February 6, 2019

Wednesday (Moderated) Open Thread (020619)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Police — ‘Good Samaritan’ shoots, kills robber at Family Dollar

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Dekalb County, Georgia — Note (in bolds) that it’s the police and other observers who are calling this a positive result (presented in full; HT Weasel Zippers):

POSTED: JAN 29 2019 10:51AM EST
UPDATED: JAN 30 2019 08:44AM EST

An armed robbery at a DeKalb County store Tuesday morning could have gone the wrong way if not for an armed customer, police say.

It happened at a Family Dollar store in the 7000 block of Covington Highway. At least three customers and two employees were inside at the time.

According to police, a customer at the store shot and killed a robber during a hold-up.

“I’m glad that the Good Samaritan was there to save that person’s life who was just at work making an honest dollar,” said Conrad Fagan, who was in the area at the time of the attempted robbery.

A DeKalb County Police investigator told reporters the armed customer could be seen on camera shopping not far from the register when he noticed a man trying to rob the cashier at the register.

“He didn’t do anything wrong. He stopped a robbery in progress and did what he had to do,” said Sgt. Lynn Schuler, who described the customer as a Good Samaritan.

Police will not charge the customer, whose name has not been released. Although other customers were inside at the time, no one else was hurt when the customer opened fire. Folks who patronize the Family Dollar say they’re grateful he was brave enough and able to intervene.

“He was pointing a handgun at the face of the cashier and demanded money. I could understand why people here would call him a hero,” said Sgt. Schuler.

Go here for the rest of the story.