Poplar Bluff robbery suspects shoots ...

Poplar Bluff robbery suspects shoots self in head

There are 78 comments on the Southeast Missourian story from Jan 20, 2009, titled Poplar Bluff robbery suspects shoots self in head. In it, Southeast Missourian reports that:

After a brief stand off with officers, the man authorities suspect robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night is in a St.

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guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#21 Jan 23, 2009
Actually the guy shot himself under the chin. He raised his head to high and the bullet went out his nose instead of into his brain. It happens a lot to people who do it that way.
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Eminence, MO

#22 Jan 23, 2009
the bullet is lodged in his brain..

“I Y A A Y A S”

Since: Jun 08

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#23 Jan 23, 2009
what he use a bb gun
ppl who actually care

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Jan 24, 2009
its ppl like u all who make themselves feel down, so unless u would like the same shit being said to u i would suggest closing ur mouths. Also, remember every person in this world has family brothers,sisters,mother, and a father. How would u feel if someone in ur family killed themselves. Oh thats right u don't
guest

Eminence, MO

#25 Jan 24, 2009
well for one he didn't kill himself, for two he was a strung out drug dealer who robbed someone at gun point, and beat the shit out of a family member with a pipe to rob her, so sorry to hurt your poor little feelings you have about low life scum...And i guess if i was such a loser i would deserve people talking about me like that...So take your sympathy and go seek out some other spot where you may be welcomed at, your not welcomed here because no one has any sympathy for this idiot...
get a life

Cape Girardeau, MO

#26 Jan 24, 2009
amen brother

“I Y A A Y A S”

Since: Jun 08

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#27 Jan 24, 2009
if i was going to rob and steal from folks what would i care what people said?
and i was stupid enough to take the easy way out i damn sure would do the job right.
by the way no one in my family has ever been in jail or trouble with the law. we were raised a little better than that. go hug your trees and suck it up
Goober

Blue Springs, MO

#28 Jan 25, 2009
guest wrote:
Actually the guy shot himself under the chin. He raised his head to high and the bullet went out his nose instead of into his brain. It happens a lot to people who do it that way.
Do a lot of people do it? Why don't you try it?Maybe he will die of lead poisoning.
It aint necessarily so

Cape Girardeau, MO

#29 Jan 26, 2009
The story was depressing, but so are too many of these comments. I knew this man. You would have liked him.
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#30 Jan 26, 2009
to all of you that dont know the entire story just shut the fuck up and i want to say a few things to you all.(1) he was not a strung out drug dealer.(2) and you you want to know why he beat up his mother-in-law why dont you ask his wife or i'll just tell his wife wanted her mothers pain pills but was to scared to take them after she tried to drug her.(3) and just for you people that need to hide behind some stupid name and not use your real name you are just to scared..... this is my real name and i live in poplar bluff mo. and if you really want to talk shit about him why dont you leave some phone numbers here and ill be sure to talk to each and everyone of you. now lets talk about brians family. yep we dont have any money to be throwing around to get his wife out of jail for writing bad checks so ask yourselves where was her family... dont blame it all on him i know more about what really happend then any of you now i can go on and on but then no one would read my post so im going to stop here but i will say one more thing.. i dont like what he did and it was not right to rob the store you all who want to talk down about my brother need to go shot yourselves as far as i can see most of the people in this town are nothing more then talk and when so one farts every in this stupid town knows thinks they know everything... so if you dont have a police report in front of you THEN YOU NEED TO SHUT YOU FUCKING MOUTH!
where

Eminence, MO

#31 Jan 26, 2009
ok so what i don't get is why did they not just let the guy bleed out? he wanted to die, why not just let him go? instead they rushed him to the hospital, where no doubt since he was robbing a service station he had no insurance to pay for, and now they spend more money keeping him locked up for the rest of his life than it would take to thousands of starving children. so i ask again.. why not just let him die?`
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#32 Jan 26, 2009
YOU ALL MAKE ME SICK none of you really know what happend i dont know where you are getting you info but most of what i read on here is wrong... so if you dont know what happend then why the hell are you all trying to pass on info that is wrong... and for all of you who call him an idiot unless you knew him dont say another word about him and for you people that said you hope he dies..... well if he does then i hope you and everyone in your entire family dies a verry painful death, i bet you people didnt know that maby just maby a family member might log onto this site a read this trash. and if you want to hate some one hate yourself for spreading lies when you dont know the truth. i have read the paper and i have watched the news, you people who didnt know him really dont need to be posting shit like he's an idiot and you hope he dies what if this was your family that was being talked about by people who dont know the facts about what really happend?????? ask your self that!
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Jan 26, 2009
to WHERE why dont you ask the police they will tell you and then you will get it, if that is you only question dont post here anymore
chidoug

Chicago, IL

#34 Jan 26, 2009
Kenneth,
Sorry for what your family is dealing with. However this is how I see it and why I understand some of the frustration of the people in that area.

The fact that your brother robbed a place using a gun is enough to put me on alert. When your brother found himself cornered he tried to take his life. Now this is just another concern, and rightfully so. He was robbing this place because he needed money. For whatever reason I donít know but does give me the impression that he doesnít have health insurance.

Now not only is the working class on the hook for his trip to the ER but his medical bills too. Then and if he recovers more money will be spent to house him in jail, then there is the cost of the trial, his lawyer, and if convicted to cost to house him in prison.

I donít know his reason for doing what he did but i know that there is nothing that can excuse him of his action. I can think of a million and one ways to spend the money that has been and will be spent on dealing with this case.
welllllllll

United States

#35 Jan 26, 2009
He did go in a convenience store, he did point a gun at the man working, he did take the money from the convenience store employee at GUN POINT...He did STEAL money from a store that he and his wife had already been banned from for writing bad checks. The people that own that store are hard working decent people WORKING to make a living...so please tell me again? why am I supposed to feel sorry for him?
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#36 Jan 26, 2009
ok now that you all want to know after he left the store he went home and gave the money to the person that wanted it in the first place his good for nothing no count two bit whore of a wife. now that that has been said i said my self i do not agree with what he did and i never asked anyone to feel sorry for him what i want is the bullshit lies to stopand if you read the PAPER the gun was LAID on the counter. now he told me on the phone minutes befor this happend and if you want to call the police station i called the poilce though hi did not tell me where he was going, this subject should have never been put on this web site to descuess like high school gossip group. and futher more he didnt want to hurt anyone but he did want to die thats why THE GUN WAS NOT POINTED at anyone and know one eles was hurt but him. you all want to talk about serious shit talk about the bomb threat that happend and im just stating facts, not trash like what has been done from the start yes he is my brother i and he should have never done what he did, but this dont need to be on the internet. and like i have said in my other post's if you dont know the whole story dont speculate and get false rumors started. thats why i will answer every post that hits this thred till it is removed.
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#37 Jan 26, 2009
ammo troop wrote:
if i was going to rob and steal from folks what would i care what people said?
and i was stupid enough to take the easy way out i damn sure would do the job right.
by the way no one in my family has ever been in jail or trouble with the law. we were raised a little better than that. go hug your trees and suck it up
well for one he cant read it and two i am reading it as for as i am concerned your a lire im sure that know one in your family has ever been in trouble sounds like bullshit to me but hey i guess that is what this place is for right... because almost everything i see on this site is lies or bullshit so suck it up
kenneth todahl

Saint Louis, MO

#38 Jan 26, 2009
guest wrote:
well for one he didn't kill himself, for two he was a strung out drug dealer who robbed someone at gun point, and beat the shit out of a family member with a pipe to rob her, so sorry to hurt your poor little feelings you have about low life scum...And i guess if i was such a loser i would deserve people talking about me like that...So take your sympathy and go seek out some other spot where you may be welcomed at, your not welcomed here because no one has any sympathy for this idiot...


so you think you know all about it i got news for you who ever you are one he was not a stung out drug dealer two and 2 the only low life scum i can see are most of the people that has lied about stuff hereand you have no right to tell some one they are not welcome here you kind of trash talk only makes YOU look like the idiot
welllllllll

United States

#39 Jan 26, 2009
Bull he didn't lay it on the counter and say give me your money, HIS HAND was around the grip, and he pulled the chamber back on the poor kid who was working...If all he wanted to do was die, then why did he rob and steal someone else's hard earned money, and terrify someone WORKING for a living...why didn't he just take care of himself, instead of putting others at harm and risk...Sorry that dont' fly, I DO KNOW what happened and you sir are misinformed...I am sorry that your his brother and as a brother feel compelled to uphold his actions or find some type of reasoning for them...If his wife is so bad as you have stated, why then did he feel the need to get her out of jail, and why blame her family because they refused, and why justify him robbing a place to help her? WHY?

He did point a gun at an innocent person working, he did pull the chamber back, while he kid was trying to give him the money...it is a shame he didn't do a better job when he got home than he did in the robbery!
It aint necessarily so

Cape Girardeau, MO

#40 Jan 26, 2009
This stuff isn't so difficult. Yes Brian fucked up when he robbed that store at gunpoint, and people have a right to be angry and critical about that. That's his fault, and unless he dies, he'll pay for that. Nobody seems to disagree about that, even Kenneth.

He also fucked up in his suicide attempt. Yes that's ignorant. But that just means he was ignorant about suicide by pistol. He'll pay for that, too. But I personally can't find a reason to be angry about that, or to mock him. To those that would, remember, he won't see your words, but people that know him and that will be very hurt by them will see them. Is that your intended target?

Chidoug, and others concerned about the expense - the money that Brian will cost the system may be a pisser, but I'm pretty sure that if he had his way, you'd be paying for nothing, and his brother's family would be paying for a funeral. Criticize your culture, which has decided that that is the way to handle this, not the man. This one's not Brian's fault. Likewise with Where. The authorities don't have a choice about letting him bleed out, and certainly neither did the victim. Once again, that's how America is.

Kenneth - of course you're hurt and offended. You pretty much knew when you opened this thread that you would be. You shouldn't expect everybody to be fair or compassionate because they aren't. And if this wasn't your brother, you might be joining in. You're not going to get any sympathy for Brian that wasn't already coming with an angry approach. So I recommend either cooling off and giving people their space, or not coming back to this thread. They're pissed at Brian, and he doesn't come off as a very sympathetic character from the news. Whatever good there is about him is only known to his friends and family. I'll bet that they'll allow you to grieve if you allow them to vent.

I'll bet most people would agree with most of this. But I'd be surprised if it helped.

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