There once was a burglar from Kalamazoo
who broke in and stole eighteen guns, plus two.
While selling them for cash,
on his head he was bashed,
and soon he’ll face drug charges, too.
The thing about trying to unload stolen guns on the street is your customers are generally less than upstanding citizens. Frequently they’re downright questionable types, the kind of people who might even steal the goods you’re trying to sell them.
So when an un-named Michigander tried to unload some of the 20 firearms he’d pilfered from a home in Barry County, his prospective customers used one of those stolen gats to beat the hell out of him and made off with the rest.
From mlive.com . . .
[Kalamazoo Public Safety Capt. Craig Habel] said authorities became aware of the situation when the man showed up at Bronson Methodist Hospital Monday. Police responded to the hospital on a report the man was suffering from a gunshot wound.
“Once we got there, it was determined he wasn’t shot, but that he was pistol-whipped in the head,” Habel said. “He said someone drove him to the hospital, but that person left the area quickly.”
Police located the vehicle the man was transported in and, while preparing to impound the vehicle, conducted a search and found a stolen handgun and blood inside, Habel said.
The gun, Habel said, was identified as one of several firearms stolen during a home invasion earlier the same day, Feb. 3, in the 12000 block of M-43 in Barry County.
When they searched the man’s home, they found the rest of the guns from that burglary plus a few others and “a large amount of methamphetamine.”
The man was arrested by the state police and is being lodged at the Barry County Jail on charges related to the home invasion in Barry County. He is expected to be arraigned within the next two days.
The local 5-0 is now looking for the disreputable customers who pistol-whipped the gun seller. Caveat venditor.