You know those firearms that people like Florida’s Ted Deutch are working so hard to eliminate from civilian ownership? Well not far from Deutch’s district, the operators of a Miami food truck are awfully glad one of them was armed last week when a man walked up, pulled a gun and demanded their cash.
Here’s the story from nbcmiami.com:
The incident started around 10 a.m. when an armed suspect approached the truck in the area of Northwest 35th Avenue and Northwest 65th Street and pointed a gun at a woman inside, demanding she hand over money and get on the ground, Miami-Dade Police said.
The driver of the truck heard the commotion and came around and encountered the suspect, who pointed the gun at the driver. The driver was handing money over to the suspect when he somehow was able to arm himself and shoot at the suspect, police said.
That wasn’t the end of it. The wounded stick-up man tried to get away, but was held by a bystander. That’s when two apparent accomplices opened fire from a white car nearby.
The food truck owner returned fire. A short time later, a white car with a wounded man turned up at a local hospital.
Wild shootout at NW 35th Ave. and NW 65th St. Suspect holds up two workers in a food truck and demands money. One of those workers arms himself and shoots the suspect. Two men in a nearby car hear this & open fire on food truck. Worker returns fire, hitting one of the men @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/a6haOFFWTA
— Dan Grossman (@Dan_Grossman) January 29, 2019
The lesson: it’s never over until it’s over. An attacker could have one or more accomplices who could continue the fight just when you think you’re in the clear.
“We are very fortunate that this incident was not any more tragic than what it turned out to be. This is not something that we condone and we don’t ask anybody in the community to do this,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Angel Rodriguez said. “Please do not confront any individual that is armed.”
We suspect the food truck driver — who found himself staring down the barrel of a gun — would disagree with Detective Rodriguez.