I STOPPED A ROBBERY LAST NIGHT

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I STOPPED A ROBBERY LAST NIGHT

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Post by Javier730 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:37 pm

Last night my wife, son and I went out a little later than usual to get some sandwiches at Subway. I waited outside with my son and my wife went in to order. I was parked right in front of the store like I always do so I could keep an eye out on my wife. My son was on my phone playing fruit ninja and he asked me to check out his new high score. When I put my attention back on my wife, I noticed she looked really frightened and was walking toward the door, no subs in hand. I told my son to stay in the truck because something was wrong with mom and I had to get to her. As soon as I got to the door I noticed a hispanic man with a blue bandana covering the lower half of his face. My wife quickly said to me that he threatened to shoot tha cashier if she didnt hand over the cash. I quickly drew my Glock 23 and stepped inside and pointed at the bad guy. He had his hand in his sweater pocket and had what appeared to be a pistol. I yelled at him to get on the ground. He quickly put his hands up and went to the ground. He kept moving around and I yelled at him to stop moving. I may have used a little profanity. While on the ground he asked if I was a cop. For some reason I said "NO BUT IF YOU MOVED I WILL SHOOT YOU!" He slowly stood up. At this point he was about 8-10 feet away. He took a step towards me. I yelled, "GET BACK!" and he kind of jumped a little but didnt step back.I yelled, 'GET BACK OR I WILL SHOOT YOU". Again, I may have been a little vulgar. He quickly complied took about 3 steps back and begged for me not to shoot him. He started stumbling towards the back of the store looking for another exit. He could not seem to get out so he came toward the entrance where I was standing. He paused about 15-20 feet away. (This subway is a little larger than others I have been to.) At this point there was a few frightend customers and employees behind him so I took a few steps to my right so they would not be directly behind him if for so reason I had to fire. The people behind him were moving around real frantically. I knew they might be hit if I fired. I yelled to him, "JUST GO!". He quickly stumbled towards the door and ran away. I stepped outside and my wife was in our truck holding my son and on the phone with 911. I was prepared to be thrown to the ground or held at gun point. SAPD arrived, disarmed me and began asking about the vermins description. They were very professional. I never even saw him walk in even though I was parked right in front of the store. I am very vigilant but I let my guard down for a few seconds and he went in without me noticing. I feel bad that I told him to leave but I was thinking about everyones safety. He was very fortunate that he did not take another step toward me when he stood up. I was literally beginning to squeeze my trigger when that happened but released my finger when he stumbled back and begged for his worthless life. I still cant believe this happened to me. Heres some links to the story.

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http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/ne ... urant.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by McKnife » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:50 pm

Good job. It's too bad that punk hasn't been caught. You have much more restraint than I, but no one was harmed and that's all that really matters. Thanks for your service to the community. :cheers2:
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Post by SewTexas » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:08 am

wow! just, wow!
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:54 am

Good on you. Well done.
Glad you and your loved ones are safe.
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Post by HadEmAll » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:49 am

Good job and good restraint in not unloading on the guy.

Only asking, and can't swear I'd do anything different, did your wife have something to cover herself with if the guy had had an associate waiting outside? Like a getaway driver?

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:12 am

Good job. When I saw the story, I was wondering if it was a member on here. Glad to see you are and that it worked out.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:17 am

Nice work. You handled yourself well. Your wife did well too by exiting in a hurry. We are glad it all turned out ok. Yes it would be nice to have the bad guy in custody but maybe he learned a lesson.
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Post by jayinsat » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:36 am

I saw the story yesterday and thought "why did you let him go?" The way the media reported it didn't make sense. Now it does. Good job sir! :tiphat:
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Post by Charlies.Contingency » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:44 am

I'd have the next round on me i I were in town, good job. You had the sense to put everybody else first, and you protected those in the store, You did the right thing in my eyes, because it's not about catching the bad guy, that's the job for the guys in uniform. :cheers2:
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Post by Abraham » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:05 am

Javier730,

I admire your consideration for the innocent bystanders.

Not everyone would be so steadfast in their thinking under such circumstances.

Great job!

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Post by Keith B » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:09 am

Great job. You made sure no one got hurt and there will not have to be any legal quesitons on justification of a shooting. :thumbs2:
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Post by TVGuy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:15 am

Nice job! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

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Post by ELB » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:39 am

Wowser. Good job.

And interesting to compare the first-hand account to the news accounts.

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Post by ripnbst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:59 am

Instead of telling him to go you could have told the workers to get back in the kitchen (AND MAKE ME A SAMMICH!). That would have taken them out of harms way and kept the guy in there. They would be more likely to comply than the BG.

Hind sight is 20/20 and you still did a good job nonetheless. May have been the "lead to jesus" moment he needed, but I doubt it.


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Post by gljjt » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:10 am

Hindsight is 20/20. In hindsight, I'd say you handled it perfectly! Well played.

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