Crime Spree Comes to an End When Craigslist Robber Meets Glock

Crime Spree Comes to an End When Craigslist Robber Meets Glock

GlockA man believed to have conducted at least four robberies of Craigslist sellers in Georgia finally went after the wrong person. He allegedly arranged to meet sellers, pulled out a pistol and demanded whatever they were selling, from iPhones to purebred pets. His string of robberies came to a fateful end when he answered an ad for a $2,500 English bulldog.

According to AJC.com,

Walter Gonzalez, 40, drove over from Winder to sell the dog to a man who had answered the ad. Gonzalez told police he was uneasy about meeting the man late at night but agreed after being tempted by the offer of an additional $500 for the dog he had advertised for $2,000, according to police.

He also brought with him 32-year-old Salvador Burgos, who packed a pistol.

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The Winder men saw two men standing outside the residence when they pulled up. While Gonzalez was showing the prospective buyer the bulldog, the man pulled a pistol and ordered Burgos out of the vehicle, the report said.

Fortunately, this is what happens when armed citizens choose to protect themselves. The police cannot always be there to protect people from dangerous situations. However, the Smyrna Police Department is to be commended. In response to the robberies and deaths, they announced “Operation Safe Sale,” offering their police parking lot as a safe place for buyers and sellers on Craigslist to exchange their goods.

Watch neighbor Jeffrey Spence discuss the fatal failed robbery attempt below.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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