Skip to comments.Moment pharmacist sprays robber in face with pepper spray... meant for GRIZZLY BEARS(video)
Posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:21 PM PST by rawhide
A pharmacist took matters into her own hands when a serial drug thief came back for a third time looking for Oxycodone and Methadone.
Pharmacy manager Susan Beller gave alleged thief Aaron Miller more than he bargained for a face full of pepper spray intended to stop grizzly bear attacks. Security footage shows Miller putting an arm up to stop the attack before he runs out of the Deer Park, Washington Medicine Shoppe.
Ms Beller told NBC affiliate KHQ that Miller had robbed the pharmacy twice before. Tired of being the victim, she took matters into her own hands.
The deciding factor for me is, I know how far away law enforcement is here from Deer Park, she told KHQ. I know that we are kind of going to have to take care of ourselves.
When the robber came back, he pushed a note on the counter that read: Gun. Give me all your Oxycodone and Methadone.
Security footage shows Ms Beller reaching for something out of view of the camera. But rather than delivering the drugs, she gave him a hefty dose of pepper spray meant to deter grizzly bears.
'Its called grizzly spray and its kind of high potency shots a long distance in a great big can for bears, she told kxly.com.
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The thug is lucky the pharmacist didn’t have a firearm because he certainly wasn’t expecting any resistance by the way he was standing at the counter........
Good for them and great to see this guy getting caught.
That’s unusual and cruel. A shot from a pistol could have ended the robber’s agony much sooner;)
She is lucky she is not dead? Where I live this robbing thief would have had his head blown off not sprayed by some woman. This feminism crap makes me puke. This is done by the media to make a statement to weakly respond to scum threatening your life. At my office and home I am never more than 15feet from a loaded firearm and I have pulled it and will again.this story sucks
No bears in Michigan?
Not according to the Michigan DNR:
Is that true?
I thought just about every state had bears.
Not to mention that the Michigan DNR estimates 15,000 to 19,000 black bears live in Michigan:
I am sure they are right and most are in the UP, but I a good number are in the LP.
While I applaud the pharmacists response to the robbers
attempt I also would suggest she acquire a stronger more
permanent means of protection. Apparently this was the
third time this waste of skin has come in to this pharmacy
to rob them. The bear spray may have deterred the third
attempt, it will not however prevent a fourth visit from
the addict....and the next time the addict may return with
a gun and transform himself from armed robber to murderer.
I do believe that by using the word “gun” in the note, this scumbag can be charged with armed robbery. Any legal eagles around to confirm/correct? (I’m not a lawyer.)
Heck man. Bail him out of jail for $10 grand, shoot him again, take him back, collect the bond.
Well, Pilgrim, we could give the ole boy your address for when he gets out, and you can test you 15-foot theory then. In the meantime, I’ll take the actions of the pharmacist in saving her own life, and the life of her fellow employee.
This is in the UK. Guns are not an option unless you’re willing to become a criminal yourself in the process.
Very good advice. My wife and I lived in Round Rock, TX, from 1998 until 2006. Back around 2000 a young woman from Georgetown, TX, home on Christmas break from Stanford University, went jogging on a trail along the San Gabriel River. She never returned to her parents’ home. To my knowledge, the authorities never found a trace of her and they presumed that she met with foul play. If she had carried some of the bear spray she might still be among us.
Ooops, my mistake... the event was in Washington state. It was reported through the UK Daily Mail website, which was why I thought it happened in the UK.
"...the Deer Park, Washington Medicine Shoppe"
The reporting newspaper is in the UK.
I have a can of spray for bears and it is supposed to be pretty darn potent. I often carry it with me while walking my trails.
When seconds count the police are only minutes away.
Great video, thanks for the post.
This one is about a Rolex dealer, Lance Thomas, and how he dealt with several armed robbery attempts,
In any defensive situation such as this, you must do a quick evaluation of the individual and make the best of what you see and have available. She won this one.
Had the perp displayed serious aggressiveness or a firearm, she may have been better off passively handing him the drugs. These spray powered devices can misfire as in being complete duds at the worst time.
In the end it worked out for her but no guarantees in the future. I fully trust a chamber loaded firearm to fire more than a spray can to deliver.
Yep...when the Government unConstitutionally infringes on your RKBA, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Mesa Junior College in San Diego, not Stanford University.
Washington is "Shall Issue" CCW. She probably would have been in a better legal situation if she had shot him dead.