He could have run in the opposite direction and called the police, but that’s not what a sheepdog does.
At around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in Dekalb, Georgia, two employees and three customers were inside a Family Dollar on Covington Highway. Suddenly, a man pulled out a gun, pointed it directly into the female store clerk’s face, and demanded money.
“While the store was getting robbed, a Good Samaritan intervened” said DeKalb County Police Sgt. Lynn Schuler. “He shot the suspect several times.”
So, instead of getting the money he’d come for, the suspect paid with his life for threatening an innocent person with a deadly weapon. The clerk was badly shaken by what happened, but immensely grateful to the concealed carrier.
“She’s upset. She’s dealing with corporate right now… but she’s fine,” Schuler said. He also added, “He didn’t do anything wrong. He stopped a robbery in progress and did what he had to do… I could understand why people would call him a hero.”
And that they are. In a heartening end to a news video (below), community residents express praise and gratitude toward the yet unnamed sheepdog for being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.
“I’m glad that Good Samaritan was there to save that person’s life who was at work, trying to make an honest dollar,” said one man.
“It is a good thing,” a woman said. “Good people are still out there.”