A 65 year old small business owner in Garden Grove California decided five armed robbers weren’t going to make her a victim. Those five guys apparently put their collective brain cells together and thought it would be an early Christmas for them. They entered her business, Continental Jewelry, with pillow cases to fill up their quota. But our heat-packin granny had a better idea . . .
Facing five armed men, she got off two shots in their direction, making her point to the would-be Dillingers that they weren’t getting out without a fight. Apparently they were so scared, they were fighting with each other to get back out the front door. The getaway driver didn’t even wait for three of them to mount up before speeding off in their SUV.
No one was injured or hurt in this incident and the store employees were calm through the whole ordeal. But here is the real kicker: the local police felt a bit taken aback by citizens actually defending themselves. In a rule four reminder issued to business owners, Lt. Jeff Nightengale said, “Just like a police officer, when you fire that weapon and those rounds go down range, you have to be accountable for where those rounds end up.” Thanks, Lt. Jeff!
At the other end of the reaction spectrum was local Sheriff’s department rep, Jim Amormino: “They certainly have a right to defend themselves.” Refreshing, especially for California. So we need to congratulate our small business owner who despite being out numbered and outgunned stood up and defended herself and her employees.