Thread: American with gun stops robbery
8/19/2006 9:02am, #1
American with gun stops robbery
Would-be robber with screwdriver foiled
Fri Aug 18, 5:19 PM ET
INDIANAPOLIS - A customer carrying a gun foiled a man who attempted to rob a fast-food restaurant with a screwdriver in his pocket, police said.
William McMiller Jr., 40, was being held at the Marion County jail Friday on an $80,000 bond for an initial charge of robbery.
He demanded money and threatened to shoot a cashier at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on the city's west side Thursday afternoon, according to Indianapolis police.
McMiller ordered a bucket of chicken then told the cashier, "Give me the money before I shoot you," police said.
He held his hand in his back pocket as if reaching for a gun, police said, then began to climb over the counter.
Paul Sherlock, a customer sitting in the dining room, approached and pulled out his 9 mm handgun.
He held McMiller at gunpoint until police arrived. Officers found a long screwdriver, but no gun, in McMiller's pocket.
Sherlock had a valid gun permit, police said.
Is that a screwdriver in your pocket or are you trying to rob me?
8/19/2006 9:28am, #2
The only way the story could have been any better is if the idiot had been pistol whipped before the cops got there . . .
8/19/2006 1:28pm, #3
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"Why were you robbing the place?"
"So I could buy a gun."
8/19/2006 6:47pm, #4
8/19/2006 6:53pm, #5
Originally Posted by jnp
8/20/2006 12:16pm, #6
I LOVE IT!
I'm going to the range right now to celebrate.
8/20/2006 1:05pm, #7
(also, because its my Birthday!)"You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
8/20/2006 1:08pm, #8
but wait . . . my understanding was that criminals are all armed all the time and you could never take a gun out in time to subdue one . . . world view crumbling.. . does not compute . . . love . . . is . . . kghzzzzrk
Seriously, though, we need to see more positve, unspun stories about guns.
8/20/2006 2:37pm, #9
It's my understanding that if you pull a gun on a criminal that they will disarm you and use your own gun against you.
(You will of course be unable to disarm them as simply as they disarmed you)
8/20/2006 2:52pm, #10Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
YOU can't disarm THEM because you're a RING fighter and the stuff YOU know is USELESS on teh st33t.
THEY however, can disarm YOU because they're HARD.
Sheeeesh. Sport fighters...Dave
Originally Posted by jnp