A great moment in criminal defense

"The mere fact that you're holding up McDonald's with a gun doesn't mean you give up your right to be protected from somebody who wants to shoot you."
-Attorney for Timothy Ray Anderson who was shot by a security guard while robbing a McDonald's in 1991.

I'm curious to know what happened to Anderson's case, but haven't been able to find any follow-up about it.

Wisconsin State Journal - May 29, 1993

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 24, 2018
     Category: Crime | Lawsuits

The robber pointed a gun at the guard. Is that not self defense?

agent j
Posted by agent j on 09/24/18 at 07:11 AM
Thus the continued employment of some lawyers.
Posted by Virtual on 09/24/18 at 09:55 AM
I did a search for the robber's name at the Wisconsin Circuit Court search page and got 15 hits. There were two cases that were listed at about the time of this incident, but neither concerned the robbery nor the lawsuit. I will try a different search later today and post again if I can find out anything.
Posted by Fritz G on 09/25/18 at 06:54 AM
28 July 1993

"A judge dismissed a suit filed by an armed robber contending a security guard who shot him during a robbery exceeded the guard's rights. Milwaukee County Judge Michael Sullivan ruled Monday in a suit filed by Timothy R. Anderson, 29, Milwaukee, who was shot as he attempted to hold up the McDonald's restaurant May 3, 1991... [ruling] that holding the patrons of the restaurant at gunpoint constituted imminent danger."

Posted by Eegriff on 09/25/18 at 01:17 PM
The judges ruling was in The Wisconsin State Journal, 28 July 1993, page 27.
Posted by Eegriff on 09/25/18 at 01:18 PM
Thanks Eegriff! Good sleuthing!
Posted by Alex on 09/25/18 at 02:58 PM
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