Ups Driver Taken Hostage. Truck Hijacked

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  1. Bette Davis Eyes

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    Idk why this is shocking but it is.
     
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    The police have a lot to answer for. Out there shooting on the highway like some kind of heist movie, using civilian cars for cover. The driver and an innocent motorist were killed.
     
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    ^^Right?! All of that killing over how much?
     
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    that entire scene disturbed me. I bet the ups driver victim got shot by one of the police bullets.
     
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    I read the robber shot at the police and the police shot up the UPS van. The robber, UPS driver, and innocent bystander are dead. Also, heard on talk radio UPS drivers are being robbed in other states as well :mad:.
     
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    I cant believe the police shot up those cars like they were the only people in the area. Who in the right mind gave the order to start shooting. WHY didnt they let them get away???

    What was valuable that you said F these people lives and the driver???
     
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    I think the police had to do it this way to contain the situation. It sucks but a lot more people probably would have been killed/injured if one or both armed, unpredictable hijacking fools who ain't trying to go (back?) to jail were running through a freeway full of cars with people in them.
     
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    And all of it insured. Plus the truck had a tracker on it so they never would have lost it.
     
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    Even more tragic...for nothing.
     
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    Holiday delivery season is the most dangerous time for all delivery drivers (UPS, FedEx, etc.). The trucks are tracked and insured but the packages inside of them usually aren't. Some of those trucks could easily have $500,000 of merchandise in them at a given time. A thief could take the truck, drive a few miles away, and empty the packages to sell on the streets or internet.

    This situation sounds like the robbery was planned to only hit the jewelry store and their getaway ride was any available vehicle they could get in. Maybe the were counting on a hostage under the belief cops wouldn't shoot if they had a civilian.
     
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    I didn't know the packages weren't insured. Either way, the value of the packages is far lower than the millions the city is gonna have to pay out to the families.
     
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    Pretty much. These dudes didn't target the UPS truck. That they took hostages in the first place instead of just the truck upped the ante for what they might have done if they got out of the truck.
     
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    ^^ and he was filling in for someone else's route at that! While I believe he became collateral damage, based on how the police handled the situation, that was disturbing and I'm even side-eyeing the whole thing...something is off about the story.
    But my heart goes out to this man's family and friends. The holidays are the worst time to lose a loved one and that 5yr old's Daddy won't be around for Christmas. Truly sad..
     
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    I wasn't going to comment but I just watched the short clip and were the cops really using that car for cover with innocent civilians inside? Seriously? And did the hijackers kill themselves and the driver or was the police responsible for the deaths?
     

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