While there will be the typical reports of “Black Friday” shopping surges on Seattle, Spokane and Portland news broadcasts, it’s not likely anyone will trump the tale out of San Antonio Friday morning, where an armed shopper discouraged a line-jumping thug who pushed and punched his way into a store.
According to the NBC affiliate in Dallas, the unidentified shopper in San Antonio will not be charged after drawing his legally-carried handgun. He had just been punched in the face, and other shoppers at a Sears store were pushed and otherwise harassed by the line-jumper. When the gun came out, the thug ducked for cover behind a refrigerator and then fled.
According to the San Antonio Express News, after several minutes shopping got back to normal. When store security arrived, they told reporters to leave. If you can’t maintain peace and order, at least don’t let the press talk about anarchy.
Santa Claus is coming to town. He'll need a bodyguard.
A Wichita, Kan., convenience store robber made a fatal mistake in the victim selection process Thursday night, according to the Wichita Eagle. Two armed robbers walked in demanding money and only one walked out. The clerk drew a gun and fired, fatally wounding one of the gunmen. The clerk had much to be thankful for last night.