This is a scenario that has run through my mind a couple of times and wanted to get your opinion on what you would do.
You're standing in line at CVS and there is a lady paying at the register, a gentleman behind her and then you.
As the lady finishes paying and leaves, you see the gentleman walk up to the cashier like any average customer.
You move ahead continuing the flow of the line when the gentleman pulls out a handgun and points it at the cashiers face.
You don't know if it's real or fake.
You don't know what he wants or if he's going to shoot.
You have a split second to decide whether to draw your weapon and shoot or not.
The only person in imminent danger is the cashier and you are standing about 5 ft away from the BG with a clear line of sight.
What do you do?
A few clarifications on the situation:
- When I state that the cashier is the only person in imminent danger I mean that the BG has his sights set directly on the cashier and is not waving the gun around as someone may in a typical robbery.
He's not worried about you... When he should be.
-The distance of 5 ft was to give you a maximum distance from the BG.
Perhaps you started eyeing that Snickers bar at the end of the registers and decided to walk over and grab it before your turn to pay.