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    PA - Turnpike Toll Taker, & Two Others Shot & Killed - Fulton County - 20 Mar 2016

    Turnpike Toll Taker, & Two Others Shot & Killed - Fulton County - 20 Mar 2016

    Fort Littleton, Fulton County, is in South-Central, PA.

    Day One


    Sun., Mar. 20th: Penn-LiveŠ :

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/03...ml#incart_2box:

    Apparent Robbery Attempt


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    Two Turnpike Staff, and Suspect Shot & Killed - Fulton County - 20 Mar 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Richrd View Post
    Turnpike Toll Taker, & Two Others Shot & Killed - Fulton County - 20 Mar 2016

    Fort Littleton, Fulton County, is in South-Central, PA.

    Day One


    Sun., Mar. 20th: Penn-LiveŠ :

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/03...ml#incart_2box:

    Apparent Robbery Attempt

    [Condensed]
    Sun., Mar. 20th: WTAE-TV:

    https://www.facebook.com/wtajtv:

    Paraphrasing:

    Two PA Turnpike Staff were shot and killed during the incident.

    Responding PA State Police then shot and killed the Suspect.


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    All Three Deceased Now Identified

    Two Turnpike Staff, and Suspect Shot & Killed - Fulton County - 20 Mar 2016

    Fort Littleton, Fulton County, is in South-Central, PA.

    Day One

    Sun., Mar. 20th: KDKA-TV:

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...bbery-attempt/ :

    Deceased Turnpike Staff:

    Danny Crouse, 55
    &
    Ronald Heist, 71

    Deceased Suspect:

    Clarence D. Briggs, 55

    Also:

    http://www.publicopiniononline.com/s...dent/82046734/


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    Yikes, the suspect/robber was a retired state trooper.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-includ...ry?id=37795327

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiator View Post
    Yikes, the suspect/robber was a retired state trooper.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-includ...ry?id=37795327
    Yikes is right.
    In scanning earlier link, I thought I had it back-azz-wards.
    And not just a short-time state trooper.
    Per http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...bbery-attempt/,
    "Clarence Briggs worked for the PSP for 26 years before retiring in 2012." bbm

    Imo, unexpected, at least on the surface. JM2cts.
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    I live in Washington state so I have absolutely no idea about the turnpike system on the east coast. How much money would a perp expect to gain from this type of robbery? He must have expected a substantial yield but I always thought most commuters utilized an EZ pass so as not have to deal with cash.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Turnpike shooter Clarence Briggs worked for weapons firm, filed for bankruptcy


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    Turnpike shooter Clarence Briggs was arrested, charged with assaulting his wife in 20

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    Fort Littleton Toll Booth :: $160 in Cash from a "Typical" Semi-Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    I live in Washington State, so I have absolutely no idea about the Turnpike System on the East Coast.
    How much money would a perp expect to gain from this type of robbery?
    He must have expected a substantial yield, but I always thought most commuters utilized an E-Z pass, so as not have to deal with cash.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
    https://www.paturnpike.com/toll/tollmileage.aspx:

    Example of the Below "Semi-Trailer":

    Traveling the Maximum PA Turnpike Distance to Fort Littleton ( 265 Road-Miles )

    5 Axles :: Weight Class 7 :: $160 Cash

    [Yes, EZ-Pass would cost less, $130.]

    https://www.schneider.com/groups/pub...axleweight.pdf:

    Illustrated Example:

    5 Axles :: Weight Class 7
    (62,001 to 80,000 Pounds)
    80,000 Lbs. = 40 Tons

    "Semi-Trailers" = Part of the Trailer Load
    rests on the Rear Wheels of the Tractor

    also known as 18 Wheelers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    I live in Washington state so I have absolutely no idea about the turnpike system on the east coast. How much money would a perp expect to gain from this type of robbery? He must have expected a substantial yield but I always thought most commuters utilized an EZ pass so as not have to deal with cash.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
    I thought it was kind of a strange target for a robbery as, like you, I wouldn't think most toll booths would have a lot of cash but he might have been intending to rob the truck that was collecting money which perhaps would have a substantial amount. The reporting makes it sound a bit like the truck's arrival was a coincidence but I'm not so sure.

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/03/20/3-dead-after-apparent-pennsylvania-turnpike-robbery-attempt/[/url]According to a news release, Crouse and Heist were confronted by Briggs in the toll booth area. When he tried to tie them up, a struggle ensued and Briggs ran from the building.

    As he fled, a fare collection vehicle arrived. This is when the gunman shot and killed Crouse and Heist and opened fire on the fare collection vehicle. The driver was able to run away.

    Briggs stole the fare collection vehicle and was attempting to unload cash from inside it when troopers arrived and killed him.

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