Good: Gutsy but not a very good move. Store clerk fights back in Gaston hold-up

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    Good: Gutsy but not a very good move. Store clerk fights back in Gaston hold-up

    Gaston, N.C. — In an effort to capture a would-be robber, Gaston police this week released surveillance video of an attempted convenience store hold-up in which the store clerk fought back.

    The robbery happened Nov. 2 at the Gaston Food Mart, 105 N. Bay St., when, police say, a masked man wielding a sawed-off shotgun walked into the store around 10 p.m.

    Almost immediately, surveillance video inside the store shows, the store clerk behind the front counter, approached the gunman, reached for the gun’s barrel, and forced the robber outside the store.
    Story here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/8604563/

    Video here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/video...5/#/vid8604825

    Grabbing the barrel of the criminal’s shotgun is bold but a good way to become a statistic.
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    very dumb move that could have ended very badly...
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    That clerk was very close to death...either the gun was inoperative or unloaded...not good!IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    That clerk was very close to death...either the gun was inoperative or unloaded...not good!IMHO
    Or the robber didn't actually have the minerals to use it.
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    Cool

    Clerk needs to go buy some lottery tickets cause he one lucky individual.
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    Call me a sissy, but he'd have gotten all the money. Unless I was armed and could get good shots at him. I wouldn't want to wake up a shotty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    Or the robber didn't actually have the minerals to use it.
    This.

    He did not at all appear to be whole hearted into the job.
    Like many people, he probably figured that having the gun would be a talisman toward compliance.

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    Very lucky clerk
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    He shoulda just plugged the barrell with his finger...that woulda been safer /sarcasm off/
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    He shoulda just plugged the barrell with his finger...that woulda been safer /sarcasm off/
    ^^^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^

    Yeah,That would have worked. It always works in the real wor, ah, cartoons!!

    Dang lucky Clerk
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayzor View Post
    Call me a sissy, but he'd have gotten all the money. Unless I was armed and could get good shots at him. I wouldn't want to wake up a shotty!
    I'm with you! Unarmed and w/o body armor I'm not walking up to the barrel of a shotgun.

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