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Sheriff's officials in southwest Florida say a clerk at a 24-hour food store shot and killed a man who tried to rob her and take her 1-year-old daughter.

Store owner Del Ackerman told the Naples Daily News (http://bit.ly/rnKaJe ) his granddaughter shot the man after he stormed into the store Tuesday afternoon and demanded money and grabbed the stroller that held her baby.

Authorities say 22-year-old Elizabeth Easterly was alone in the store with her 1- and 2-year-old daughters. Collier County Sheriff's spokesman Jamie Mosbach says the man was acting erratically before the incident.

Mosbach says the clerk shot the man as he headed toward the door with the child. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

The sheriff's department is investigating.


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The guy seems like he was probably crazy,

Sad that someone would end up like that.

yea these are not the acts of a rational person (even an evil rational person) so i've assumed he's not all there upstairs. i'm just glad his actions didn't hurt anyone else.

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Try to steal an infant from a parent and you're just begging for a bullet in your ass.


As for the prospect of missing and hitting the child as was mentioned above... that definitely would cross my mind, but not for more than an instant. I'd be operating under the assumption that once the child left the building in the hands of a lunatic, s/he'd have basically no hope of surviving. So I'd take the chance and take the shot, no question.

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