Sometimes I have to wonder what type of drugs our California government officials are taking and why the hell aren’t they sharing. The state is displaying symptoms of a serious multiple personality disorder, or at minimum a complete conflict of interest when it comes to how folks should or can protect themselves, their homes and their businesses. We all seem to understand how in “progressive,” victim-rich states, the police seem to subscribe to FEMA-approved methods of advising crime victims – just submit and let the bad doods do what ever they want. Unfortunately that didn’t work for one Castroville store clerk . . .
He took off out the back when he found himself staring down the barrel of a robber’s revolver. But the gangsta thought letting a witness run away on him might be a bad career move, so he took off after him. He fired three shots, hitting the clerk once in the ear. Luckily that was as bad as it got and the suspect ultimately fled the scene. It doesn’t say whether he got any money or not, but if he didn’t dip into the till, that’s one hell of a way to thwart a robbery.
Next up we have a convenience store owner who’d had about all the petty theft he could take. Gurminder Parmar (above) and his wife own a small mom and pop market in Lodi. They’d been robbed a number times, sometimes at the point of a gun. So Mr. Parmar tooled up to protect himself, his wife and his business.
When an unarmed Christopher Driggers decided he’d love to have a 100% discount on a case of beer, Parmar tried to politely get him to rethink the situation by shooting him in the shoulder. Driggers was found a few blocks away and admitted to the theft. Apparently Driggers is now recovering and charges are pending from the local DA.
Mr. Parmar, however, is now in some hot water. He’s been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. So much for protection of one’s property in the Golden State. In California, you really should just lie back and take it. Just don’t try to run, OK?