Three males, ages 17, 18 and 20, probably thought to themselves of their planned early morning activities, “What could possibly go wrong?” It was 4 a.m. on Friday, and time for some fun. So they hopped into a stolen van, rammed it through the window of Bouchard’s sporting goods store in Milwaukee, and were prepared to do a little “shopping.”
What they weren’t expecting was for the owner to be inside … armed and ready. He fired shots at the young men, seriously wounding the 20-year-old. When the other two men took him to the hospital, all three were arrested and taken into custody.
Damage to the store is estimated at $12,000-$15,000. Eddie Parr, manager of the Cricket Wireless next door, offered the men some advice: “I feel like people just need to get a job, get a grind, get something because you see what's happening, you gonna get killed.”