So I open the local paper to the headline "Robber Shoots, Victims Shoot Back" and am immediately drawn to read what happened.
Seems an armed robber came into a barber shop demanding money. After the owner, worried about his customers, quickly complied, the intruder left. One of the barbers grabbed a 9 mm (registered) he kept in the shop for protection and stepped outside. The robber fired at him so the barber fired back. Then he, joined by another barber and the owner, gave chase. Residents along the way helped direct them as they trailed the robber and waited for police to get there.
Finally, the robber went to ground, but a K-9 and his handler soon found him and arrested him.
"We've never had any problems at our shop," the bemused owner said. And he's been at the same location for twenty years.
I'm glad no one was hurt. I'm even gladder the neighborhood residents stepped up to the plate and helped catch the guy. With so much distrust between people and police nowadays, it's nice to hear about a small town like this where the two groups can get along