GOOD: Clerk - 1, Armed Thug - 0, _ - Scottsburg, VA

GOOD: Clerk - 1, Armed Thug - 0, _ - Scottsburg, VA

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    GOOD: Clerk - 1, Armed Thug - 0, _ - Scottsburg, VA

    WDBJ7 Roanoke News and Weather NRV Lynchburg Danville | Clerk shoots would-be robber in Halifax County

    A store clerk shoots a would-be robber.

    According to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the clerk called 911 to report an armed robbery at Max's Grocery in Scottsburg.

    The clerk told the sheriff's office a man entered the store around 6:30 p.m. armed with a handgun and demanded money. The sheriff's office said the clerk shot the suspect who then left on foot.

    Deputies found the suspect around 8:20 p.m. in some woods near the store. He was taken to Halifax Regional Hospital with an apparent gun shot wound to the chest.

    The suspect, Richard Anthony Snead, has been charged with attempted armed robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

    Anyone with further information on this attempted robbery is asked to call the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 434-476-3334.
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    Good job by the clerk. I'm sure the Roanoke newspaper will run an editorial condemning the store clerk for defending himself though.

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    +1 to the Clerk. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Good job by the clerk. I'm sure the Roanoke newspaper will run an editorial condemning the store clerk for defending himself though.
    Days old, but really one of the things we should do when a local story like this breaks is send in supportive editorial letters to the local news outlets. Let them know we support the good guys defending themselves and expect them to do the same.

    Good job clerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Good job by the clerk. I'm sure the Roanoke newspaper will run an editorial condemning the store clerk for defending himself though.
    Probably. Wasn't that rag (and I use the term generously) the same one that lambasted the victims at VT for daring to believe that their being armed might have helped them defend themselves against Cho?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Probably. Wasn't that rag (and I use the term generously) the same one that lambasted the victims at VT for daring to believe that their being armed might have helped them defend themselves against Cho?
    I believe so, and if I'm not mistaken they took it upon themselves to publish the names and addresses of CHP holders as well in another article.

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    Here is the email address of the General Manager of WDBJ7 Roanoke News. If you choose to contact them, please keep it professional and courteous. Remember this station is somewhat sheepish so you must put your best foot forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Good job by the clerk. I'm sure the Roanoke newspaper will run an editorial condemning the store clerk for defending himself though.
    In the convenience store where I used to work, resisting a robber could get me fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    In the convenience store where I used to work, resisting a robber could get me fired.
    Not resisting could get you dead. I'd rather be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Not resisting could get you dead. I'd rather be fired.
    I know. I had a plan which included a pot of hot coffee.
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