“A [Dayton, Ohio] Chinese restaurant worker pulled a gun on a teen customer after he asked for more soy sauce,” nydailynews.com reports. “Allan Lin, 40, allegedly yelled frantically after 19-year-old Munjed Milhem demanded more of the condiment to go with his takeout. He then rammed the weapon into the man’s chest. Cops were called to the Dragon City Chinese Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio, shortly after the alleged incident on Sunday night. They seized a Smith and Wesson handgun and three full 12-round magazines from Lin.” Well that’s just wrong. A great deal of Americanized Chinese food is inedible without soy sauce. The first question that popped into my head was . . .
Is that really the way it went down? As we’ve said here many times, it’s absolutely imperative that you call 911 anytime you brandish your firearm in self-defense, lest the bad guy call first and claim that you threatened him for no good reason. “I just asked for some soy sauce,” the robber tells the cops, “and this guy pulls a gun and rams it into my chest.”
That said, this story seems to be what it seems to be.
During questioning, Lin claimed the teen had been rude to him and had shouted at him over the lack of the condiment. He also alleged that Milhem had threatened to have him “jumped,” according to The Smoking Gun.
During questioning Lin shouldn’t have said word one, and let his lawyer do the talking. But Lin opened his yap, which elevated him from a suspected ballistic bonehead to a bona fide ballistic bonehead. While Lin’s gun rights have gone poof! at least he can console himself with our IGOTD trophy. To go.