Violent crime continued in Detroit without interruption for the holiday season. An alleged armed robber tried his hand at it on Monday. He apparently contacted an auto salvage company, telling them he wanted them to purchase and haul away a junk car. When the tow truck arrived to pick up the hoopty, the intrepid criminal tried to ambush the driver.
Mr. Robber didn’t expect the hook’s driver to be so aware of his surroundings…or have his own gun. Given the fact that Mr. Tow Truck Driver had a concealed carry license and was carrying his gat that day, one might suspect that wasn’t his first rodeo.
So when Mr. Armed Robber ambushed the driver from behind, the driver shot him dead right there, potentially saving his own life.
Click on Detroit has the brief story of the end of a robber’s career . . .
An armed robber was shot and killed when he targeted a tow truck driver who had a concealed pistol license, Detroit police said.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26) in the 15400 block of Young Street on Detroit’s east side.
Officials said a man with a gun tried to rob a tow truck driver, but that driver was a CPL holder and also armed.
The tow truck driver shot the robber, and the robber died from his injuries, according to authorities.
It seems like there’s no shortage of gun-toting bad guys in Detroit, despite a litany of gun control laws that prohibit such conduct.
Take this fine young gentleman you decided to announce his latest felony on social media . . .
Man just out of prison posts Instagram photos of gun, chats about drunk crash in Detroit, feds say https://t.co/f6g22fJdPE
— ClickOnDetroit (@clickondetroit) December 28, 2022
Also from Click on Detroit . . .
A man who was just released from prison last year is facing a new charge after he posted public pictures of a gun on his Instagram account and chatted about being drunk during a crash in Detroit, officials said.
Trevon Mathis, 23, is facing a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, according to a criminal complaint that was filed Dec. 8 and unsealed later in the month.
Mathis pleaded guilty on May 18, 2016, to assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation and a felony firearm violation. The charges were linked to an incident from Nov. 4, 2015, according to court records.
Good guys without guns don’t stand much of a chance against armed bad guys. Fortunately the tow truck driver brought his own gat to the party and likely saved his own life from an accused violent criminal.