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Thug Crushed By “U Shouldn’t Mug Committee” Retiree And Concern Over Debt Ceiling, But Mostly USMC Retiree

Posted on | July 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

by Smitty (via Digg)

Police say a man who robbed a business in north Houston is dead after apparently being run over by the person he robbed. Kenneth Kobobel Sr., a 72-year-old Marine veteran chased down his attacker in his car pinning him against a fence. The assailant attempted to shoot Mr. Kobobel, but his injuries from being hit by 4000 lbs of car ended his life before he was able to commit any additional crimes.


12 Responses to “Thug Crushed By “U Shouldn’t Mug Committee” Retiree And Concern Over Debt Ceiling, But Mostly USMC Retiree”

  1. Joe
    July 26th, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Althouse has been taking a lot of criticism here (some of it well deserved).  But this clip is a gem.  It fits in well with Smitty’s post and it also raises Stacy’s feminist bug-a-boo. 

    Personally I think this is the opposite of Rebecca Watson feminism (which is being a victim and whining about it).  I love it. 

  2. Joe
    July 26th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    Mr. Kobobel is a hero to me too.  Thank God this took place in Texas, because in pussified New York or San Francisco he would probably be accused on not respecting the rights of the robber/assaulter (although they would have struggled with the gun thing for sure).  In Texas I assume this is something to thank Mr. Kobobel for. 

  3. DaveO
    July 26th, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    Dude shoulda just robbed a member of the Air Farce. Then he’d only have had to worry about a pedicure.

  4. Joe
    July 26th, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    And if you are in Oregon (Smitty’s home state) watch out for Sexually excited tigers. 

  5. Joe
    July 26th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
  6. Joe
    July 26th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm


  7. mojo
    July 26th, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Somebody once wrote a short story called “The Deadlier Weapon” about a guy trying to hijack a car, only to have the driver speed up and demand the hijacker’s weapon. “We can both die here, pal. Your call.”

  8. Steve Burri
    July 26th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    When cars are outlawed only outlaws will have cars.

  9. smitty
    July 26th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    Larry Niven, I think.

  10. Anonymous
    July 26th, 2011 @ 10:51 pm


  11. The Underground Conservative
    July 26th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Scratch one piece of human debris. Kinda like killing cockroaches. Glad this one assumed room temperature.

    Only wish it had been an Acme steamroller that did him in. Meep! Meep!

  12. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.