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Sirens & Gavels

Espresso stand defender’s son is literally named Danger

What kind of people decide to tangle with an armed burglar while waiting for the police to show up?

Probably the same type who name their kid "Danger."

Bill and Deborah Weisgerber, the owners of Deb's Espresso on Northwest Boulevard, have fought off criminals trying to make off with their money more than once.

The latest incident occurred this week, when Bill was woken up by a call from his alarm company around 2 a.m. Wednesday. He found a 16-year-old boy with a knife inside, court documents say, and apparently used the skills he gleaned from his time as a wrestler at Cheney High to subdue the kid until the cops showed up.

Bill told KXLY that anyone who steals from him is taking food out of his kids' mouth. That would be a shame - especially since, according to newspaper archives, Bill and Deborah's son's middle name is "Danger."

It's a safe bet the younger Weisgerber will be defending Spokane's espresso stands himself before too long.

Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander came to the Spokesman-Review in 2014 after working for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She covers social services, health and science for the City Desk and writes a monthly data-focused column, Know Spokane.

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