Pistol-Packing Husband Fights off Two ‘Juggers’ Trying to Steal His Wife’s Purse

A man in Katy, Tx., used his concealed handgun earlier this week to fight off two would-be robbers who were trying to steal his wife’s purse, according to local media.

The couple had visited a grocery store and a bank in the Houston suburb when a black Cadillac pulled in front of their car as they attempted to load groceries. The men brandished at least one firearm and demanded the wife’s purse. That’s when the husband, who had been standing on the other side of the car, pulled out his own handgun and opened fire.

Shots were exchanged, and the husband hit both robbers during the course of the gunfight. In the local TV coverage, three shots can be seen in the rear windshield of the suspects’ car, directly behind the driver. Neither the husband nor the wife sustained injuries.

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The suspects crashed their car a short time later, and one of the men ran to a fire station for help, where he collapsed and was airlifted to a local hospital. But Harris County Sheriff’s deputies returned him to the scene of the crime a few hours later with a bandage on his right shoulder.

Local media reports that the other man, and possibly a third accomplice, are still at large.

Harris County authorities believe the men were “juggers,” thieves who wait until a person has left a bank before robbing them of the cash they have just withdrawn. In this case, the couple had not withdrawn any money, but the men had been targeting them, going so far as to slash their tires to prevent pursuit.

In a 2014 PSA, the Houston Police Department (HPD) warns residents to be on the lookout for juggers. The criminals, according to HPD, tend to target individuals who, like the couple in this story, visit another business after leaving a bank.

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“Suspects will typically follow a customer’s vehicle from the bank, with the intent to either break into the vehicle or rob the customer,” the PSA reads. “A jugger can break into your vehicle and steal your money in as little as five seconds.”

Juggers usually surveil a bank before attempting a robbery, often parking in the back row of the lot with a clear view of the doors. They look for customers with bank bags or bank envelopes.

Houston Police released surveillance footage of a jugging incident from 2015 in which the suspects appear to use a similar strategy to those in this week’s shooting.

HPD recommends four actions customers can take to avoid becoming a jugging victim:

  • Be alert and attentive to your surroundings
  • Look for suspicious vehicles near the ATM or in front of the bank
  • Never make a bank bag, envelope or carrying case visible
  • Once you leave the bank, make a mental note of any vehicles that may be following you

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Vanilla bull February 28, 2020, 7:39 am

    Chocolate Blah blah blah face it the truth was spoke and you got upset with a long rant. Grandpa always said a man who gets mad about a comment might need to check his self for some reality…..

  • Ejharb January 8, 2019, 9:48 pm

    My buddy said I should quit schlepping around banks with my zero Halliburton.that they’re gonna get me for trolling. I just like that part in death wish 3 where the giggler gets blasted for stealing a empty camera case

  • Paul January 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

    In all my years of handling weapons, I have never had my weapon get out of my holster and shoot someone. I’ve always stored my weapons in a safe and never had one get and come get me to take me out for a shootout. Just sayun.

  • BRASS January 4, 2019, 2:29 pm

    Juggers? WTF is a Jugger? Is that just another term for thug?

  • Michael J January 4, 2019, 11:15 am

    The problem with stereotyped people is that it appears they cannot or will not change the perception they created over the decades. Instead they condemn society for drawing the most obvious conclusion, then they cry racist for the problems they created. Society not wanting to appear biased changes fact to an ambiguous description leaving you and I to fill in the blanks.

    • Chuck January 4, 2019, 3:08 pm

      “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps… then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

      ― Jesse Jackson

  • Chuck January 4, 2019, 10:48 am

    “Juggers”…the new euphemism.

  • Sean January 4, 2019, 10:36 am

    Notice a pattern in the people/culture of the \”juggers\” people get real uneasy when talking about race, the facts are out there. I believe certain types of people are more prone to crime than others. Now I\’m not saying all black people are thieves, murderers, drug dealers, etc… but it seems more often than not these types of crimes are done more so by their types than others. Some people would immediately call me a racist without digging deeper to look at statistics cause white people aren\’t allowed to make any kind of critical comment about another race/creed of person without being condemned as a racist. Now I\’m not saying ALL blacks are bad, I\’m just saying theres a reason most white people are uneasy around blacks cause more often than not it\’s one of them that\’s gonna rob you! Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport all Africans back to Africa after freeing them. A Democrat fucked that up just like always. The media doesn\’t help at all by making the criminals out to be the victim because of \”hardship\” its ridiculous. I always have wondered why medics put in so much effort to save a useless life. Let the p.o.s. bleed out and die! Let his homies know it was a painful slow death and they too will succumb to the same fate if they dont turn their lives around.

    • Milk chocolate bull January 4, 2019, 8:23 pm

      @Sean…I applaud you voicing your opinion, but not your denial of *YOU* brandishing personally held rascism and hiding under the cover “white people aren\’t allowed to make any kind of critical comment about another race/creed of person without being condemned as a racist.” This is where the discussion should truly begin.
      @SEAN IS QUOTED AS SAYING:
      1. “I believe certain types of people are more prone to crime than others. ”
      2.”Now I\’m not saying ALL blacks are bad, I\’m just saying theres a reason most white people are uneasy around blacks cause more often than not it\’s one of them that\’s gonna rob you! ”
      3. “Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport all Africans back to Africa after freeing them.”
      4.” I always have wondered why medics put in so much effort to save a useless life.”
      5. “Let his homies know it was a painful slow death and they too will succumb to the same fate if they dont turn their lives around.”

      I will reply as follows:
      1. Yes certain type people are more prone to crime-Bad People.
      But I guess it would depend on the particular crime.
      If it is embezzlement, stock fraud, priests raping children, tax evasion, money laundry, revoking of constitutional rights, oh and profiling (though that’s not a crime to suggest guilt without proven innocence)… I guess one can say mostly “White People” are prone to do that. Murder, drug selling, robberies…I guess one say mostly “Black People” do that….is this correct @Sean?
      Have you heard of the Ku Klux Klan?
      Have you seen what happened during the civil Rights movement (or the several hundred years of mistreatment before)?
      Have you heard of the Black Wall Street?
      Who murdered Martin Luther King Jr?
      Who worked with the Columbians to bring in cocaine to our country and it oh so mysteriously end up concentrated in certain suburban cities (los Angeles, Washington DC, etc)?
      Do your research @Sean. Who were the groups that committed these gruesome crimes and what were their race? Seems to be a pattern, but what you don’t see is a pattern of arrests, prosecution and sentencing equal to that of every other race represented in American History which accounts for the bias view that certain races cause more/certain crimes.
      Next,
      2. Are most white people really scared of black people? I mean, not ALL blacks are bad, right?
      Sounds like most, BUT NOT ALL, white people are a fearful set of individuals. Do your friends and family share your opinion of weakness @SEAN? Does your community feel the same way? Do you have black friends, and if you do…are you scared of them? Can you shake a black man’s hand if he is a policeman, take advice from a brown skinned doctor, want your child rescued by a black firefighter?
      3. Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport and/or 40acres and a mule, seriously @SEAN? Then again it isn’t a crimefor white people to enslave and murder a nation of black people. But who killed OUR President @SEAN? Who killed Kennedy @SEAN? White presidents murdered by…oh that’s right, White people! Are the newly elected afraid of this white race that’s statistically proven to assassinate their own?

      Next. Oh this one is too easy..
      4. Ever wonder why a Black Surgeon performed the first open heart surgery @SEAN in 1893? That’s because regardless of the color of your skin, you can be successful, you can be a leader, you can be the catalyst for change. We all bleed red blood when you look beyond ones skin. If you were in an accident, would you refuse assistance from a dark skinned Emt @SEAN?
      Finally…
      5. Tell there HOMIES if they don’t turn there lives around to what @SEAN? Sounds like you enjoy suffering and death-as long as it doesn’t involve the scared and weak like yourself. Maybe like an outlaw, or a dictator, a slavemaster, Hitler, Nero, or maybe the countless other’s who have allowed misjustices to take place because they were hating, selfish and fearful of what they don’t know, and too ignorant to edjucate themselves to the reality that minorities are not the problem. Our government is made up of mostly what race @SEAN? Who is attacking our 2nd amendment rights @SEAN. What happens after we are stripped of our rights through history @SEAN? It’s not the blacks you have to worry about.

      Wake up! The more good we do for one another, the better and stronger we are as a people.
      We have to quit separating ourselves. As one can see, when left alone we form warped opinions, grow paranoid of reality, and submit our freedoms and rights to those we feel are our “own kind” and agree with us- only to be enslaved and have our history tarnished.

      P.S.
      I would like to say Thank you to our public servants in blue.
      You don’t have to be a criminal, but as a minority, I am profiled and followed on the norm by individuals generally with huge tattoos all over there arms and necks, bald heads and oakleys, chewing tabacco and calling me *boy* when they feel spiffy. I almost feel like they are a gang of there own. But I know there is a good lineage of Police who do there job to protect the community-of all colors, not just there own….

      AND TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I PRAY SAFETY AND HEALTH.
      GOD BLESS YOU

    • Milk chocolate bull January 4, 2019, 8:23 pm

      @Sean…I applaud you voicing your opinion, but not your denial of *YOU* brandishing personally held rascism and hiding under the cover \”white people aren\\’t allowed to make any kind of critical comment about another race/creed of person without being condemned as a racist.\” This is where the discussion should truly begin.
      @SEAN IS QUOTED AS SAYING:
      1. \”I believe certain types of people are more prone to crime than others. \”
      2.\”Now I\\’m not saying ALL blacks are bad, I\\’m just saying theres a reason most white people are uneasy around blacks cause more often than not it\\’s one of them that\\’s gonna rob you! \”
      3. \”Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport all Africans back to Africa after freeing them.\”
      4.\” I always have wondered why medics put in so much effort to save a useless life.\”
      5. \”Let his homies know it was a painful slow death and they too will succumb to the same fate if they dont turn their lives around.\”I will reply as follows:
      1. Yes certain type people are more prone to crime-Bad People.
      But I guess it would depend on the particular crime.
      If it is embezzlement, stock fraud, priests raping children, tax evasion, money laundry, revoking of constitutional rights, oh and profiling (though that\’s not a crime to suggest guilt without proven innocence)… I guess one can say mostly \”White People\” are prone to do that. Murder, drug selling, robberies…I guess one say mostly \”Black People\” do that….is this correct @Sean?
      Have you heard of the Ku Klux Klan?
      Have you seen what happened during the civil Rights movement (or the several hundred years of mistreatment before)?
      Have you heard of the Black Wall Street?
      Who murdered Martin Luther King Jr?
      Who worked with the Columbians to bring in cocaine to our country and it oh so mysteriously end up concentrated in certain suburban cities (los Angeles, Washington DC, etc)?
      Do your research @Sean. Who were the groups that committed these gruesome crimes and what were their race? Seems to be a pattern, but what you don\’t see is a pattern of arrests, prosecution and sentencing equal to that of every other race represented in American History which accounts for the bias view that certain races cause more/certain crimes.
      Next,
      2. Are most white people really scared of black people? I mean, not ALL blacks are bad, right?
      Sounds like most, BUT NOT ALL, white people are a fearful set of individuals. Do your friends and family share your opinion of weakness @SEAN? Does your community feel the same way? Do you have black friends, and if you do…are you scared of them? Can you shake a black man\’s hand if he is a policeman, take advice from a brown skinned doctor, want your child rescued by a black firefighter?
      3. Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport and/or 40acres and a mule, seriously @SEAN? Then again it isn\’t a crimefor white people to enslave and murder a nation of black people. But who killed OUR President @SEAN? Who killed Kennedy @SEAN? White presidents murdered by…oh that\’s right, White people! Are the newly elected afraid of this white race that\’s statistically proven to assassinate their own?Next. Oh this one is too easy..
      4. Ever wonder why a Black Surgeon performed the first open heart surgery @SEAN in 1893? That\’s because regardless of the color of your skin, you can be successful, you can be a leader, you can be the catalyst for change. We all bleed red blood when you look beyond ones skin. If you were in an accident, would you refuse assistance from a dark skinned Emt @SEAN?
      Finally…
      5. Tell there HOMIES if they don\’t turn there lives around to what @SEAN? Sounds like you enjoy suffering and death-as long as it doesn\’t involve the scared and weak like yourself. Maybe like an outlaw, or a dictator, a slavemaster, Hitler, Nero, or maybe the countless other\’s who have allowed misjustices to take place because they were hating, selfish and fearful of what they don\’t know, and too ignorant to edjucate themselves to the reality that minorities are not the problem. Our government is made up of mostly what race @SEAN? Who is attacking our 2nd amendment rights @SEAN. What happens after we are stripped of our rights through history @SEAN? It\’s not the blacks you have to worry about.Wake up! The more good we do for one another, the better and stronger we are as a people.
      We have to quit separating ourselves. As one can see, when left alone we form warped opinions, grow paranoid of reality, and submit our freedoms and rights to those we feel are our \”own kind\” and agree with us- only to be enslaved and have our history tarnished.P.S.
      I would like to say Thank you to our public servants in blue.
      You don\’t have to be a criminal, but as a minority, I am profiled and followed on the norm by individuals generally with huge tattoos all over there arms and necks, bald heads and oakleys, chewing tabacco and calling me *boy* when they feel spiffy. I almost feel like they are a gang of there own. But I know there is a good lineage of Police who do there job to protect the community-of all colors, not just there own….AND TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I PRAY SAFETY AND HEALTH.
      GOD BLESS YOU

      • American January 8, 2019, 6:48 pm

        I think you repeated yourself there bull.

  • pa4445 January 4, 2019, 7:36 am

    It looks like that attack would be tough to defend against. He has his victims covered before they even see him, and it looks like he keeps them covered. I think Massod Ayoob said it is foolhardy to try to draw against someone who is pointing a gun at you, easy way to get killed.

  • Russ January 4, 2019, 7:24 am

    Is a comment even necessary.

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