There was no good guy and the BG got away in this case.
But it is yet another example of to what extremes BGs will go to get from us what they want, anywhere any time (AWAT).
I wonder how this father feels now having his boy taken from his guard and not having been able to do a damn thing about it else wise. :(
This is one of one million reasons why I choose to carry a gun concealed on my person, and train to use it.
As reported via WKYW.com (PA):
Sep 19, 2007 8:30 am US/Eastern
Caught On Tape: Bank Robber Points Gun At Toddler
(AP) ALLENTOWN, Pa. An armed bank robber grabbed a toddler and walked him to the teller's window, where a startling image of the boy staring up at the suspect and his gun was captured on surveillance film.
The robber took hold of the boy as the 2 1/2-year-old was leaving a PNC Bank in South Whitehall Township with his father, police said.
"As they were turning to leave, this guy is coming in and takes the boy and walks him into the bank and makes the father drop his keys and cell phone," South Whitehall police investigator Mike Harbove said.
The suspect -- hidden behind a mask, gloves and hooded sweat shirt -- also brandished the gun at a teller, police said. He did not threaten to shoot the boy or the father, police said.
The suspect fled on foot with several thousand dollars after the robbery Saturday afternoon.
Police have no suspects, but hope the photo will prompt calls from people who may recognize him.
The story with video of the incident can be found at; http://cbs3.com/local/local_story_261174616.html
Personal Note: I never go in the bank and pretty much have done all of my banking over the last 10 yrs. or so via driveup windows and as of this year online as well. But in a case like this for a CCW I'm pretty confident that a head shot, from behind, would be justified by any jury (maybe not a judge) in any court of the land.
Anyway again stuff can and does happen anywhere to any one at any time.