This is a discussion on Don't bring a knife to a gun fight within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Police: Dollar store owner uses gun to scare away attempted robbery suspect .by khou.com staff khou.com Posted on August 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM HOUSTON ...
Police: Dollar store owner uses gun to scare away attempted robbery suspect .by khou.com staff
Posted on August 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM
HOUSTON – Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a dollar store on Friday, but was scared away by the owner’s gun.
It happened in the 9400 block of North Freeway around 10:30 a.m.
Police said the suspect entered the store and tried to rob the owner with a knife.
The owner pulled out a gun from behind the counter and pointed it at the suspect, who ran from the store, according to police.
Police said the owner chased the suspect outside and fired several shots at the man. The suspect was not hit and fled the scene.
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It went from a good shoot to a bad shoot. He should be lucky he didn't hit the perp as he was running away!
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I agee that if the owner was going to shoot it should have been when the suspect was right in front of him. Folks get in trouble for shooting a fleeing suspect.
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I agree with all the above.
But it sounds like he was not truly prepared for the scenairo.
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If someone comes into your store and pulls a knife on you in an attempt to rob you, and you have a gun, just shoot the robber, end of threat and one less scum bag walking the streets.