Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Police: Couple Pistol-whipped, Robbed By Men In Halloween Masks

Carol Brown picked up her husband Tom Spalding from the nearby BART station just before 9 p.m. on Monday and went to the grocery store. Police say two masked men then followed home.

We actually thought they were my son and his buddy doing a pre-Halloween prank on us, then I saw the guns," said Tom.

The shaken Orinda resident tells us he and his wife had just pulled into their driveway when two men wearing Halloween masks ran up to them.

"The guy said 'give it up,'" said Tom. "I reached in my pocket, pulled out my wallet, gave it to him. He hit me in the head with the gun. Meanwhile Carol still thought it was a joke and was fighting to keep her purse, which had her brand new phone in it and all her vacation photos on it. So the guy shot her twice."


Trooper York said...

Thank God it wasn't clowns.

Methadras said...

Typical Orinda/Lafayette lefties thinking that being in a mask and having guns is just a joke. I used to live not to far away from this RMPC enclave and it was nauseating.

Amartel said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
No, Reality.
But that's mine.
Bang. Bang. Now it's mine.

Mugged by Reality.
Wearing a Halloween mask. Nice touch, Bay Area clowns.
That being said, if you've ever been mugged you know the feeling.

Trooper York said...

We have a friend who is going through a lot today. They have always struggled but now the husband went off the rails. It turns out he had a secret life. He had a separate Facebook acct. He was dating another woman and went on vacation with her and her family to Greece. He had an Ashley Madison account and was meeting other woman on the side. Opened a new social security number. New passport. Opening a bunch of credit cards in the wife's name that he maxed out. When this all came out the wife had to tell her father. The husband tried to choke her out and they went for an order of protection. The father came and searched and called the cops. They found ten rifles, an illegal unregistered handgun and a rocket launcher. He was supposed to turn himself in today but he is in the wind.

Now we don't know what he is going to do. He has been both suicidal and homicidal the last few weeks. Anything could happen. It is all fucked up.

Trooper York said...

The cops are useless. They will never find him before something happens. The best outcome is that he ran away to Italy.

But it could go South real quick.

Sixty Grit said...

A rocket launcher? Really? The rest sounds like what I carry in my pickup truck. Along with a machete, an ax, a BFR, a crowbar, a can of gasoline and some matches. Be prepared, I always say.

And if he heads south when he goes south, well, tell him to come heavy.

Trooper York said...

Yeah a rocket launcher. The dude went off the rails. He had illegally modified rifles that were full automatic and are illegal in both NYC and NY State.

What he did with the money was a lot worse.

It is worrisome.

Julie Pascal said...

why does the headline and url say they were pistol whipped when the woman was shot twice?

Amartel said...

The guy was whacked in the head with a gun.

Sixty Grit said...

Just so long as he didn't have a 64 ounce soft drink they will be lenient with him.

Don't tell me he burned the money - that is truly a crime if he did.

Lem said...

why does the headline and url say they were pistol whipped when the woman was shot twice?

I thought the same thing. It's like they were pressing to downplay the crime.

rcocean said...

A women was shot twice - that's the most important thing in the story. Yet, its buried down in the bottom like an after thought.

Methadras said...

Whoever wrote that headline is an retarded anti-2A doucheknuckle.