Justice is (half-)served: gunman in PS3 line arrested

Arrested!Despite not wanting to relive the past, we still can’t escape the memory of the PS3 launch. A lot of people had to live through hell, high water, and 1000-strong lines just to get a console at launch. Also, with these memories, we also can’t forget about all the drive-by shootings and gunpoint robberies.

Now for a flash-back: Last November 19, Michael Penkala was waiting in line outside a Wal-Mart in Putnam, Massachusetts, when he was shot by two gunmen who tried to steal his cash.

Penkala said that when he’d already seen these two guys in bandannas walking towards the people in line, he’d already called 911. The robbers told everyone to throw their possessions and money on the the ground or into their two bags. When Penkala refused to throw in his wallet (containing more than US$ 2,500), he was shot.

While Penkala is still recovering from his injuries, Associated Press reports that local police have already arrested one of the robbers by last Tuesday. William J. Robertson was cuffed under several charges, including robbery and attempted murder, with a bond of US $ 1-million. The second suspect, Andrew Patnaude, is still at large, and searches around the Putnam area have turned out nothing.

That’s one down, another to go!

Arrested!Despite not wanting to relive the past, we still can’t escape the memory of the PS3 launch. A lot of people had to live through hell, high water, and 1000-strong lines just to get a console at launch. Also, with these memories, we also can’t forget about all the drive-by shootings and gunpoint robberies.

Now for a flash-back: Last November 19, Michael Penkala was waiting in line outside a Wal-Mart in Putnam, Massachusetts, when he was shot by two gunmen who tried to steal his cash.

Penkala said that when he’d already seen these two guys in bandannas walking towards the people in line, he’d already called 911. The robbers told everyone to throw their possessions and money on the the ground or into their two bags. When Penkala refused to throw in his wallet (containing more than US$ 2,500), he was shot.

While Penkala is still recovering from his injuries, Associated Press reports that local police have already arrested one of the robbers by last Tuesday. William J. Robertson was cuffed under several charges, including robbery and attempted murder, with a bond of US $ 1-million. The second suspect, Andrew Patnaude, is still at large, and searches around the Putnam area have turned out nothing.

That’s one down, another to go!

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