Skip to comments.Iraq vet tells would-be robber: ‘you need to get out of here before I blow your head off’
Posted on 09/06/2013 5:43:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
According to The News Leader, the would-be robber pulled a gun on Jon Lewis Alexander who was working at Beer 30, a liquor store in Marionville, Missouri.
Alexander, who served 30 years in the military including four tours in Iraq, was armed and pushed the would-be robbers hand down and pulled out his Walther PPX 9 mm handgun.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
I think I probably would have decorated the floor with his brains.
Kind of a shame that the vile worthless thug got a warning
Guarantee he pulls a gun on someone else.
The clerk should not have been armed. Owning a gun doesn’t work. He should have called the police instead; the police are the only ones who should have a gun.
And think of the emotional trauma and loss of self esteem the potential robber will suffer.
He probably cried himself to sleep last night. Or more likely, went home, beat his wife and kicked his dog.
I would have shot him because he may come back - with friends!
He is in the sad situation he is in; likely due to suffering he endured under policies of Reagan and both Bushes.
What a man.
I love stories with a happy ending.
Now if that would only become more contagious.
After he changed his pants......
“gimme three steps”
If he would have capped this punk he probably would have lost his job.
< /Singing >
In my case, I'm afraid it's all academic - I would have been firing as soon as my muzzle cleared the counter.
This clerk has BIG brass ones, and a cool head.
The robber wasn’t wearing a mask. Who knows, he may have been planning on killing the clerk (no witnesses)
Is this real? It looks like bad acting to me.
All I can tell you is, it ain't like in the movies . . .
With the complicating factor that this is a combat veteran, so he doesn't have either the "whoa - this ain't happening" or the "eeek! run in circles and scream" reactions that are possibly more common.
This SOB is apparently still on the loose.
Two comments about this. First of all the clerk used a very impressive martial arts technique.
That is, the perp had his gun hidden behind him in his right had, and turned while trying to raise the gun to point it at the clerk. With his left hand, the clerk “stopped” the perp from raising his gun, while with the clerk’s right hand, he pulled his own gun and put it in the perp’s face.
A “stop” is the technique. And while only delaying the perp from raising his gun for a fraction of a second, it was a fraction of a second that changed the whole equation.
The second thing is that he should have killed the perp.
Freeing an armed robber to rob again is no different than freeing a rapist to rape again. While he spared himself the inconvenience of an annoying inquest, he cast forth this criminal to likely rob someone less capable, and maybe to even kill them first to avoid the possibility that they were armed.
It is the “Matador Rule”. If a bull survives the ring with a matador, it is always killed, because the bullfighters know that bulls are intelligent enough to remember the fight, and adapt, so that the next time in the ring they would be far more dangerous, even lethal.
The same rule applies to criminals. If they foul up trying to rob or kill you, you had *better* kill them, or you are to blame for everyone they rob, and maybe kill, in the future. And many are so stupidly fixated on their modus operandi, that they may return to kill you.
The m.o.’s of criminals can be amazing in their stupidity. If they rob a convenience store and get away with it, for example, they might continue to rob convenience stores half a dozen times in the future, even if they are caught each time. Often they are so dumb, that they will try to rob the *same* convenience store over and over again.
So save everyone a whole lot of grief and shoot them to death.
What you said.
Of course, it is easy for me to give advice to a hero after the fact, but it would have good if he could have told the robber to drop his weapon and lie down on the floor while he called 911.
SWEEET! Wish I could say I had the honor of serving in the same unit as him.. :^)
I was about to go on a tirade... but realized that this was sarcasm (I hope) ;^)
Imagining the pucker factor involved with having the barrel of a gun practically shoved in his mouth, he probably won't $h!+ for at least a week.
My advise was really not for him, but for everyone else.
He was also trained as a prison guard, so a lot of his training was in *not* killing criminals.
the store video cam must be attached to a rope or a kite.
I don’t do the /sarcasm tag like some do!
I figure people here don’t need that tag when I post something like that!
He was interviewed and asked why he didn’t shoot the robber. He answered, he wasn’t able to point the gun at me if he had I’d have shot him........interesting because he didn’t give the guy a chance to point the gun at him, he pushed that hand back while he had his gun out and ready...interesting video....
It was very neatly done, he pushed the thug's pistol aside AS he was drawing his sidearm. I suppose he could tell by watching the shoulder if the guy was going to try to get the pistol back in line.
As I said, I couldn't/wouldn't be waiting for that. Although I certainly would try to take the weapon out of line if I could, my instinctive response would be BANG and that would be happening right away.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.