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    MO - James 'Jim' Cavanaugh, 67, killed by fleeing thief, Kansas City, 19 May 2017

    Kansas City Star:

    Owner of Clint’s Comics reportedly killed after trying to stop thief

    A longtime midtown Kansas City business icon died Friday afternoon after he was critically injured following a robbery at a historic comic book store on Main Street.

    Authorities have not released the victim’s name, but relatives, employees and friends identified the victim as James Dale Cavanaugh, the longtime owner of Clint’s Comics.

    Police are investigating the death as a homicide. It appeared the victim was struck by the door of the vehicle driven by the thief. Police said the victim was trying to stop the robber, who had just held up the comic book store on Main Street.
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    much more at the link

    His shop was always a stopover when, when younger, I'd visit a pal in KC.
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    Since last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, there could be a possible perp casing the place out if there is a camera.
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    Last edited by wfgodot; 05-13-2017 at 07:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charminglane View Post
    Since last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, there could be a possible perp casing the place out if there is a camera.
    Cavanagh specifically references FCBD in the video above.

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    I'm a bit surprised there's been no arrest as the location of the crime is on busy streets.

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    Me too, wfgodot. They have his vehicle on camera, witnesses, and a detailed description. Also, the witnesses supposedly threw a hammer at the fleeing vehicle, perhaps denting the front. I'm surprised the person hasn't been identified yet.

    It surprises me that the alleged perp spoke to the witnesses on the way in to the store. But some people who were working next door outside behind Blind Tiger said he said "hello" to them on his way in. On his way out, they said, he looked nervous and was carrying a stack of about $20 worth of comics. Very strange, I think, although I'm not a shoplifter so I don't know if they normally say "hi" to strangers on their way to shoplift.

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    They have a partial license plate even. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...150879222.html
    I'm really surprised they haven't got someone for this yet.

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    Incredible -- still no arrests. The fix may be in?

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    So sad
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    Still here. Still baffled -- WTF?

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    I don't understand why they haven't solved this.



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