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Old 12-17-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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The best part is that he survived the ordeal:
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In the back room of a humble jewelry store and pawn shop in Houston's East End Thursday afternoon, a gunman tied Eva Castillo's wrists tightly too tightly. She complained of the pain, so he loosened the bindings. Then Castillo's husband was ordered at gunpoint to put his hands behind his back.

But Ramon Castillo had a surprise for the gunman and two cohorts, who had announced they were robbing the business.

Castillo pulled a pistol from his waistband and shot the gunman dead. Then he grabbed a shotgun from his office and engaged in a shootout with the other two armed robbers.

When it was over, all three robbers were dead and Castillo, though shot at least three times, was still standing, having successfully defended what was rightfully his.

 
Old 12-17-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Good for him!
 
Old 12-17-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Oh goodness!
 
Old 12-17-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Well, that's three criminals that won't be doing any more robbing!
 
Old 12-17-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Great job Mr Castillo........ thats three dead dirtbags in the country illegally and then they want to steal
 
Old 12-17-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Good effort. Shame there weren't more of them removed from our city.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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Now that's an American Hero! We need one of him in every store!
 
Old 12-17-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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So, let me get this straight:

Mr. Castillo shoots three scumbags dead, thus saving his own life, the life of his wife, the contents of his store, and saving us (the taxpayers of Texas, Harris County, and Houston) the $50,000 a year each it would cost us to jail them, plus the approximately $1,000,000 in state attorney fees to try to get a conviction, then their endless appeals, before we FINALLY get to give them a humane lethal injection (IF we manage to get a conviction...).

Sounds like Mr. Castillo deserves "Houstonian of the Year". If I were in the market for jewelry, I'd patronize his store.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I hope Mr. Castillo heals quickly and well. Sounds like a terrifying ordeal and I'm glad for once the bad guys were the losers.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Originally Posted by Malvie View Post
So, let me get this straight:

Mr. Castillo shoots three scumbags dead, thus saving his own life, the life of his wife, the contents of his store, and saving us (the taxpayers of Texas, Harris County, and Houston) the $50,000 a year each it would cost us to jail them, plus the approximately $1,000,000 in state attorney fees to try to get a conviction, then their endless appeals, before we FINALLY get to give them a humane lethal injection (IF we manage to get a conviction...).

Sounds like Mr. Castillo deserves "Houstonian of the Year". If I were in the market for jewelry, I'd patronize his store.
or send flowers to the hospital.
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