Birmingham Alabama Bank Robbery May 07
Of course everyone can say how they'd do something different than Chris Chappell in this story - I'd think I might have done different but I can't really say because I wasn't there. I think all things considered he did pretty good. Many would have opted to have just tried to be a good witness and the BG would have probably gotten away.
Now for the story:
Police are praising the courage of a concealed-carry permit holder who helped subdue a gunman in a deadly bank robbery. Chris Chappell was making a withdrawal when a man opened fire, killing two tellers and wounding two others. Chappell ran out of the bank and drew his gun, taking cover behind his SUV. The gunman tried to flee the bank, but encountered Chappell and ran back inside. At that time two passing sheriff's deputies noticed the disturbance and turned around to investigate. The gunman grabbed a hostage and made another attempt to escape, but he was met by Chapell and the deputies. When the gunman stumbled, one of the deputies subdued him with a gunshot. "It's certainly commendable," said Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff's Sgt. Randy Christian. "It's obvious he played a key role in keeping the guy there until we could get there. It's a great testament to someone willing to take action."
(The Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL 05/16/07)