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March 14, 2011

Golfer Murdered by Armed Robber During Round: On Jan. 13, two golfers at the 17th tee at Deerfield Country Club in Deerfield Beach, Fl., were confronted by masked armed robbers demanding their money. Golfer Lataurus Randall, 35, was shot in the back by a robber and died a day later. The robbers have not been caught. "When these guys showed up, I first thought it was a joke," said his playing partner Melvin Philpart. "I said to one of them, 'What do you think you're doing out here? This is a golf course.'"

posted by rcade to golf at 11:08 AM - 7 comments

Another ridiculous story. Tragedies under the craziest of circumstances. I didn't read why the victim "tussled" with one of the robbers, but I hope it wasn't a case of someone losing their life because they didn't want their wallet, money, etc. taken. It's just not worth it.

posted by dyams at 01:01 PM on March 14

Nuts. I get so annoyed when random crime stories make sure to tell everyone to be vigilant. How would vigilance have helped? Every crime can't be prevented by vigilance.

posted by bperk at 01:20 PM on March 14

I wondered what vigilance would have done too. Golf carts don't outrun bullets.

posted by rcade at 01:36 PM on March 14

I would have taken out my trusty 9mm and shot the round of my life !

posted by NEPABob at 04:14 PM on March 14

I would have taken out my trusty 9mm and shot the round of my life !

vigilance, maybe no help ... change the c to a t AND ... vigilante

posted by Ricardo at 04:26 PM on March 14

They wouldn't have gotten much from me. I didn't like having stuff in my pockets when I played, so I left everything except a little pocket change locked up in my car. True, the car might have been broken into while I was playing, but at least I wouldn't have been in the line of fire in that case.

On edit: NEPABob, you would be under clubbed with a 9mm. I would suggest at least a well struck .357 magnum, or going for the green with a .44 magnum.

posted by Howard_T at 06:36 PM on March 14

"vigilance, maybe no help ... change the c to a t AND ... vigilante"

Self-defense is not vigilantism.

posted by dave2007 at 06:42 AM on March 19

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