Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Society That Fights Back

...Look, I don't know that it's all that much more polite (most people are polite anyway), but eventually it's a lot safer.

The other day, a fellow went into a grocery store on Indy's northwest side and stuck "something hard" against a clerk's back, ordering her to take him to the store manager's office.

En route, another employee noticed -- and shot the guy. (From context, it would appear that individual had a much better look at the "something hard" than anyone yet interviewed.)

Bottom line: bad guy is stopped, permanently; and IMPD isn't arresting anyone.

Details are still being filled in but it looks like a clean win for the people opposed to strong-arm robbery. And that would be most of us.

In a world where clerks have taken to punching out attempted robbers, crime really doesn't pay.

If you want less of something, stop subsidizing it! That's a message the anti-gun, anti-self-defense crowd cannot grasp -- but most people can, and have, and are applying.Link


Don said...

I doubt it was the security guard. I've never seen one in any Kroger or JayC that was armed (openly, anyway).
But knowing Kroger's policy, the shooter was fired 0.001 second before the round went downrange.

Anonymous said...

Goes with the "Hah!" post.

One of the Louies inscribed his cannon "Ultimo Ratio Regis" -- "the final argument of kings".

The Constitution begins with "We the People..."

Put the two together. In the United States (as originally conceived) sovereignty derives from the sovereign People; officials are hirelings employed to do the nastier bits, and they get some perks to compensate. Every sovereign citizen still has the duty and responsibility to defend the society, including fighting crime.

Choosing to take up arms is choosing to meet that responsibility. People who aren't armed are freeloaders demanding that somebody else do the work for them, while they goof off. That generally ends badly.


phlegmfatale said...

This is a great story with which to start my day.

Thanks! :)

Tango Juliet said...

“The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail… the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” -- Col. Cooper

Cincinnatus said...

Good result, as hostage taking scenarios are especially dangerous.

Any time a robber takes you to a backroom or other secluded location, its go time.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Maybe the REAL 99% has had enough? One can hope.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I want less government. Can I stop paying taxes now?

Anyway...my nephew-in-law works for Securitas in a large Indiana city that is not Indianapolis, and when he was on guard duty at the in-store bank in a local Kroger, he was required to be unarmed(*). So I'd be inclined to go along with Don and assume it wasn't the security guard.


(*) Stupid, yes. But it was a job. Thankfully he is doing something else for them now that isn't quite so exposed.

Tam said...


I don't know about the K-Roger's in question, but the mall ninjas at the local Marsh are packing heat.

danontherock said...

Fight back! If we all do it we will will.


The Jack said...

At that Kroger they have some security but not all the time, and not that early in the evening normally.

From the report it sounds like it may have been another employee.

Still, it's another data point in the causal relation between criminality being rewarded with headwounds.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Somebody may have already posted this (if so feel free to delete this comment) but apparently it was the store manager.

Larry said...

I saw the video of the clerk in Hendersonville and thought I was going to giggle myself to death. He took that guy OUT!
I don't know if he is a southpaw or not, but that left-handed hit definitely did the job.
I'm chuckling just thinking about it.

Robert Fowler said...

T.J. I too like a lot of the Col's ideas. He's the reason I carry a 1911. As for the story, I do like a happy ending.

ThePhantomReporter said...


From what I read in this morning's star the employee may be in deep kimchee for having a pistol in the workplace. To me he's a hero.