Trucking News: Baton Rouge: Trucker Robbed, Shot

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  1. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Tennessee truck driver shot to death in Baton Rouge just doing job he loved, father says

    A Tennessee truck driver repairing a tire on his 18-wheeler Tuesday while waiting to offload a delivery at a Florida Boulevard warehouse was robbed and then fatally shot, police said.

    Keith Odom, 49, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, was shot about 8 a.m. while making the repair in the parking lot of the Longbow shopping center in the 12300 block of Florida Boulevard. He was waiting to make a delivery to Barton’s Surplus Warehouse. He died later in a hospital, said Sgt. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.
  2. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    I never understood the shooting someone after they were robbed. Most people would not even bother to report it, so buddy got away with a few bucks, moving on.
    Or the cops get a description and never really follow it up or find the robber.
    No need to kill a man over a few bucks.
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  3. Keendriver

    Keendriver Hates all of you Supporter

    Complete strangers look at me like I'm the biggest prink in the world due to my defensive demeanor when approached....this is why.

    Or maybe I am the biggest.......
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  4. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    First of all....... You are.

    Second, I get the same looks quite often. In bad areas, people probably wondering why I am looking at them long before they get near me. Makes them think twice about approaching.
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  5. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Ya' I got the wide stance and walk with a purpose, be aware of you surroundings thing happening.
    But, When buddy pulls a gun on you, Not much you can do.:dunno:

    Here take the wallet and this never happened.
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  6. Tazz

    Tazz Infidel Supporter

    That is why they hunt prey like they do. Go hard and fast. Get inside the kill range where it gets personal. You squirt the first ones grey matter all over his buddies with a FUBAR they will scatter. I always kind of figure they are going to kill me anyways. Might as well go out in battle if I have to go.
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  7. Tazz

    Tazz Infidel Supporter

    RIP Driver.
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  8. dave350

    dave350 Well-Known Member

    Up until this post when I saw you say "buddy" I thought you were talking about a friend of yours. I thought you worked and hung out with a guy named Buddy.
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  9. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    Buddy is like fuggetabout it.

    Buddy could be your buddy or your enemy or that guy over there or just some guy that you were talking to. It can be anybuddy :D
    It is all in the way you say it.:thumbsup:
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  10. Bored Insane

    Bored Insane Well-Known Member

    LA is not the only place, I'm sure. I was told by another driver to watch what I'm wearing when dropping load off. I like to wear a hood. Supposedly this can be offensive to some gangs in the area. In winter times, I have full face mask with the hood (in summer times too). I don't have a firearm with me, but I do have my Karambit.
  11. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    Know I read cold as a ice cube in this post....But this coward killer of this trucker going to try on the wrong guy/gal and karma going to come home 10 fold....RIP Trucker justice is sometimes served in some very strange ways.
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  12. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior Well-Known Member

    That is the point why i have a colt in my truck
  13. ready to roll

    ready to roll I ain't got no panties

    Yeah, me too. Im one bad son of gun always lookin' to open up a can of whoop azz.
  14. Bored Insane

    Bored Insane Well-Known Member

    Maybe you are the 1 in 500 or so trucker that is still in shape that I can see. Otherwise you'd probably want a tool with you.
  15. ready to roll

    ready to roll I ain't got no panties

    If there smaller then me im a bad azz. Otherwise i put tail between legs.
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  16. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    I am not all that old yet....But heard lot of stories when I was a french fry. Back in the day when horses and stage coaches were a hot item and mail and passengers were traveling. The driver had a shot gun rider. Even in those days there were robberies and hijackers.

    I think there will come a time when transportation dept will have to put in regulations that drivers be required to carry guns. They already trying to make truckers into cops over the human trafficking. I am already sure truckers are not safe in the environments they required to travel into.
  17. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    Oh don't let small fool you....Some of those small ones are meaner than a junk yard rats...and can bite like a rattle snake. What happens when you get pinned in no where to tuck tail to run....
  18. ready to roll

    ready to roll I ain't got no panties

    I run from everyone.
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  19. (((ME)))

    (((ME))) Well-Known Member

    Now I know why you are named ready to roll....;)
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  20. ready to roll

    ready to roll I ain't got no panties

    Yeah, ready to roll outta there so dont get azz kicked.
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