By Matt in FL
Two guys tried to rob an internet cafe in Ocala, FL. A patron pulls a .380 and pops a couple shots off at them and they rethink their plans, falling over each other on the way out the door. State Attorney’s representative says, “Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don’t anticipate filing any charges.” Straightforward self defense, right? Well . . .
From the action captured on the security cameras, I’m really surprised the patron won’t be charged with something. In the first camera view, he fires three times, with a possible fourth as he walks out of frame. No problem so far. In the second view, he fires twice more — his last two shots — as he walks onto the tile. The third camera angle shows the final shot from a different angle.
The part I question is the final two shots. When those last two shots were fired, the goblins are clearly attempting to get away, so at that point the threat has ceased. The third camera angle shows his final shot was taken through the open cafe door, with the goblins actually outside the cafe on the sidewalk, and clearly headed for the hills.
I don’t necessarily want the shooter to be punished, but I think he should count his lucky stars the SA isn’t pursuing charges for that last shot, and possibly the one before it.