlife permanently!!!!! Should have at least broke his fricken arm in that door, he'd be easy to find in the emergency room. Wait... what am I talking about... he wouldn't be punished worth a flip by the joke of a justice system we have... my first thought was a better idea!!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/10/10 - 12:52 am
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I'm soooo ready to start

I'm soooo ready to start reading articles about a few of them taking one to the head... maybe others will get the picture!!!!

dickworth1
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dickworth1 07/10/10 - 02:54 am
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Maybe the bozo wanted to talk
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Maybe the bozo wanted to talk trash!

3g
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3g 07/10/10 - 07:01 am
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Agreed Takeastand , can't

Agreed Takeastand , can't wait to read a story about someone putting one of these criminals down in self - defense , if only we could be so lucky as to get that oppurtunity !!

RushLimbuttbubba
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RushLimbuttbubba 07/10/10 - 07:56 am
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Let me have the first

Let me have the first go.....then you guys can have what is left...BOOM!

disssman
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disssman 07/10/10 - 08:23 am
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The real shame is, the guns

The real shame is, the guns were bought by us taxpayers or stolen in a burglary. I law without teeth is useless. Why don't we have our jails at the very edge of the county? Because it would be inconvenient for the crooks family when they go visiting. Sheriff Arpaio where are you when we need law enforcement sooo badly. It almost appears that we have no law enforcement in this county.

Tots
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Tots 07/10/10 - 10:01 am
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Dichotomy@7:57am-I liked your

Dichotomy@7:57am-I liked your post.

ArmedandLegal
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ArmedandLegal 07/10/10 - 10:16 am
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Most people don't realize how

Most people don't realize how easy it is to get your Georgia Firearms License. Go to your county probate court, pay your $35-50.00 fee, get finger printed, wait 30-60 days and wala - you can now carry your pistol on you outside of your home, car, or place of business. Snag a pistol self defense course for less than $100 and you are ready to rock and roll. Very few constraints on getting a GFL - obviously felons need not apply.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 07/10/10 - 02:56 pm
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Well, I want to say that this

Well, I want to say that this doesn't sound right at all. In fact, I would be willing to bet this was no 'robbery' at all. I may be wrong, or maybe being in law enforcement and security has made me too paranoid (is that spelled right?), buut I smell a big fat rat here.

Miss Hap
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Miss Hap 07/10/10 - 04:33 pm
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Whaaaaat?! Crooks are trying

Whaaaaat?! Crooks are trying to rob a garbage collecion business? Whats the matter? Have all the banks run out of money?

speeding
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speeding 07/10/10 - 08:37 pm
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Small brains don't have much

Small brains don't have much to work with.

KSL
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KSL 07/10/10 - 08:44 pm
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