Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just saying no

Not everyone might agree with the way this clerk handled the situation (and it's fortunate that the robber was something of the non-committal sort), but I think it's amusing that he simply said, "No," and that was quite enough.
[SAPD Sergeant Daniel] Alonzo said the store clerk told officers a man walked in, pointed a gun at him and demanded cash. But the gunman ended up leaving the store empty-handed.

"Basically, the clerk just stood his ground and said he didn't have any money to give him," Alonzo said. "The suspect really wasn't too threatening with the weapon. He just asked him for the money twice, and turned around and walked out."

Alonzo said witnesses reported seeing the robber casually walking down a nearby street. The clerk told police he thought he recognized the man as a customer who lives in the area.
(from KSAT-12)

Two more things:

1. That robber is lucky the clerk didn't have a gun of his own, or that he had one and decided not to use it.

2. What dimwit thinks it's a good idea to rob a store where he's a regular customer?

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