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    Default Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to aid distressed hiker

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    Sad world we live in at times.

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    I'm just surprised that this hasn't turned into a gun thread yet.

    Emt's shouldn't need to carry firearms to protect themselves - they usually have enough to carry. Robbing emt's (any first responder) should be a few degrees harsher than if they were average citizens; like felony over misdemeanor.

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    It's odd that the bandits took the EMS's radios. Maybe they figured they could use the radios to monitor the border patrol com and stay a step ahead of them.

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    Keep saying thru-hiking is much more than just hiking. Brandenburg has one heck of a PCT journal to write.

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    It's California San Bernandino Socal in the desert with lots of strange whacked out poeople snd stuFF going on. Lot of meth. What did you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    It's odd that the bandits took the EMS's radios. Maybe they figured they could use the radios to monitor the border patrol com and stay a step ahead of them.

    No need to discus the wisdom of hiking in 110 degree desert heat.
    This was only about 650 miles from the border, high doubtful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    It's odd that the bandits took the EMS's radios. Maybe they figured they could use the radios to monitor the border patrol com and stay a step ahead of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Malto View Post
    This was only about 650 miles from the border, high doubtful.
    Maybe they thought they could monitor the local police, rather than the border patrol. Or maybe they took the radios to keep the EMS people from notifying anyone of the robbery while they made their getaway.

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    Uhh, Tehachipi being considered close to the border is like saying Jacksonville FL or Savannah GA is close to Cuba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Uhh, Tehachipi being considered close to the border is like saying Jacksonville FL or Savannah GA is close to Cuba.
    Isn't that basically what Malto said.

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    I was being his geographical confirming wing man.

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    Journalists forgot the who, what, when, where in the 1940s.

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    33 posts were removed to clean up this thread.

    The OP was just presenting a news story of interest. Whether you were the first person in that set of posts or the last, you junked up the OP's thread.
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    We also have the Non-AT General category. That is for material that really doesn't fit into hiking in general.

    That's all for now regarding thread categorization. I return you to this despicable act of robbing first responders. I suspect maybe some kind of localized illegal activity that the robbers wanted to slow detection for.
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