The police told her to put down her gun - she put it down on a sewing machine and that is when the robber tried to escape.
What if he had gone for the gun instead?
I doubt the Seattle cops could help her, maybe the dog would save the day.
The police are trained to be terrified of anyone holding a gun, and are apparently incapable of telling the difference in an incident such as this from good guy and bad guy.
How common sense and practical would it be to instead announce their presence and ask the woman to lower her weapon’s muzzle when she sees them enter?
The police are simply trained to treat everyone as a hostile, because they place their own safety above that of everyone else.