Two cable guys were working on a repair job around midnight in Houston this past Tuesday night when two young men, one armed with a gun, ran up to them demanding money. What the thugs didn’t know was that one of the repair men was also armed.
“It was just real quick,” said the unarmed cable guy, whose identity hasn’t been released. “We were expecting the worst.”
He was right to be scared. Although 15% of guns used in armed robberies are fake, this one was definitely the real deal, which was confirmed when the armed robber fired off a shot. The unarmed repairman was able to get on the ground, but the assault didn’t stop there.
“I went down to the ground, and that’s when he put his knee on my back and hit me on my sides. I thought it was over, and that’s when I started hearing the gun exchange right over me,” the technician said.
That gun exchange was the sound of his life being saved by his colleague, who was legally carrying a concealed handgun.
The concealed carrier shot one of the suspects in the leg while the other ran off. The 18-year-old wounded suspect is in serious condition, but he is expected to survive. The second man is still on the run. In pitch dark at midnight, one out of two isn’t bad.
Notwithstanding, we applaud the the concealed carrier for his courage, aptitude, and presence of mind in defending both his own life and the life of his colleague during this nighttime attack.
Here’s a news segment with the brief interview: