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Chicago Criminal Attempts Mugging — Finds That His Victim Selection Process Has Flaws

Posted in crime by TeeJaw on Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11: 05 PM

The booking photo pretty much tells the story. The guy he attempted to mug is an ultimate fighting champion. Friday night on the SouthWest side of Chicago he walked up to a parked car, pointed a gun at the driver and demanded money. He got the money but then ordered the driver out of the car. Big mistake. Driver is a martial arts expert as well as an ultimate fighting champion. As soon as the criminal’s attention was diverted the driver knocked the gun out of his hand and beat the crap out of him. In the struggle the mugger shot himself in the ankle with his own gun. Full story at Fox News Chicago.

This guy is what may be called a “process criminal.” There are criminals that are “resource” bad guys. They aren’t looking to hurt anyone they just want the money or whatever other loot they are demanding from their victims. As soon as they get it they’re likely to be gone. But guys like this one aren’t satisfied with just getting your money. If he were that sort of criminal he would have been long gone as soon as the driver gave him money. He ordered the driver out of the car after he had the money, indicating he liked the process and wanted it to continue. It did that alright, but he didn’t get to enjoy it this time.

Another thing to note about a process criminal is that he didn’t immediately ask for money when he approached the car. He first asked if the driver had a lighter. This allowed him to get closer to his victim and size him up a little more before starting the criminal episode. That’s where his victim selection process went haywire.

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