September 1997

Jacksonville, Fla. A would be robber with a shotgun strode into a diner and ordered everyone to the floor. Then, two elderly customers pulled guns of their own on him and started firing away.

Dervonne Marquise Moore, 17, of Jacksonville, was arrested later at a hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound. Moore, who was charged with armed robbery, was in fair condition yesterday.

Police said the customers who opened fire won't be charged.

September 1997
When the masked gunman grabbed a waitress Monday night and tried to get her to open the cash register at Sam's St. Johns Seafood, 69-year-old Oscar Moore pulled out his .22-caliber revolver and shot the gunman in the abdomen. another diner, 81-year-old Robert Guerry, pulled out a .22-caliber derringer and fired at the teen as he fled.

A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.

On February 3, 1990, a Renton (Seattle area) man tried to commit a robbery. This was probably his first attempt, as suggested by his lack of a record of violent crime, and by his terminally stupid choice: Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a holdup and fired a few wild shots.
The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, removing him from the gene pool.
Several other customers also drew their guns, but didn't fire. No one else was hurt.
Homossassa, FL. A man went into a hardware store to apply for a job.
After completing his application he then went to the section of the store that sold guns. He asked to see a couple guns.
The attendent left for a moment and the guy stole the guns. Not only was he video-taped, the police used the address on his application to go to his house and arrest him.
Jacques LeFevrier left nothing to chance when he decided to commit suicide.
He stood at the top of a tall cliff and tied a noose around his neck. He tied the other end of the rope to a large rock. He drank some poison and set fire to his clothes. He even tried to shoot himself at the last moment.
He jumped and fired the pistol. The bullet missed him and cut through the rope above him. Free of the threat of hanging, he plunged into the sea. The sudden dunking extinguished the flames and made him vomit the poison. He was dragged out of the water by a kind fisherman and was taken to hospital, where he died...of exposure!!!