Posts Tagged ‘Store.’

postheadericon 2 Thugs Make Run at Auto Parts Store, One Survives

ROSELAWN OH — When a pair of thugs attempted to rob an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, they weren’t counting on someone inside being armed.

And now, one of them is dead.

As FOX 19 reports:

Police said two armed suspects entered a Roselawn O’Reilly Auto Parts around 8:30 p.m.

One of the suspects was shot by a person already inside, they said. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that person, 18-year-old James Hutsell, Jr., in the parking lot.

Fire officials were unable to revive him. Police have not released many details about who the shooter was, or the sequence of events that led up to the shooting.

It is not clear whether or not that armed citizen was an employee or a passerby, or a concealed carrier or not.

Although it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not the citizen was an employee or not, I’d bet dollars to donuts that they are a concealed carrier.

Regardless of what he was, however, I am sure everyone else in the store is grateful he or she was there at the right place at the right time.

Score one for the good guys.

Regardless of the background of the shooter, it’s a powerful reminder:

1. Stay armed when you’re at work, if at all possible.

2. When you’re running errands, stay armed.

In fact, you might want to stay armed whenever conveniently possible — just a thought.

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postheadericon Questionable: Man Shoots Teens After They Stole From Store

PHOENIX, AZ — A pair of teens were shot by a man the pair assaulted in a shoplifting incident, reports ABC 15.

Now, the question is whether or not the man who shot them was reasonable in his use of force.

According to ABC 15:

According to the Phoenix Police Department, witnesses told officers that the teens had walked into a business in the area and took several items without paying.

Police say the teens were then confronted by a man in the parking lot who asked them to leave the stolen items. The teens then dropped the items and reportedly started to hit the man when they saw he was armed.

Police say during the assault the man fired his weapon, hitting both of the teens. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Of course, the two 15-year-olds feel as though they were gravely abused.

“He was just screaming at us, ‘get down on the ground, get down on the ground!’ and we’re telling him, ‘we’re minors dude, you don’t have to shoot us.’ We even put the stuff on the ground,” said Michael Ward, one of the teens, according to ABC 15.

“That’s when he (Chris) started wrestling with the gun. I started coming in ‘cause I’m not gonna let my brother fight by himself, so I just started trying to get the gun away from him,” said Ward.

On one hand, there are witness claiming that these teens assaulted a man because they saw he was armed.

On the other hand, we have a at-least-somewhat-legitimate concern that the man violently overreacted to a shoplifting incident. God knows every Christmas season we see someone getting way too zealous in the attempt to stop petty crime and producing their firearm against Nancy who stole lip balm from the one remaining Eckerd on earth (sorry, they’re gone).

Was this man in genuine danger before the firearm was produced? Was there something this man could do to avoid the confrontation without sacrificing the safety of others? These questions are vital.

Whether or not the carrier was assaulted or whether the kids were defending themselves is almost immaterial to the point that needs to be made here: you use your defensive tool in the act of preserving life and liberty for you and others.

You don’t use it to perform a citizen’s arrest against Nancy.

Stay safe out there, folks, and be sure to keep your mind as sharp as your EDC knife.

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postheadericon WATCH: Store Owner Shoots At Armed Robbers, Sends One To The Ground

WHITEHAVEN, TN — When a pair of thugs entered a phone store looking to make some cash, they were soundly beaten by the store’s owner.

They were already brandishing their guns, and that was all the warning the owner needed to counter the attack.

As FOX 13 reports:

A Whitehaven store owner fought back when two armed robbers came into his store. It happened just Friday evening just before 6:00 p.m. on Millbranch near Shelby Drive.

The store owner fired his gun and started shooting at the two men. He hit one of the suspects who immediately dropped to the ground. The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. The other suspect is at large.

By the time the would-be robbers made it a few feet inside the door, they were being fired on.

As the surveillance video below shows, the fight was decidedly one-sided.

One of the suspects was reportedly hit, and found at the hospital later.

Take a look at the surveillance video below:

These thugs didn’t know what hit them.

This is another example of the importance of carrying firearms at work. These robbers were clearly ready to shoot the workers at the store.

Everyone in the area was threatened because someone thought it was a good idea to attack a local businessman, and if no one was armed except for the robbers, there’s a better than average chance an innocent person would end up seriously injured, or worse.

Stay safe out there, folks.

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postheadericon Store Owner Sentenced After Shooting Shoplifter In The Back

BAKERSFIELD, CA — A shop owner who shot a man in the back, back in March, was sentenced for the decisions he made.

Turns out, you can’t just go shooting shoplifters willy-nilly.

However, what’s surprising here is not the fact that he was sentence, but the length of his sentence — it’s about as light as could be.

According to 23 ABC News:

Elias Aguilar, the store owner who shot a shoplifter back in March, will spend 30 days in county jail. Aguilar was sentenced Tuesday morning after pleading no contest to assault on a person with force-great bodily injury.

In March, Aguilar shot David Carrillo, who attempted to shoplift $ 11 worth of items from the Azteca Market on Weedpatch Highway. Aguilar shot at Carrillo twice, hitting him once in the back. Along with his 30 days in jail, Aguilar was sentenced to 90 days probation. His jail time will count toward that jail time, meaning he will only have 60 days of probation once he is released.

Listen. Unless that shoplifter has a firearm, knife, bat, etc. out and is clearly a belligerent, you don’t open fire. Whatever they’re stealing, it’s not worth your freedom. It’s not worth your life. Replacing it will almost certainly be cheaper than whatever legal fees you’ll wind up with — and if you shoot an unarmed shoplifter, there’ll be legal trouble.

It is nothing less than astounding that this man was able to get so small a penalty for shooting a man in the back, even if he was a shoplifter. Other courts will not be so kind.

Stay safe out there, folks — but also stay smart. Keep a cool head. It’s more important than a defensive tool.

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postheadericon Malware found lurking behind every app at alternative Android store

ESET researchers have discovered an Android app store distributing malware on a mass scale.

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postheadericon iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Apple has bowed to pressure from the regime in Beijing, and removed some VPN apps from the Chinese version of its iOS App Store.

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postheadericon Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?

When it comes to protecting corporate information, some doubt whether or not the cloud is the best option. We look at all the security services available.

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postheadericon Store Manager Shoots And Kills Armed Robber During Gunfire Exchange

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — When two suspects entered the Coliseum Bingo and Games Wednesday around 5 a.m., the night manager knew he only had moments to draw his gun and get on target. The two armed suspects exchanged shots with the manager. The manager took a hit in the shoulder but was able to mortally wound Deshaun Rashaud Fisher-McCullum. Both armed robbers attempted to flee but Fisher-McCullum was found approximately 300 yards from the scene, expired from his injuries.

According to WFMY News 2, police say that Fisher-McCullum died as a result of gunshots received during the armed robbery. If his accomplice is caught, he will likely face murder charges related to his colleague’s death. The manager’s name hasn’t been released and police are treating this as a self-defense case.

In North Carolina, there are some adult games centers that are targeted due to the influx of cash they receive. Hitting a place in the early morning was likely a calculated move to try to get as much money as possible from the business. These two armed robbers likely thought that having guns was enough to keep anyone from acting ‘out of line’. It wasn’t. When criminals feel that they can threaten the lives of customers and employees, you can bet they’ll do it again.

Thankfully, this business hired the right night manager. Protecting a business with a gun is just a smart move — especially when cash volume makes it a high priority target for hoodlums. Winston-Salem isn’t a particularly violence-prone city in North Carolina but it still has plenty of people who refuse to be victims.

Another factor that likely worked in this manager’s favor was his familiarity with his firearm. There’s a good chance that man had fired his gun before he was stuck in that exchange of gunfire. Basic familiarity, taking cover, and putting rounds on target are often times the only factors that separate the quick from the dead.

When armed robbers enter a place of business, their first thoughts aren’t taking cover. For employees, it should be. Any amount of cover between you and the guy attempting to kill you can play an advantage. There’s less space for the bad guy to hit you and he’s still left exposed to your gunshots.

Good work on behalf of the manager. I hope he recovers from his wounds and gets a bonus for protecting the lives of his patrons.

If you work in a business that deals with either high volumes of cash and/or foot traffic, getting trained up on the proper use of a handgun is the first step to protecting yourself. The second step is to carry that gun every single day, everywhere you’re legally able to. The lives of those around you may well depend on your ability to use that gun properly.

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postheadericon 70-Year-Old Store Owner Shoots Robbery Suspects, Killing One; Not As Soft A Target As The Robbers Had Hoped

HOUSTON, TEXAS — As a local Houston store owner tried to get into his car, two armed robbers ambushed him. He drew his handgun and shot at both of them, killing at least one. Houston police arrived at the scene to find a deceased male matching the description given by the store owner. The whereabouts of the second robber are unknown at this time.

via ABC 13 Houston News

“When the first units arrived they found a black male shot on the ground behind the business,” said officer T.R. Jackson. “That man was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. It’s possible that male and another male attempted to rob our complainant out here.”

The store owner is a 70-year-old male who had just closed down his store for the evening. He was licensed to carry a handgun and police have filed no charges against him as they believe it was an act done justifiably out of self defense.

Despite his age, the man was more than capable of handling himself. That’s situational awareness and the daily reminder to always carry a gun.

It’s amazing how armed robbers have a tough time hitting someone who can hit back. Their success rate goes up exponentially when the person they’re ambushing is unarmed and afraid.

No doubt, if that man had owned a store in the Houston area, he’s seen his share of robberies and attempted robberies in vicinity of his place of business. This brings a real sense of grounded reality to a person because the idea of criminals attempting to hurt or kill people for their possessions is no longer theoretical. It’s a guaranteed probability.

That’s a big reason why business owners and everyday citizens decide to carry a handgun. It’s as simple as knowing that some day, it could be you that the bad guys come to rob. They’re not afraid of using deadly force against you — why shouldn’t you have the ability to protect yourself?

A decision to carry a gun every single day is one made out of great responsibility. It’s not just about protecting your business or your customers, it’s also about protecting your family. If they lose you, nothing in the world can replace that. When you get up in the morning and put that concealed handgun in your holster, you’re making the willful decision to come back to them.

Good work on behalf of this business owner. For the robber who got away, he’ll not likely be returning any time soon. And for the one that stayed, he’ll never hurt anyone ever again.

Carry every single day — at your place of business, in your home, and everywhere else in between.

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postheadericon Convenience Store Clerk Shoots An Armed Robber After Robber Sets Gun On Counter

LAVEEN, ARIZONA — When a 17-year-old armed robber entered a convenience store outside Phoenix, he probably counted too heavily on his gun doing the talking for him. Fortunately for the clerk had an opportunity to draw his own gun when the robber set the gun down on the counter.

According to ABC 15 Arizona News, the convenience store clerk drew his gun and shot the teenager. The robber ran from the store but was found near the location by police. They got him to a hospital where he is expected to recover and face charges.

Police believe the teen involved in the incident has no prior criminal history and this may have been his first go-round. Hopefully, surviving the experience will teach him that adult decisions carry adult consequences. Threatening a man’s life over a few hundred dollars in cash isn’t worth throwing your life away. That’s what I hope he gets from this encounter. If he doesn’t, I’m sad to say the prognosis for the long term isn’t so good.

As for the clerk, he did what he had to do to defend himself. You can’t take a gun pointed in your face by an armed robber as anything less than a direct threat upon your life.

There’s a term I keep hearing tossed around. It’s called “self-correcting behavior”. It’s a dark term referring to the fact that when idiots do dumb, illegal things, they either learn or they don’t get to be around long enough to be a threat to anyone else.

Every time I report on a story where a teenager steals a gun to go rob a person or break into a person’s home, I hope he lives long enough to learn the error of his ways. But, for the man with that gun pointed in his face, his choice is to live.

The clerk probably wasn’t expecting the robber to put his gun on the counter. When that happens, though, it’s maybe the only opportunity a law-abiding gun owner has to turn the tables.

I’d much rather the guy defending his life win the fight than the bad guy. It only happens if we carry every single day — on the job, at home, and anywhere else legally possible.

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