Store Manager Holds Would-Be Robber At Gunpoint

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Store Manager Holds Would-Be Robber At Gunpoint
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio reports 10-13-2016 in Belmont, around 1:40 p.m., police were called to a report of a robbery in progress at the Belmont Market convenience store at 344 Watervliet Ave.

The manager said he knew something was suspicious. The suspect waited until the store was empty and then walked up to the counter wearing sunglasses, a hooded sweatshirt and gloves, even though it was warm and sunny outside.

The suspect then pulled out a note demanding money. The manager reported “Once everybody leaves this guy comes up to the counter. He passes the note. It’s in really bad handwriting so I can’t make it out. I ask him ‘what does it say?’ and he says “give me whatever you got to get the register before anybody gets hurt.” (Grammar original)

The manager continued “So I said OK, show me something. He says ‘no, you don’t want to get hurt.’ So I got to the side. I pull my weapon out. As he sees my gun he tried to leave the store, at that point I realize he does not have anything and he is bluffing.”

The video shows the manager run to the entrance, lock the doors and hold the suspect at gunpoint while an employee calls 911. The incident is captured on video. DUH!

Although police did not identify the suspect, a 19-year-old was arrested and booked on suspicion of robbery into the Montgomery County Jail.

Comments:

The manager calls the bluff of an apparent armed robber without the armed part. The threat is sufficient to assume that the robber is armed and so if the manager fired on him it would be justified under current law.

If they bad guy indicates by word or gesture that he’s going to shoot you, you are permited believe him!

Yet the courageous clerk spared the robbers life! Perhaps the would-be criminal will decide to reconsider robbery as a career choice. Or not.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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truckeral

Definite contender for this months Darwin award !

Don Bailey

He was attempting to rob the store so that he could get enough money to buy a handgun legally in order to expand his business ventures, maybe as in banking. Should have done some research first, maybe created a business plan before jumping in.

Tionico

well, one barrier to entry to YOUR business plan is that the punk is only 19, thus can neither pirchase a handgun legally from an FFL, nor can he get the rather necessary Mother May I Card to carry it about upon his person in public. He’ll have to make the best of it for another two years. Maybe once he gets sprung from his current stint in the GreyBar Hotel he can pull off a few more pseudo-armed jobs to get enough for the Big Boy Toy when he grows up a bit more. Of maybe on his next… Read more »

Tionico

well, one barrier to entry to YOUR business plan is that the punk is only 19, thus can neither pirchase a handgun legally from an FFL, nor can he get the rather necessary Mother May I Card to carry it about upon his person in public.

Tionico

He’ll have to make the best of it for another two years. Maybe once he gets sprung from his current stint in the GreyBar Hotel he can pull off a few more pseudo-armed jobs to get enough for the Big Boy Toy when he grows up a bit more. Of maybe on his next outing the storekeep he chooses won’t be quite so smart, or merciful, Pretend you’re armed and someone who IS and does not want to become your slave just might make you leak out all that courage you think you have.

subguy

This guy should go home and collect welfare. It involves a lot less hazards than the act he committed, and is a legal way to steal from people who work for a living.