Clerk shoots, kills suspected Tifton robber
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Tifton Police are investigating the death of a 35 year-old robbery suspect who was killed in a botched robbery attempt Thursday night.They killed Benny Hill! You bastards! [insert Yakety Saks here). Kidding aside, when you pretend to have a gun it is treated the same as if you actually have a gun in the eyes of the law - and in the eyes of your potential victim as well. In this case, the clerk saw a man dressed in a manner so as to avoid detection acting for all the world like he had a weapon with which he could cause harm. The clerk, not wishing to become a statistic himself, took action using the best tool possible for self defense.
They say the clerk pulled out a gun and shot the man they believe to be Bennie Hill multiple times.
GBI agents said it happened at the Funny Fruit Thrift Store on 1424 Tift Avenue. The Thrift Store owner, who asked not to be identified, said the suspect tried to rob the clerk at gunpoint between 7:30-8pm.
While it's unfortunate that the robber was killed, he could have avoided it quite easily by remaining law abiding - you have to ask why anyone has a problem with this concept...
Dead Goblin Count: 443
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