Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Broad Daylight Edition

“’I said, ‘Really?’ Yager said. ‘I reached over like I was going to get my billfold and grabbed my gun and stuck it in his face and said, ‘You mean like this?’” That’s the rundown Steve Yager gave the Wichita Eagle after a hoodie-wearing hoodlum told him to fork over his wallet in broad daylight Monday outside his business. But instead of some tanned cowhide and legal tender, the deadbeat got a little snubby-induced dissuasion . . .

“He says, ‘Oh, I was just kidding! I was just foolin’ with ya, ya know?’ ” Yager said the man replied.

“Man, you don’t need to do that,” Yager said he told the man. “You was lucky you didn’t get shot. What you need to do is get the hell out of here before you get hurt.”

The suspect removed his hands from his pockets and told Yager, “You have a nice day. I don’t really mean this. I’m just foolin’. I’m going to leave.”

He did just that, running west on Douglas and then south on Walnut in the Delano neighborhood of west Wichita.

All’s well that ends well. Well almost. Steve’s been only too happy to talk to just about anyone with a mic who will listen to him about his DGU. And while the local PD has pronounced it a righteous non-shoot, the Eagle’s version is a little different than this one or this one or this one.

We don’t doubt the would-be wallet snatcher had a look down the Smith’s muzzle coming to him. But ol’ Steve seems like the kind of guy who just loves to spin a yarn. And this one’s getting a little more interestin’ with each tellin’. Why tempt the fates? Or the local prosecutor? You’ve read it here before and you’ll read it again. STFU. For your own damned good. [h/t Skippy Sanchez]