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    Florida man shoots door-to-door salesman dead for 'trespassing'
    Nicholas Rainey, 30, was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the driveway of 52-year-old Kenneth Bailey Roop during what authorities think was meant to be a routine sales pitch. Rainey was going door to door trying to sell frozen lobster tails and meat for his employer, Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood, when he was shot.


    http://rt.com/usa/news/florida-door-...ouse-roop-265/

  • #2
    While we have absolutely NO idea what actually happened, or what events may have taken place before this, it doesn't look good for the homeowner.

    Also, none of this makes sense...

    Roop’s testimony, as reported by local NBC 2 News, alleges that Rainey's tone of voice, attitude and demeanor made the shooter nervous. Roop claims he became scared because the salesman was approaching his house, so he pulled out his gun and fired.

    Roop adds that he fired a second time, aiming at Rainey’s head, “for effect.”
    Are we to believe these were "warning shots"? Sounds to me like he was an angry fellow and this claim of shooting at his head "for effect" is an attempt to make it out to be an accident that he hit him.



    Any which way... that's one thing that freaks me out about walking up to a home unannounced - you never know what could happen. Maybe you stumble upon a bunch of criminals that are none too happy that they have "company"...

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    • #3
      This hits close. I used to hang out with him in High School..... RIP NICK!
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      • #4
        This is the exact reason I don't like going door to door or even putting door hangers on. I really don't want to deal with an angry homeowner, you don't know who lives behind that door, they could be a deranged killer.
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        • #5
          Well he just commited murder.. so two people lost their lives.

          I go d2d.. and will continue. I think its kinda funny that established guys like to try and scare off new guys from d2d.. I guess its a self defense mechanism.

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          • #6
            Well he just commited murder.. so two people lost their lives.

            I go d2d.. and will continue. I think its kinda funny that established guys like to try and scare off new guys from d2d.. I guess its a self defense mechanism.
            I was just being sarcastic.

            Its not murder in Florida. The guy wont be getting arrested. Where I'm at he would be charged with murder even if the guy broke in with a weapon. So I can knock on all the doors I want but I still choose not to.

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            • #7
              I was just being sarcastic.

              Its not murder in Florida. The guy wont be getting arrested. Where I'm at he would be charged with murder even if the guy broke in with a weapon. So I can knock on all the doors I want but I still choose not to.
              Did you read the last sentence?

              Roop appeared in court on Thursday and was charged with homicide murder dangerous depraved without premeditation in the death. The State Attorney’s Office ordered that he be held without bond "due to the serious nature of the crime."

              Simmo.

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              • #8
                He was. Harged with 2nd degree murder
                Liberty Landscaping LLC
                www.libertylndscpng.com
                Woodbridge, NJ

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                • #9
                  Well he just commited murder.. so two people lost their lives.

                  I go d2d.. and will continue. I think its kinda funny that established guys like to try and scare off new guys from d2d.. I guess its a self defense mechanism.
                  absolutely wrong, i been in business for 23 years and i make a dam good living and i never had to resort to knocking on peoples doors like a gypsy vagabon.

                  come to northern nj and try knocking on peoples doors and see what happens mr know it all.
                  every county you step foot in has a no solicitating sign posted at its borders and and will result in a arrest unless of course you pay the fee for a permit that is only good for a specified date and time.

                  the only exception is sussex county where the hillbilly's will call the cops and say you are trying to break in and then they will come out and shoot you.

                  please come and try, just let me know when you are in town so i can follow you for a good laugh.
                  Last edited by dpld; 07-28-2012, 08:29 AM.

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                  • #10
                    i use door to door flyer hanging, never nock in the door, i alwasy turn around when i see no traspasing sign, fock that

                    here in tx he will not be prosecuted and thats rigth. i hate when people not in door tryig to sell me something.

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                    • #11
                      Did you read the last sentence?

                      Roop appeared in court on Thursday and was charged with homicide murder dangerous depraved without premeditation in the death. The State Attorney’s Office ordered that he be held without bond "due to the serious nature of the crime."

                      Simmo.
                      I missed that. I just assumed because of the castle law.

                      i use door to door flyer hanging, never nock in the door, i alwasy turn around when i see no traspasing sign, fock that

                      here in tx he will not be prosecuted and thats rigth. i hate when people not in door tryig to sell me something.
                      It looks like there not buying the trespassing part because if he could argue it was he would be protected. The laws are almost exact in both states.

                      D2D is one of those things that seems to work for some and not the rest. When I first started I knocked on every door within 3 blocks and flyered them 3-4 times. 3 years later I have never did a service for any of them.

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                      • #12
                        I missed that. I just assumed because of the castle law.



                        It looks like there not buying the trespassing part because if he could argue it was he would be protected. The laws are almost exact in both states.

                        D2D is one of those things that seems to work for some and not the rest. When I first started I knocked on every door within 3 blocks and flyered them 3-4 times. 3 years later I have never did a service for any of them.
                        so u saying that basically knocking on door to door is useless right

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                        • #13
                          so u saying that basically knocking on door to door is useless right
                          where I'm at. I think youll get a better response in small towns that are more neighborly then a city.

                          I know that I dont answer the door unless expecting someone.

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                          • #14
                            where I'm at. I think youll get a better response in small towns that are more neighborly then a city.

                            I know that I dont answer the door unless expecting someone.
                            yeah me too. thats why i ask, this is my second year in business i just dont like the idea of knocking doors its seem a little desperate, i have no problem taking to people but thats not for me.

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                            • #15
                              There is a certain % of the population that is 'off.' This poor guy going door to door ended up meeting one of those folks and it is too bad.

                              I am glad you made the post because it does give one something to think about before going door to door.

                              It makes you wonder, before this home owner went off shooting, what kind of customer would he have been? I bet a bad one at that too.
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