Jewelry store owner shoots at robbers in San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- In San Jose, a jewelry store owner stopped an armed robber in a bold way. Police say she's lucky things turned out the way they did. Her strategy is not one they recommend.
There was a brazen move by two would-be armed robbers, an even more brazen move by an armed jewelry store owner on Story and King roads. It was a stand-off that could have easily ended in tragedy, but didn't.The whole freakin' article is like this. How dare that knuckle-dragging neanderthal be stupid enough to try to defend herself? Scott pointed out this little nugget of wisdom from the San Jose PD:
"We don't recommend it. We would have preferred that they just go ahead and comply with the request or demands of the robbers. Again they were after material items that could be replaced and again our biggest fear is that somebody would have gotten hurt, injured and possibly even died," said MoralesRight. Except in those cases where they decide to leave no witnesses, right Detective? You're talking about a little hole-in-the-wall place here, most likely owned by the woman who pulled the gun. Even if all they did was smash the place up and steal a bunch of stuff, that's going to seriously affect her livelihood - and you shrug it off as tough noogies? Really? Someone could have possibly died - gee, like the store owner?
I'm sorry, this is reprehensible on the part of the police department. There have been PLENTY of stories where the bad guy or guys walk into the store, execute witnesses, and walk out. Someone walks into your establishment with a firearm and threatens your life, you take them at their word and act accordingly. "Hoping for the best" is NOT - SHOULD NEVER BE - a viable plan.
Given the choice between a dead shopkeeper and a dead goblin, I'll take the dead goblin every. damn. time.
That is all.