Don’t bring a screwdriver to a gunfight

Would-Be Robber With Screwdriver Foiled

A customer carrying a gun foiled a man who attempted to rob a fast-food restaurant with a screwdriver in his pocket, police said.

I’m not completely sure I would pull my gun on a guy just stealing money from the fast food place I was eating at, but three cheers anyway.

Comments

  1. In MA, depending on the police structures in his town or county, he might expect to be charged with brandishing. Or worse, since it came out later that no one’s life was in immediate danger. At the very least, he would expect to have his weapon impounded-evidence, dontchaknow- and possibly his permit revoked or not renewed in due course. Oh, and don’t forget the Boston Globe coverage of the incident, which would include witnesses discussing that they were terrified of the man with the gun in their midst, not the would-be robber. I hope for his sake that IN is not quite so insane as MA in this regard.

  2. In MA, depending on the police structures in his town or county, he might expect to be charged with brandishing. Or worse, since it came out later that no one’s life was in immediate danger. At the very least, he would expect to have his weapon impounded-evidence, dontchaknow- and possibly his permit revoked or not renewed in due course.’ I’m glad I live in Texas…

  3. From what was described in the article, it seemed the theif was pretending to have a gun himself. The good Samaritan was not really protecting the fast food restaurant so much as he was protecting the lives of the workers and potentially patrons at that restaurant. Certainly a worthy cause.

  4. Dfens: I would not draw unless I felt reasonably certain that the guy was about to harm someone. Granted, I don’t know exactly what happened or what the mood was, but I doubt I’d risk turning a bad situation into a real bad situation unless I felt there was no other choice.

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  6. Ted Johnson: Shouldn’t you be training with the Patriots? I think the Good Samaritan did the right thing. Why should he have let this guy get away with armed robbery? How does that benefit society? I believe we have become over-reliant on the police to solve our problems. Theodore Roosevelt encountered a similar situation (except the perp had a real gun) upon entering a saloon in the Dakota Territory. He solved the problem with a quick left – right combination and the would-be robber knocked his head against an iron stove on the way to the floor. I believe they put the unconscious scumbag in a shed while Teddy ate dinner and somebody went looking for the law.

  7. I’m with Bram. No matter what he might have had in that pocket, I would have loved to catch him as he crawled over that counter. He’d have wished I had a gun. They’d be surgically removing that screwdriver from his ass too.