Saturday, January 21, 2012

Waffle House Robber Gunned Down By Customer

From the Associated Press wire service:
SPARTANBURG, S.C. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man attempting to rob a local Waffle House at gunpoint was shot and killed by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.

Lt. Tony Ivey says two men entered the restaurant early Saturday morning and at least one was carrying a handgun. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun, and fired when one of the suspects pointed the weapon at him.

Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the dead man as Dante Lamont Williams of Roebuck, who turned 19 years old on Saturday.



The second suspect fled the restaurant after Williams was shot. Ivey says it's not clear if the other person was wounded in the shooting.

No customers or employees were hurt in the incident.

UPDATE SUNDAY 8PM:

Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with robbery in a botched holdup at a Waffle House that left another suspect dead.

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Ivey says 29-year-old Kenneth Jowan Craig was arrested late Saturday night and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Investigators say Craig and 19-year-old Dante Lamont Williams tried to rob the restaurant early Saturday morning. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun and told the men to wait for sheriff's deputies to arrive.

Ivey says Williams pointed his gun at the customer, who shot and killed him.

Craig is being held at the Spartanburg County jail. Bond had not been set by Sunday afternoon. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dante looks a little cross-eyed. I doubt he could have shot the broad side of a barn!

Anonymous said...

Is that photo before or after he was shot to death?

Anonymous said...

Another win for the good guys. May this scum enjoy the fires of hell forever. I hope his mother cries everynight, but I doubt she cares for anything but her next crack fix.

Anonymous said...

Gonna happen uptown one night. Honest folks are getting tired of this crap. Another POS taken care of.

Bob said...

They'll be wailin' and cryin' at the A.M.E. Zion, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Dude looks a few genes short of human. Tough way to leave the planet.

Anonymous said...

Happy friggin' birthday to him!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope someone posts a photo of this thugs corpse showing the left side of his head blown out.

Anonymous said...

RIP Dante ; if any of you ignorant racist bastards watched the news he was a very nice boy ; the only people who are gonna rot in hell are you dumb asses �� get a life .