Gawker: Tom Greer, an 80-year-old man from Long Beach, California, told KNBC-TV this week that he fatally shot a woman in the back while she and a male accomplice ran away after attempting to rob his home. He reports that she said, “Don’t shoot me! I’m pregnant!”
Greer confirms with KNBC-TV multiple times that he has no regrets about shooting the woman, after catching her and a man attempting to break into the safe in his home in the upscale neighborhood Bixby Knolls. The man and woman reportedly tackled Greer, whose home has been burglarized before, but he was later able to grab his gun and chased them outside. You can watch him explain the whole event here. He describes the shooting:
“The lady didn’t run as fast as the man so I shot her in the back twice—she’s dead but he got away. … She said, ‘Don’t shoot me! I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ and I shot her anyway.”
After being asked if he was sure she was dead, Greer says, “She was dead. I shot her twice, she best be dead.”
The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that the Los Angeles County coroner was performing an autopsy that would confirm if the woman, whose name has not been released, was pregnant.
According to KCBS-TV, police are investigating whether or not the shooting was in self-defense.
Does it get any more gangsta then telling the po-po, “She best be dead”? You can agree or disagree with this guy’s actions, but you can’t argue with the fact that this dude is a bad ass mother fucker.
Saw this story on Gawker. Guess who they were sympathetic towards? Hint – they own Deadspin. Yup, they’re actually siding with the criminals here. Look, a lot of you probably disagree with me about gun control. I’m a diehard liberal when it comes to gun control. I think police, anyone who has served in the armed forces, hunters, and people who live in Alaska should be allowed to have guns. That’s about it.
But in this case I’m with the gun nuts. The only thing I will criticize this 80 year old Rambo for is that he probably should’ve shut the fuck up until his lawyer got there. Like, no one is gonna be calling for your head if you tell them you shot someone who broke into your home and attacked you. But this guy went a different route.
He basically said, “Yea I know she was pregnant, but I genuinely enjoyed killing that beyoch as she pleaded for her life. Fuck her.”
You almost have to respect him for this though. Dude is 80 years old. Think he gives a shit that he just gave the police evidence that could fuck him over legally? Nope. You come in his house and you’re getting shot. Old, injured, pregnant, whatever. Everyone’s getting shot.
I don’t think I have the minerals to shoot someone, which is why I ride a magical turtle instead. But in this guy’s defense, he’s 80 years old and he woke up to being attacked in his home. He’s been attacked before. He’s lived his life, worked every day, and now he just wants to live his life out in peace. But these assholes keep showing up trying to rob him. What is he supposed to kick their ass? He’s 80. You come in his house and you get shot. Period. Don’t wanna get shot? Don’t go in his house.
All these commenters on Gawker are all fired up because the woman announced that she was pregnant and this guy is obviously taking pride in the fact that he still shot her. Twice. First of all, how the fuck was this guy supposed to know she was unarmed and pregnant? Guess he’s just supposed to take her word for it right? I mean, if you can’t trust a pregnant woman who just broke into your home and beat the shit out of you, then who can you trust?
Newsflash – when people have a gun pointed at them they will say and do anything. That’s what this lady did here. For all the old man knew she had more weapons in the car and would’ve returned with her partner in crime and shot up the place. She thought the old man would have mercy if he thought she was pregnant. She was wrong. Darwinism.
Look, I’ve been the victim of a home invasion before. It sucks. True story right here. I woke up at 4 AM one morning with a guy in my bedroom. Asshole was standing over me with no shirt on and a bandana around his face like he was Jesse James. He was cracking his knuckles and told me to give him my car keys and he wouldn’t kill me. Obviously once I realized it was not a dream I was shitting my pants. I told the idiot that I didn’t know where they were because I couldn’t see. He told me he’d give me one minute to find them and stepped out of the room. Obviously I turned on the lights and called the fuzz.
When 5-0 got there they felt some resistance on my roommate’s door as they searched the house. They then kicked his door off his hinges and found him in his skivvies in bed as he yelled, “don’t shoot.” Turns out the laundry on his floor caused the resistance. Anyway, the asshole from my bedroom came back to the scene of the crime 15 minutes later to see if we needed any help. I immediately identified him and he was arrested. Moron lived across the street from me. His name is Shawn Gary. Here’s his Facebook page.
My point for telling that story is that until you wake up in the middle of the night to an intruder in your house, you really can’t tell anyone else how they should or shouldn’t have reacted in a similar situation. This is why people defending the criminals are grinding my gears. I couldn’t sleep for days after that because the whole thing can really fuck with your head. So I have ZERO sympathy for people who break into other people’s homes. Fuck that. Kill them.
My question is, why is Gawker writing a column that is sympathetic towards the pregnant woman? Ummmm, lady, you’re pregnant. I don’t know any doctor that suggests pregnant women should rob homes and beat the shit out of old people. Like, perhaps Gawker could throw in there that this was ill-advised on her part? Plus, if we gave this lady a free pass, couldn’t all criminals just do this in the future? Do you get immunity from danger because you’re pregnant? Can’t blame her for trying at least. After all, Hamas hides behind children all the time and the far left holds rallies in Boston for them.
Here’s what some dolts are saying on Gawker:
“Sure, being robbed is a violation, but being satisfied about killing a possibly pregnant woman (or anyone, really) because of it is worse.”
Oh, I’m sorry. Was he supposed to feel SAD about this? That poor lady was just about to turn her life around right? I’m sure she was enrolling in some summer classes at Community College and working nights. Right. The baby I do feel bad for. Obviously they did not choose to be put into the womb of a crackhead, but unfortunately it was a joint package.
“Seriously. It’s disgusting how many people think breaking into someone’s home means they forfeit their live’s automatically.”
Yea, sorry I am one of those disgusting people who believes that. I think it’s safe to say that I will never break into someone’s home. If I do, I understand that I’m taking a chance that I will be shot justifiably. Don’t wanna get shot? Don’t break into someone’s home.
Lastly there was this gem:
“Rich people.. remember when their wealth hoarding strategies resulted in the 2008 global financial crisis, when millions of Americans lost their homes and life savings to outright fraud committed by the elite?”
You got that? It’s this guy’s fault because he’s rich and caused the 2008 financial collapse. Obviously he had it coming to him, and these poor criminals were just taking back what is rightfully there’s. They. Are. The 99%!!
Feel free to share your thoughts to keep the conversation going.