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Attempted strong-armed robbery at Atherton home

Original post made on Feb 26, 2021

Police have arrested one of two men who allegedly attempted to rob a man in front of his Atherton home last weekend and injured the man's wife after shooting a gun in her direction.

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Feb 26, 2021 at 3:11 pm

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Thank goodness the victim family is alright. Great to have those Flock cameras installed!

Posted by Thoughtful
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 27, 2021 at 7:55 pm

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What a horrific incident, and I am glad at least one of the perpetrators has been caught. Following a person to his home and then shooting at his family is about as serious a situation as it gets, and it makes me think California needs to rethink its restrictions on citizens carrying firearms outside their homes. This could have been deadly to the entire family.

Can we get some more information, like was the resident's home gated, and they followed him through the gate when he drove in?

As far as I know, Chief Steve McCulley has the absolute authority under California law to issue concealed carry permits to residents – no county sheriff signoff required – but the question is will he? Had this family not gotten "lucky", it would have been very valuable for the man followed home to have had a firearm in his automobile.

A good example, in my view, of if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

Posted by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer
a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:12 pm

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Thoughtful, Chief McCulley says the incident took place in the home's driveway and that the home was not gated.

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