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Update: Missouri Walmart Incident

Filed under: Crime — DRJ @ 1:04 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

I updated a recent post on a Missouri Walmart incident but I am also starting a new post because of a new development that involves a favorite topic around here — the law:

Armed man at Walmart says he was testing right to bear arms

“Missouri protects the right of people to open carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens,” Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said in a statement announcing the charge. Patterson compared the man’s actions to “falsely shouting fire in a theater causing a panic.”

If convicted, the felony charge of making a terrorist threat in the second degree is punishable by up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to the prosecutor’s office. The charge means he showed reckless disregard for the risk of causing an evacuation or knowingly caused fear that lives were in danger.

“I wanted to know if Walmart honored the Second Amendment,” a probable cause statement released Friday with the charges quoted Andreychenko as saying.

His wife and sister told police they warned him it was a bad idea.


13 Responses to “Update: Missouri Walmart Incident”

  1. Good Lord, there’s no shortage of stupid going around! Put a tariff on that?! Even Universal smartened up and shelved that film, ‘The Hunt’ from release. How that script got greenlighted in this era is astonishing.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  2. The tariff is called “jail”. They’ll also try to find some way to fine him

    steveg (354706)

  3. The description of his actions inside the store doesn’t seem to me to be a description of someone who is reckless or endangering others. Unless you are of the school which says open carrying is in and of itself reckless and endangering others.

    Kishnevi (5a7bdb)

  4. His wife and sister told police they warned him it was a bad idea.

    Don’t know why, but I laughed out loud at this line.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  5. “Dmitriy, is bad idea to bring guns to Walmart. And why you wear armor when you have nice shirt from JC Penny that mama just iron for you?”

    JVW (54fd0b)

  6. I know they probably weren’t Eastern European immigrants, but it’s fun using that accent in my mind as they are trying to talk him out of his little escapade.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  7. I see them that way, too, especially after reading this:

    His wife, Angelice Andreychenko, told investigators that she warned him it was not a good idea, adding that he was an immature boy.

    His sister, Anastasia Andreychenko, said he had asked her if she would videotape him going into Walmart with a gun and she also told him it was a bad idea, according to the probable cause statement.

    Frankly, I only wrote this post (instead of just updating the old one) because I wanted to write that one sentence.

    DRJ (15874d)

  8. Idiot.

    Nic (896fdf)

  9. JVW,

    I laughed harder at your suggested dialogue!

    norcal (b50285)

  10. One of Dashiell Hammett’s earlier stories was about two hoods of very intimidating appearance who came up with an “ingenious” plan to rob a drugstore. They simply walked up to the cashier and said “Money!”, brandishing no weapon or making any other kind of threatening gesture. Their appearance alone was enough to frighten the clerk into giving them all the money in the register. At their trial, their defense was that they were only begging.

    (Be sure to get the next issue of nk’s Weird Mask Magazine for the dramatic conclusion, as well as the first installment of the exciting new story “Corrupt Co-eds of Covfefe”.)

    nk (dbc370)

  11. So far as I can tell, the guy made one major mistake. He’d’a done himself a favor (if not the Wal-Marters, so much), if he’d have gone to the bother of making one additional slight investment, and of donning it before embarking on his adventure-𝑐𝑢𝑚-constitutional parade. If only he’d have had an xtra-large t-shirt silk-screened up with the following emblazoned front and back: “𝑨𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝑰’𝒎 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒎𝒚 2𝒅 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔.” Or maybe “𝒐𝒖𝒓 2d Amendment rights”. And with a good-sized photo of Clarence Thomas following the text, maybe. In like Flynn (or Flynnovich) he would have been, like as not. And probably would’ve been offered a free NRA membership after the fact.

    Q! (6c180d)

  12. The wife sounds like shes a librarian pushing 60

    steveg (354706)

  13. Six days after a massacre in a TX Walmart, Mr. Andreychenko should be thrown in the slammer for monumentally stupid judgment. I wouldn’t blame his wife for bailing. Instead of testing the 2nd Amendment, all he really did was test his marriage, which he’s clearly not ready for.

    Paul Montagu (35419a)

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