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I've not been here to post in a while, but when I saw this on the local news here in Knoxville, TN and read it in the paper I just had to post the story because here's a guy from my hometown who used his Ke-Tec P3AT to foil a robbery at his used car lot. A great outcome to a dangerous situation. Hope this is posted in the right place, forgive me if its not. Thanks. Ron.

Lambert Says He Used Firearm to Foil Robbery

Armed commissioner says man pulled gun on him at his car dealership

By J.J. STAMBAUGH, [email protected]
November 13, 2006

A Knox County commissioner known for his pro-gun stance says he aborted an armed robbery at his car dealership Saturday with the aid of his .380-caliber pistol.
Greg "Lumpy" Lambert, who represents the 6th District in northwest Knox County, said he was at Advantage Auto Sales on Clinton Highway early Saturday afternoon when a young man began acting suspicious while test-driving a 2005 Ford Focus.

The man, identified as 19-year-old Kane Stackhouse, claimed to have $12,000 in his pocket and seemed intent on buying the car without any haggling or even a mechanical inspection, Lambert said.

Later, as the paperwork was being drawn up, Stackhouse stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, Lambert said. When the commissioner went outside to tell him it was time to work on the title, Stackhouse allegedly pulled a .25-caliber handgun from his jacket pocket.

Lambert, who was armed with a Kel-Tec .380-caliber pistol and wearing a "Friends of the NRA" ball cap, drew his gun. For a moment, the two men stared at one another down the barrels of their guns, according to Lambert's account.

"I think we probably leveled our sights close to the same time," Lambert said. "I think I got a bit of a drop on him. I told him to drop his weapon, and he said he didn't want any trouble."

Stackhouse didn't ask for money or issue any demands, Lambert said. "I didn't give him a chance to," he said.

Lambert said he convinced the young man to lay down his weapon and then told him to leave the premises, but not before letting him know he'd probably "be arrested at some point."

Lambert said that Stackhouse, who left his driver's license inside the building, departed the property the same way he'd come - on foot.

"It was a tense situation, and a little scary," Lambert said.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office investigated the case, Lambert said, and Stackhouse was finally located early Sunday using information from his driver's license.

Lambert said he's been part of a lawsuit challenging the city of Knoxville's right to annex his property and asked specifically for sheriff's deputies to respond. "As a county commissioner, I'd rather my own people come out," he said.

Stackhouse was charged with attempted aggravated robbery and was being held at the Knox County Detention Facility in lieu of $15,000 bond, a jail employee said.

Link to article: http://knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_5139542,00.html
 

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Goes to show ya having any gun will do! I bet the robber was super suprised. The kt is so small the robber thought he had nothing on him. ;D

Best possible outcome.
 

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adamky said:
You would think this would have made him think twice about pulling a gun: "Friends of the NRA" ball cap

Robber probably illiterate. haha.
 

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MrPlumber said:
When the commissioner went outside to tell him it was time to work on the title, Stackhouse allegedly pulled a .25-caliber handgun from his jacket pocket.
I'm sure he was illiterate. He pulled the gun and got mad because he was asked to make big boy marks on the cars title.
 

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Update & Strange Twist

Here's an update to this case. The kid who pulled the gun on Lambert and was arrested has now been charged with murdering a truck driver at a nearby Walgreen's Drug Store only a few hours before his confrontation at the car lot. Here's the link to the story: http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_5161520,00.html

Pretty amazing!!!
 

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Good thing Lumpy was armed and took the gun from the kid. Just another good reason to always arm yourself.

I went to a Home Depot a couple of years ago and there was an ambulance and police car in the parking lot attending what I later learned was a victim of a knife attack. A thug hopped up on meth went on a spree. Stabbed a guy in the lot and robbed several stores before he was caught by LE. Had I went to the lot a little earlier it could have been me that the thug targeted.
 
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