The gun you carry beats any gun you left at home. Especially in and around convenience stores which may as well be modern-day watering holes for bad guys. So shopper discovered when he was attacked in Klein, Texas by a group of five youths. Five-on-one ranks as a serious disparity of force. In this case, the twenty-something man escaped without life-changing injuries.
Despite being victimized, the man and his girlfriend reportedly continue to receive death threats for coming forward about the attack.
It happened in the early evening on Sunday. After asking the group at the checkout line to stop crowding him, they followed him outside and jumped him in the parking lot. Five men took turns punching and kicking the victim, even after he was to the ground. The store’s clerk and video surveillance confirm the victim’s account.
Here’s the video. It’s not easy to watch.
Now police want to make some arrests. From KTRK TV:
Investigators are searching for a group of suspects caught on video hitting and kicking a man after he left a convenience store in Klein.
It happened on Sunday around 7 p.m. at the Food Mart store located at 7134 Oakwood Glen Blvd.
The victim told deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office that he was waiting to buy some items when a group of up to six young men tried to cut in line…
The victim was carrying shopping bags, and said he just took it.
“I don’t know what else I could do,” he told ABC13. “The fifth one at the end came out of the store after purchasing goods, and came up to me and kicked me in the face and said, ‘Black lives matter, (expletive).'”
Here are a couple of ideas for Mr. “I don’t know what else I could do.” Drop your bags and fight back. Also, try to control your position and stack your attackers.
An even better idea is to be equipped to defend yourself. That means carrying a gun. While we all like to think this will never happen to us, reality is another matter.
This victim’s passivity and meek-and-mild body language may have communicated that he was an “easy mark” to the bullies who attacked him. But drawing a small-frame revolver probably would probably have caused the group to run with great enthusiasm…in the opposite direction.