January 3, 2008

ARMED CUSTOMER thwarts grocery store robbery:

A 51-year-old man stopped a masked man from robbing a Southside grocery store and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Charlie Merrell was in checkout line at Bucks IGA Supermarket, 3015 S. Meridian St., when a masked man jumped a nearby counter and held a gun on a store employee at 5:17 p.m. Monday, according to a police report made public today.

While the suspect was demanding cash from the workers, the police report states that Merrell pulled his own handgun, pointed it at the robber and ordered him to put down his weapon.

Read the whole thing. I suspect that Merrell will carry in Condition One from now on. Though his way worked. (Original condition-inversion error fixed. Danger of posting without coffee!)

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