Beaumont, Texas. A Walgreen’s parking lot at 10:18 p.m. Mister unnamed licensed gun-toter, maybe completing a late night diaper run, is strolling back to his car when a shotgun’s aimed at his head and it’s requested that his money make an immediate appearance. But the pharmacy customer’s gun was the only thing that appeared from his pants, getting a single shot off before the stickup man could even react. As the Beaumont PD reports, after the mugger dropped the shotty and took a powder . . .
Patrol Officers set up a perimeter and with the assistance of our K-9 Unit began to search for the robber. A perimeter officer spotted a man hiding behind a business near the area of I-10 @ Corley. This subject matched the description of the robber that was given by the victim. This man also had a gunshot wound to his hip. The original victim positively identified this man as the robber.
And shazam! When they caught the leaking lurker, they solved not just the aborted holdup, but four other outstanding crimes, too. All thanks to some derring do by a gun owner who took a (helluva) chance. Moral of the story: when it comes to carrying your heater, make like Nike and just do it.