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2328, 08 Nov 17

Armed Citizens Thwart Car Thieves

Awesome. If more of this happens, hopefully the thieves will get the message.

Krieger and his contractor found two 14-year-old Milwaukee teens trying to steal the contractor’s minivan. Krieger says both of them have concealed carry permits and drew their guns while his wife called 911.

“Evidently, they intercepted the two young men sitting in the car already so they were probably quite close to taking the van,” said Barbara Krieger.

Krieger says that’s when the contractor ordered the teens out of the 2004 Dodge Caravan.

“He pointed the gun at them, opened the door, and had him lay down on his face on the pavement,” said Walter Krieger.

Krieger says one of the teens ran off, but returned to turn himself in.

“So then I went back and confronted him and he saw that I had a pistol in my hands and he just raised his hands and I told him to sit down in front of the vehicle and that’s what he did until the police department came.”

The Glendale Police Department says in this case, both the contractor and Krieger followed the law.


2328, 08 November 2017


  1. dad29

    Clearly a case of NRA-sponsored racism!

    As anyone with a teacher’s degree will tell you, possession of a gun is VIOLENCE and a MACRO AGGRESSION which should be punishable by life in prison.

    Unless it’s Trump, in which case the punishment should be death.

  2. Le Roi du Nord



    “As anyone with a teacher’s degree will tell you, possession of a gun is VIOLENCE and a MACRO AGGRESSION which should be punishable by life in prison.”

    I thought you were made of better stuff.  Resorting to lies doesn’t make your argument any more valid.  Leave that for others on this site.

  3. Paul

    A humorless petty bureaucrat that can’t understand sarcasm.

    Another Dennis Rader on our hands.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry little fella, but you are wrong again.

  5. Paul


  6. dad29

    Paul’s right.  Send him the $50.00 for the bet you lost.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    So truthiness isn’t a priority with you guys.  Got it.

    BTW.  Up here we teach hunter safety in the HS ag and natural classes.  Those teachers don’t have a problem with guns..

  8. Paul

    Quoting Colbert.

    Too bad you weren’t on that flight with his family.

  9. jjf

    Hah! Just had my spare 2003 Caravan stolen from the east side a few weeks ago. They are exceedingly easy to steal. The detectives said it takes them less than a minute.

    Watch YouTube to see how you can do it with things you have around the house. Once inside, the lock cylinder is easy to pop with a screwdriver, and then you can start the car with the same screwdriver after it’s out. The Club didn’t give them pause, either. The car was abandoned and towed before we even realized it was stolen.

    The cops had chased it for a while after the kids parked in front of a cop’s house. They took it for a joy ride and left it when the gas ran out. One of the kids left his phone in the car still logged into Facebook, where he’d recently posted to brag about whether anyone wants to go riding with him and whether you have any money for gas. One of his other buddies has piles of pics on Facebook showing them in other stolen vehicles… generally older minivans. Like the cops often say, they only get to catch the dumb ones.

    To fully realize your fantasy that a good guy with a gun will stop thefts like this, you need to imagine that you come upon the scene during that 60-second interval when they’re actually stealing it. If you check your car every twelve hours, that’s odds of 720:1.

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