Saturday, August 13, 2016

LOCAL PAPER



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


Barbershop pole isolated on white




6 comments:

  1. That smacks of desperation... how much money could possibly be on hand in a barber shop?

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  2. I am happy to know everyone was OK. What a sad post though. Someone wanted money with a gun and someone has a gun to protect themselves.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Seems the way the world is nowadays. Although my father always had guns around. Not for protection, necessarily, but he was a hunter.

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  3. I would have done what the second barber did. When I was growing up, my dad always had at least one gun in the house. If somebody broke in, it wasn't likely they'd be going back out on the own power.

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    1. I'm a coward so I would probably have hunkered down and waited for police. And then the guy would have got away!

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