Employee Opens Fire, Scares Crook

Pacific Turbine Support has been targeted several times

By Michelle Wayland
|  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 1:11 PM PDT
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Employee Opens Fire, Scares Crook

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The employee fired a warning shot through the front window

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An Oceanside business has been targeted by crooks so many times that an employee took things into his own hands Monday night and opened fire, according to the business owner.

An employee at Pacific Turbine Support on Jason Court was in the back watching TV when he heard and then saw someone trying to break in.

“[The employee] came to the front and saw a figure at the front door. He yelled at him a couple of times to get out of the area and the gentleman stayed there, so he fired a warning shot through the front window,” said business owner Howard Lagrange.

The employee told police that the suspect got onto a motorcycle and drove away.

Police took a man, matching the suspect’s description, into custody near El Camino Real and Highway 78.

Pacific Turbine Support has been robbed seven or eight times before, according to Lagrange.

“We've lost track, it's been so many times over the years.  It appears they're always after the wide-screen monitors or the computers themselves,” said Lagrange.

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