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 Robbing a small jewelry store has to be right up there with tugging on Superman’s cape and spitting into the wind. Some people, however, are destined to learn life’s lessons the hard way. 

And sometimes, you get expelled from the school of hard knocks. 

Elgin jewelry store owner shoots burglary suspects

DGCElgin police are investigating a deadly shooting in which a jewelry store owner opened fire on suspected burglars. 

Just before 1:00 a.m., they got a call about shots fired along Highway 290.  They discovered the owner of the Harper’s Jewelry Store, between Ochoa and Main Streets, shot and killed a burglary suspect.

Police say the owner was in a back room when 41-year-old Robert Trevino broke in and tried to break a jewelry case.  That’s when the owner shot him and opened fire on several other people in the parking lot.

Ok, not a big fan of the “opening fire on other people in the parking lot” bit (unless they were shooting as well), but who among us was surprised to learn this? 

Trevino had an extensive criminal record. Police say he was recently implicated in a burglary at the same jewelry store two weeks ago.

I, for one, am shocked, SHOCKED at that news. Thanks to John The Texaner for sending this one in.

Dead Goblin Count: 475 (Linebaugh)