Robbery victim says it was his money or his life

There are 117 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 18, 2008, titled Robbery victim says it was his money or his life. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

With a gun pressed against his head a 21 year old Coopersville man says he had two choices: give up his money or resist and take a chance the robber would shoot him.

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stacy jo

Muskegon, MI

#1 Mar 18, 2008
wow

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#2 Mar 18, 2008
I'm glad the culprit was caught. Obviously he's not too bright. It's easy for the cops to find a crook in a small t.own compared to a larger city. Now it's time to lower the boom on hom.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#3 Mar 18, 2008
Glad this guy is ok. Yeah, no amount of money is worth youre life. Hope he sits his butt in jail for a long time.
Neko

United States

#4 Mar 18, 2008
Good reason to be armed and possess a
CCW permit!

Too bad the police caught the perpetrator before an alert citizen had a chance to cap him!

(Maybe next time)

I wonder why Bushfuehrer is having Solicitor General Olson support big city gun laws in the Supreme Court?

Is it the final grab at dictatorship?
yeap

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Mar 18, 2008
why does this make the news? pretty sure this happens frequently. and isnt coopersville the dump? i get my worthless towns mixed up.
Alfred

Berkeley Heights, NJ

#7 Mar 18, 2008
Neko wrote:
Good reason to be armed and possess a
CCW permit!
Too bad the police caught the perpetrator before an alert citizen had a chance to cap him!
(Maybe next time)
I wonder why Bushfuehrer is having Solicitor General Olson support big city gun laws in the Supreme Court?
Is it the final grab at dictatorship?
Democrats want to take your guns away no matter who you are.
Bushfuehrer is your best bet.
yeap

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Mar 18, 2008
George H wrote:
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o.k. idiot for brains. are you the one i see scrounging the dump in coopersville for food and furniture? maybe the next hold-up will be on you and none of us will give a hoot!!!
hoot? yours, call it!
Devon

Levering, MI

#9 Mar 18, 2008
yeap wrote:
why does this make the news? pretty sure this happens frequently. and isnt coopersville the dump? i get my worthless towns mixed up.
Coopersville is the little town west of Grand Rapids. It is a nice place and like to go there and ride the train. Yes it has a dump and the way it sounds you have disposed your brain there. You must be a Democrat.
Felicia

Allendale, MI

#10 Mar 18, 2008
Okay to all you mother f*****s that are leaving these comments that was my brother in law and my bestfriend and what where they suppost to do they didnt know the guy they where scared as hell and no this shit doesnt happen all the time around here and its bullshit!! And yea the dumb is in Coopersville and we dont even dig in the dumb so maybe you should check your people you see in the dumb because we dont even live in the town of Coopersville!!!
JLT

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Mar 18, 2008
Felicia wrote:
Okay to all you mother f*****s that are leaving these comments that was my brother in law and my bestfriend and what where they suppost to do they didnt know the guy they where scared as hell and no this shit doesnt happen all the time around here and its bullshit!! And yea the dumb is in Coopersville and we dont even dig in the dumb so maybe you should check your people you see in the dumb because we dont even live in the town of Coopersville!!!
Felicia Did you mean DUMP??
Taxpayer

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Mar 18, 2008
Felicia wrote:
Okay to all you mother f*****s that are leaving these comments that was my brother in law and my bestfriend and what where they suppost to do they didnt know the guy they where scared as hell and no this shit doesnt happen all the time around here and its bullshit!! And yea the dumb is in Coopersville and we dont even dig in the dumb so maybe you should check your people you see in the dumb because we dont even live in the town of Coopersville!!!
???
Ugh.
Another reason for the kiddies to stay in school other than the free breakfast and lunch program.
dmb

West Bloomfield, MI

#13 Mar 18, 2008
You Go Felicia!!! There are some real idiots who likes to talk trash; I think it makes them feel better to put other people down!!!
yeap

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Mar 18, 2008
Taxpayer wrote:
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???
Ugh.
Another reason for the kiddies to stay in school other than the free breakfast and lunch program.
apparently busch and nascar come first in some cultures.
hmmm

Kalkaska, MI

#15 Mar 18, 2008
Does any one know how this could have turned into a huge catastrophy? And you all make jokes about town it was in? Think about the people it has affected and the entire town is now thinking differently about the place they call "home" what is wrong with society?
Cork

Caledonia, MI

#16 Mar 18, 2008
A person gets robbed at gun point and you people want to argue about dumps (spelling).

All I can say is, whoa, about the topic and the posts!!
hmmm

Kalkaska, MI

#17 Mar 18, 2008
the words that are asteriks is t o w n

Since: Oct 07

Grant, MICHIGAN

#19 Mar 18, 2008
Felicia wrote:
Okay to all you mother f*****s that are leaving these comments that was my brother in law and my bestfriend and what where they suppost to do they didnt know the guy they where scared as hell and no this shit doesnt happen all the time around here and its bullshit!! And yea the dumb is in Coopersville and we dont even dig in the dumb so maybe you should check your people you see in the dumb because we dont even live in the town of Coopersville!!!
From reading your post, we can SEE that the "dumb" live in Coopersville...

No one was saying anything bad about your BIL or your BF...don't get your panties all in a bunch...
hmmm

Kalkaska, MI

#20 Mar 18, 2008
Felicia wrote:
Okay to all you mother f*****s that are leaving these comments that was my brother in law and my bestfriend and what where they suppost to do they didnt know the guy they where scared as hell and no this shit doesnt happen all the time around here and its bullshit!! And yea the dumb is in Coopersville and we dont even dig in the dumb so maybe you should check your people you see in the dumb because we dont even live in the town of Coopersville!!!
WOW pretty Harsh
hmmm

Kalkaska, MI

#22 Mar 18, 2008
oh is he married to andrea now? HAHHAHAHHA
hmmm

Kalkaska, MI

#23 Mar 18, 2008
This is just Hilarious the guy robs people himself.

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