Mother of Dead Armed Robber Wants Her Son’s Shooter Jailed ~ VIDEO

Michael Grace, Jr
Police said Michael Grace, Jr was armed and he along with two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive.

USA – -( “Why in the hell did this guy [pizza employee] have a gun?”

That’s the question Temia Hairston is asking in the aftermath of her son, Michael Grace, Jr., being shot and killed while trying to rob a North Carolina Pizza Hut restaurant with his own gun.

While we weren’t there, we think we can answer the question pretty definitively for Ms. Hairston; that Pizza Hut employee was carrying a firearm because of people like her son.

Police said Grace Jr. was armed and he along with two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr. …

The parents are angry that their son was shot and killed by an employee. They don’t believe the full story has been released to the public.
Apparently Ms. Hairston believes there’s some kind of conspiracy surrounding the fact that a Pizza Hut employee chose to carry a concealed gun while working in a retail operation that’s open late into the night. She can’t fathom why someone who’s working for a living would violate his employer’s policy by packing while on the job.

Hairston thinks there was something more going here. Her son had worked at that particular Pizza Hut in the past and was no doubt a model employee.

She said her son was shot in the head, and she thinks the shooting may have even been personal, citing past conflicts Grace Jr. had had with other employees at the restaurant.

“This wasn’t a body shot. This was a head shot. My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear. A head shot is personal,” said Hairston.

Besides, no one has the right to use deadly force to defend himself and other innocents during the commission of a crime. We can’t have people shooting armed robbers who threaten them. Only police officers should have that right.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston.

Because as we all know, police are always able to be at the scene of every crime, right when they’re needed most.

So while Ms. Hairston doesn’t condone what her son did, she says the employee who defended himself and his co-workers’ lives needs to be held to account for his actions.

Hairston said she thinks the employee who shot her son needs to be in jail, and wants all parties involved in the situation to be honest about what happened.

We couldn’t agree more. A little honesty about the death of her son would be a breath of fresh air at this point.

Dan Zimmerman
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Here is the policy. You intend to rob or kill people in a restaurant, you run the risk of being shot and killed. If you are committing a felony, you have forfeited your rights. He sucked at being an armed robber, sorry, but you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. The guy working at Pizza Hut is not the issue, what he does at Pizza Hut makes no difference. The now dead felon attempted to commit a crime, instead it ended with no one other than the criminal getting hurt. I would call that successful. No you can not… Read more »


amen brother its funny how someone goes to commit a crime gets killed its racist or the guy
was a model citizen its like the law doesn’t matter in america anymore everything is the fault of the
white guy


It’s great that that guy is dead, he deserved it. A local pizza place here in Texas was being robbed(with a toy gun). An employee had a real gun and shot and killed the robber. Fortunately, the employee did not face charges.


There is no law against using like force when defending oneself. The worker has a U.S. Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and with that the right to use arms to defend one’s life. The worker may have been violating company policy by carrying a concealed weapon into the workplace to defend himself against people who would threaten to kill him, so at worst, call for him to be fired. As for the head shot? I won’t even begin to imagine how this shooting went down. I know not where and in which position the robbers and the store… Read more »


Poor Temia, not exactly the sharpest tool.


I is amazing that people this completely stupid not only walk among us but are allowed to reproduce. But at least darwin took care of her POS son. Good riddance to bad rubbish


The fact is her son should not have tried to rob the store with a gun.


The mother of a thug son, I bet he was robbing the place for her.
Now the thug can’t rob anyone else, Job well done.

Bill Johnson

Yea… howz he ‘sposda get munny fo school if he kaint rob & keel fokes! Naw meen?

Thom Ream

…My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear…

Well thank God it didn’t hit him in a vital organ…

Dave G

LOL! opps
There it is.
Too bad he wasn’t armed. Oh, he was, because he WAS an ARMED ROBBER!
That’s why people dealing with Money are Armed. Perfect reason for 2nd Amendment, Concealed Carry, Stand Your Ground!
You sure brought him up well Momma. Pat yourself on the ASS.

Scotty Gunn

Another Dinnado Nuffin bites the dust.

Zebra Dun

“in the aftermath of her son, Michael Grace, Jr., being shot and killed while trying to rob a North Carolina Pizza Hut restaurant with his own gun.”
“During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr.”

Well, Whose gun did he get killed with, his gun or the store employees gun?

Bill's Incurable STD

When you try and rob someone , you take on the risk of getting shot and killed. I don’t care where this guy got hit, it is his fault for robbing someone NOT the employees fault for protecting himself and others.


The shooting was legit, but when they cut off his head and put it on a spike out in front of the store that was a little over the top.


Cool response! Got a lol out of that one.

Jacob M. Opperman

I will say this I feel and think that any one who works any where at night or even over night should have the right to be able to protect them selves. Any company who does not let any one on or in there building do so and this or other employees are kill or injured with doing there jobs should be suited by the families or employees them selves if they survive. I would not nor will take a job at night with a company who would not let me carry to defend my self in case or armed… Read more »


I posted on this thread, and have two emails notifying me that posts have been left. But I cannot find them, or even my own post. And no “help” button.


I can only hope the POS mom reads these comments; and learns how truly gleeful we are at her loss and grief…


I’m not gleeful at her grief or loss. Anyone who has lost a child can feel her pain. And should. I never want those feelings. To that end, we taught our children the difference between right and wrong and emphasized the need to do right, and the dishonor of doing wrong. This death would have been avoided, if the kid had kept his job at Pizza Hut, instead of learning from his friends that robbing ‘be cool, man.’


“Anyone who has lost a child can feel her pain. ”

Given her apparent history and recent comments, I suspect she’s totally numb between the ears.



Not certain whether or not your comment is sarcasm… but MY “glee” has absolutely nothing to do with gloating over her sense of grief (which may actually exist – although I am not certain of that, either, because her cultural/moral/ethical values are different than mine). My happiness, satisfaction, relief, etc is solely and specifically from the fact that an existing (obvious, undeniable) danger to society has been completely negated. In fact, I am ecstatic about that tiny – but real – improvement in my grandchildren’s world.


“…how truly gleeful we are at her loss and grief…”
No, I wasn’t being sarcastic. I was just reading your words and what they say is pretty clear to me.


This is the type of mother we get in today’s Entitled liberal nonsense. Had she done a better job at raising her son he might still be alive.She claims that he had worked there previously and the other employees might have an agenda. Did she ever think that He might have had an agenda and was there to kill someone there out of spite?Why do the parents of criminals always try to place the blame on anyone and everyone but their angel child?


This woman needs to be slapped awake, and arrested for raising a common hood, murderous slug and forcing the pizza hut employee into self defense mode.


Better that robbers should have to choose between death and giving up robbery than that good people should have to choose between death and submission to robbery.




your so right people are idiots lets get back to right and wrong have some morals


when did this happen… oop. found it November 3rd 2016!.


I’m assuming that most people will take it personal if someone points a gun at them, loaded or not. I’m also assuming that anyone with even half a brain realizes that if they point a gun at someone (especially during the commission of a crime) the person having the gun pointed at them is very likely to do any and everything possible to circumvent the situation, by whatever means available to them.

If you really don’t want to get shot (preferably in the head), don’t point guns at people, idiot!


This kind of thing is sickening. It would seem that people born and living in the U.S.A. would be able to do a self correction on themselves based on how others in this country live. I’m sure they are voters that the dems. bus to the polling station and give them all their free stuff in order to keep them as slaves to the party. In the picture of him, he looks like he is three sheets to the wind and not a specific ethnic person. Where did she find a last name for him, maybe it was one of… Read more »


Sounds like this Alex Giles idiot reporter agrees with the mother . Grace Jr. got what he had coming.


He was nothing but a piece of s**t and deserves to be dead.The world is better off without him !!!

Roy D.

When she was asked about his father she said she wasn’t sure who he was as she was servicing many clients a day during the time of her son’s conception. Some people don’t think that it be like that; but, it do. Good shoot.

Tim Goldblatt

Your F-cked up son walks into a public establishment with a gun and a criminal history, with maleintent in mind, and you are that ignorant to ask why? Kudos to the employee for ending a possibly horrifying ending and saving tax payers thousands for court and jail costs.


If an armed robber points a gun at me that is up close and personal, he should expect to have hollow points entering his body.


I most certainly hope the mother of the dead armed robber files a civil lawsuit against the armed citizen.
She will loose in court and the armed citizen can get big money from her each paycheck she earns.


You could all be missing the point. I think she doesn’t care about her son. She sees it as a way to MAKE money from this tragedy. If she can make anything about this a suable situation, she’ll be asking megabucks so she can try again with another ‘son’.


This mother is obviously an idiot and should not be allowed to breed. Her son was eliminated from the gene pool because he was an armed thug in the commission of armed robbery which is a felony. What is there to understand besides this? When her son was given a lead pill he took the long dirt nap, The shooter did society a big favor, he will not be robbing anyone else again ever.

Timothy Votaw

Typical ghetto whining. Raise a punk, he gets capped doing an armed robbery, she begins the usual too-little-too-late blaming. Looking for a race-based wrongful death payday, I’ll bet. Ho-hum….


The employee stopped that DNA gene pool. Thank you.


So, whiny mama. What did you thug son point his gun at? Thugs like to point their gun at the face of their victims to intimidate them. The defender defended himself in the same way. The thug likely had an opportunity to drop his gun and leave. As long as he kept that gun in his possession, he was a threat.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


He need da moniez to buy skoo-books.


The head shot is easily explained on several levels. First, at such close distances, it is unwise to make any move that is not, on its own, final. Warning shot, even a heart shot, the perp might not turn lights out instantly and may well get off two or three rounds back at ME. Second, with others about, and moving rapidly, in the store, aiming centre mass COULD, by a miss or overpenetration, endanger soeone else. The head shot would be high to start with and likely angling upward, thus far more likely to not pose any danger to others… Read more »


I think she ahould be charged for bringing up a pos dirt bag thieving son. Toss her sorry excuse of a self in prison .


I think I know where her son got that lack of commonsense from. Maybe she should be held accountable for his bad up bringing?

Samuel Stephens

Caca happens, even to scumbag robbers. I’m glad the scumbag bought bought the farm, one less dummy scumbag roaming the streets and menacing the people.


If this happened in Wisconsin and several other states Ms Hairston could be rest assured justice would be servered.

The two accomplices that committed the robbery with her son would be charged with murder in the death of her son.

Marc Disabled Vet

The Guy Moved !
SHOT placement SHOT placement SHOT placement

Vincent Brady

What about the other two robbers? Did the employee not pop them because they were unarmed? If so, amazing restraint consistent with good self defense techniques! Good job to the employee!


WoW! This mother needs a to get her head checked! Play stupid games win stupid prizes! If you don’t want to get shot in the head don’t try to rob a business!


I agree! He should be held responsible for what he did!

So when is the parade and firework show in his honor?


It’s become an epic argument of right over wrong and anti gun sentiment and pro gun support. The actual issue gets covered over which is, some people would rather be a useless drain in society instead of productive individuals. I have two sons who were stuck in a job finding hole. Both made decisions to relocate on their own. One is in Utah and one in Oregon for the hunting. They both went on their own with zero support and found the jobs to get started. People need to be resourceful and look beyond home and welfare for support or… Read more »

Constance Underfoot

Mom’s trying for the lottery, but doesn’t get that ticket was always a loser.


When will this madness end? Poor black folk being mercilessly gunned down while in the peaceful perpetration of their felonies! Please write your Congressmen and demand that this uneducated segment of our society be given special privileges over and above all others, just because they want it.

Marc Disabled Vet

Be glade Obama isn’t around, He’d be right there ,
with her pushing to have the guy (thief) enshrined as a saint .
And the clerk boiled in oil .

Wild Bill

@Marky, They still may put up a statue and name a school after him!


Or just move to Stockton California, where they are implementing a Universal Basic Income polilcy. if you’re breating, you get fi’ hunna diollah every month. No need to rob the Hut late at night.
(next thing ya know, someone will launch a lawsuit claiming that ONLY $500 a month is too little….. and demand MORE for the nothingburgers they serve up all month long.

Matt in Oklahoma

I know a place where a young man with a backbone and the will could get some work.
The only one needs jailing is the rest of that trash family.


Maybe we should put the mom in jail for child neglect!


Spare me. Give the employee a raise.

“She wished the police had handled it instead of an employee” translation….better my son had killed eveyone in the restraunt instead of being killed himself.

Picture of a welfare slut mom.

Great shooting!


This guy knew that the PIZZA HUT policy forbid PERSONAL firearms at work. He likely PERSONALLY picked PIZZA HUT as an easy mark. He PERSONALLY made the choice that ended his life. Thankfully, an employee choose to be prepared to defend themselves instead of follow the rule to be a sitting duck. (WANT TO SEE HOW TO CHANGE PIZZA HUT POLICY? HAVE THE CEO DO 6-MONTS OF NIGHT DUTY PERSONALLY working IN PIZZA HUTS.)


2 to the head 1 to the chest thats how i roll.and i dont care how far down on your luck you are.seems he got what he deserved theres no issues here.

Frank J. Ribarich, Jr.

He was down on his luck?? Give me a break. Go to a social service agency, beg if you have to but pulling a gun a people and getting shot anywhere (in the body) by someone defending himself is the risk you take when you break the law. The worse thing is the employee will probably loose his job and even worse Pizza Hut will pay these parents to go away. The guy didn’t come to his residence and pull a gun he went to the store (Pizza Hut).