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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

D.A. charges man for defending himself

A pizza delivery man (one of the most dangerous jobs there is) who has had to shoot two armed robbers over the past 7 months, is being charged with carrying a concealed weapon. In both cases, the shootings were found to be justified, as both thugs were trying to rob him while armed with a gun.

With all of the thugs on Milwaukee's streets, killers, robbers, rapists and all around thugs, our new District Attorney charges a man that was defending himself while doing his dangerous job.

Pizza man who shot 2 charged

A 46-year-old pizza delivery man who has shot two people on the job in the past seven months was hit with his first criminal charge today: carrying a concealed weapon.

Andres Vegas, who told authorities that the teenagers he shot last month and in July were each trying to rob him, appeared in court and was released on a $1,500 signature bond today. He faces up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 19.

According to the criminal complaint, Vegas, of Cudahy, was making a delivery in the 2800 block of N. 22nd St. on the evening of Jan. 4 for Mona Lisa Pizza, 4938 W. North Ave. As he got of his car, he was approached by an armed suspect. Vegas then reached into his car's passenger seat, got his .32 semi-automatic pistol and shot his assailant. He then disarmed the suspect and waited for police.

The complaint says the suspect admitted trying to rob Vegas, who prosecutors then determined was justified in the shooting. But because Vegas's gun had been "the front passenger seat beside the pizzas," it met the definition of a concealed weapon.

The complaint also says that "prosecutorial discretion" was why Vegas wasn't charged for the July shooting, even though he "admitted to carrying a gun on his person in a concealed manner" in that case. But Vegas was warned then that he could not carry a concealed gun for protection on his job.

I want to sit on this jury!

We Need Concealed Carry In Wisconsin! Just like they have in 48 other states!