Would-be robbers end up losing money as stickup goes wrong
Two men Thursday used an unloaded revolver to try to rob a Northland gun store, even though the clerk wore a shoulder holster with a semiautomatic handgun in plain view.
Not surprisingly, the holdup failed miserably. In fact, the robbers lost $40.
Man, talk about a Darwin candidate:
1. Unloaded gun;
2. Gun store;
3. Clerk OPENLY CARRYING a firearm.
How much dumber could he have gotten? Maybe hold up a police station? A Northeast bloggershoot? I don't see how much more poorly this yutz could have chosen. Victim selection fail. Robbery venue fail. Armed robbery preparedness fail. FAIL FAIL FAIL.
And yet still, the clerk held his fire. If ever there was a situation where someone could not have been more justified in using lethal force, I can't see it. Gun stores, unless you live under a rock and have the situational awareness of a braindead gerbil, are generally only slightly less well guarded than the President. I have yet to frequent a gun store that didn't have multiple openly armed employees - much like the man behind the counter. Yet dumbo insisted on going through with his ill-fated scheme...
All truth be told, I prefer this outcome to a DGC addition - while it's always good when a goblin meets his deserved fate, at least the clerk is spared the messy and taxing task of administering a 230 grain lesson...
That is all.