Would you shoot a suspect who threatens you claiming to have a gun? That’s the decision that Pharmacist Pete Spallito faced last week, in Kansas City, Missouri. [Click here for the video.] A masked woman confronts Spallito demanding all the Oxycontin in the store. She said that she had a gun in the bag that she was carrying, and placed the bag on the counter. From kctv5.com . . .
Pete Spalitto described Tuesday’s events to KCTV5. He said that after the woman confronted his employee that the employee turned to him. The woman then demanded OxyContin from him.
He headed to the counter where he had his .45-caliber gun tucked away.
“I pointed it at her. I come into a good position behind the counter. I pointed it at her head,” Spalitto recalled. “She says, ‘I’ve got a gun in this bag.’ I said, ‘I’ve got a gun too.'”
The woman decided her best course of action was to flee and headed for a maroon-colored SUV with temporary tags. Spalitto gave pursuit until his hamstring had other ideas and he had to pull up. He is disappointed that he didn’t catch her.
He said he feels sorry for the employees of pharmacies owned by big chains who aren’t allowed to carry a weapon.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out if you’re selling drugs in this day and age you should have a gun on you,” he said.