One of the preferred methods for relieving gun stores of their inventory these days is to crash a truck through the front window or door, then make off with as much ballistic booty as you can in about two minutes. Some Detroit area robbers attempted exactly that early this morning, backing a pickup truck into Motor City Pawn which, we’re told, does a big business in gun sales. However . . .
A Roseville pawn shop was the spot of an attempted smash-and-grab burglary early Thursday morning, but the theft was stopped by an armed store employee who shot back and scared the suspects off, police said.
It was about 5:20 a.m. when a large vehicle, believed to be a pickup truck, drove into the glass windows at the front of Motor City Pawn, which is on the 26500 block of Gratiot.
Hmmm. Why would a gun store employee be at work at 5:18am? It’s almost as if he was expecting a robbery attempt.
Police believe that two or three men were in the truck; one of them entered the store through the hole the truck created, but soon encountered an employee, who was armed and fired at two shots at the intruder.
The suspect(s) fled, and the truck drove off north on Gratiot. Nothing was ultimately taken from the building.
All’s well that ends well. But remember . . .
The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.
The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: https://t.co/JiRK3zkvkl
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 6, 2018