According to the official Wauwatosa, WI police report: “[A] man was walking [near 105th Street and Courtland Avenue at 8:12 p.m. Nov. 13] when a light blue Chevrolet drove by him with its lights off. The driver then turned the headlights on. A teen got out of the car and threatened the man, who tossed his wallet, worth $60, on the ground. The thief picked up the wallet and ran back to the vehicle.” wauwatosanow.com adds a salient detail: the perp pointed a rifle at the victim’s head and yelled, “Give me everything you got. I’ll blow your head off.” Not even “OR I’ll blow your head off.” All of which highlights an important fact . . .
Unless you pick up threats early and take immediate evasive, defensive and/or agressive action, you will not get off lightly. In fact, as this report from learnaboutguns.com proves, satisfying a robber’s financial request is no guarantee that the attack has ended. Get too far behind the curve and things may not go well. At all.
Buffalo man walking near Cornwall and East Ferry Street late Friday was shot in the right hip by a robber after he handed over $20, Buffalo police said. Timothy Harris was listed in serious condition Saturday in Erie County Medical Center. Harris informed police that a man wearing a black coat and mask pointed a handgun at his head about 11 p. m. The bandit told Harris to get on the ground, then fired two shots. He then ordered the victim to “give me your money.” After Harris handed over $20, the bandit shot him in the hip and fled west through yards.
As our buddies in the Corps might say, semper fie or die.