GOOD: Burglar Tries To Rob The Wrong Store - Dalzell, SC

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    GOOD: Burglar Tries To Rob The Wrong Store - Dalzell, SC

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    DALZELL — A masked bandit tried to rob the wrong store Thursday night.

    A police report said about 11:19 p.m. a black man in his mid to late 20s brandished a shotgun at a 73-year-old store owner, demanded money and fired once, hitting the wall behind the owner. The store owner pulled out his own gun and returned fire and called 911 as the man fled the store on foot.

    Smoking a cigarette not long after lunch time Friday, Milton McCarty leaned on the counter behind the cashier’s area, a half cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup resting near his elbow. He said he’s owned McCarty’s Super Convenience Store at 3909 Camden Highway for 40 years and when he works at night, he always carries his weapon, declining to say exactly what kind.

    “He fired at me and I fired back at him and it was over with,” he said matter of factly, “and he took to running.”

    He quickly dialed 911, he said, and officers were on the scene in minutes.

    “I think I got him in the face a little bit, and that was it,” he said.

    The robber — having robbed nothing actually — ran out the door heading east on Camden Highway, McCarty said, hooking his thumb in the air, pointing behind him. McCarty simply shook his head and let out a laugh when asked what he was thinking when the gunman opened fire.

    “I carry mine (his weapon) all the time,” he said. “Everything’s fine.”

    McCarty said this wasn’t the first time he’s had to use his gun while working, either.

    “I shot one other fellow,” a while back, he said, but declined to get into details.

    The suspect is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 165 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, black shoes, blue jeans and a mask McCarty said was navy blue.

    Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said investigators were working to enhance the video images of the man and said they were unsure if the man left in a car after running out of the store.

    “We’re not sure if there was a vehicle,” he said.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
    Mr. McCarty seems to be a pretty cool customer under pressure. At his age I would guess that he saw action in Korea and wasn't too scared by some punk with a gun.

    Makes you wonder what kind of weapon he shot at the BG because of his quote "I think I got him in the face a little bit, and that was it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Mr. McCarty seems to be a pretty cool customer under pressure.
    Yep, and we need more like him: willing to carry, and cool under pressure.

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    Got to agree he handled the pressure well. Now if he will just get rid of the snake shot things will go even better.

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    +1 to Mr. McCarty, we definetly need more like him!
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    Yep bird shot is well.....for birds,he's lucky the guy wasn't as determined as the guy that got hit 22 times with 17 com from a 40 cal or he'd be really cool in the morgue
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