Vendor allegedly wounds would-be thief at Torrance (Calif) swap meet
"...Police said four men used hammers to smash the jewelry cases of one dealer about 3:30 p.m.
Budhan said she was working when she noticed a man smashing the glass display cases of a nearby jewelry salesman.
"The robber snatched up jewelry and began to run through the crowd when a vendor emerged and went after him.
"He pulled a gun and he just shot him," she said. "I didn't know he was going to pull the trigger. I ran. I took cover and ran."
The robber, hit in the back, staggered a few feet and collapsed. The shooter walked up and stood over him.
"He said, 'That's what you get. I hope you don't die,"' Budhan said. "He was waving the gun around like he was a sheriff or something."