In yesterday’s post More Thoughts About Home Carry and Fanny Packs, scribe Stephen P. Wenger states “as soon as I’m out of the shower, my normal complement of revolvers is riding in holsters on my belt and in one pocket.” To which TTAG commentator Ralph replies, “I’m looking for a waterproof gun pack so I can shower-carry. Hey, you never know…..” It’s a theme that never gets old: how much paranoia does a gun owner “need”? On one hand, chill. On the other hand, chilling. Reality check this insight into the criminal mind (such as it is) from leagle.com . . .
According to the statement of fact set out by the Ohio Supreme Court, “`gaffling‘ is a term used to describe the act of forcibly removing people from their cars to rob them.” State v. Woodard, 623 N.E.2d 75, 76 (1993). The first intended victim they accosted managed to outrun the assailants’ car, which was itself a stolen vehicle that overheated as a result of the chase.
The gang then abandoned that car, stole another one from a nearby parking lot, and went after their second intended victim, Mani Akram. The ensuing car-jacking was accomplished at the cost of Akram’s life — he was shot and then left for dead in the street after Woodard and the other perpetrators took possession of his car and drove away.
Later that same evening, the petitioner and other members of the group doused both stolen vehicles with gasoline and set them on fire. At Woodard’s trial, one of his accomplices, Gary Hill, testified that Woodard was the shooter and that Woodard claimed entitlement to Akram’s car, saying that he was “the one who shot the guy.” The jury came to the same conclusion and convicted Woodard on multiple counts.