Monday, October 12, 2015

SC: A customer shoots dead a teenage armed robber at a restaurant

A CUSTOMER waiting for his breakfast shot dead a teenage would-be armed robber.

The man, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, will not be charged for killing 19-year-old Joshua Davis, who wanted money from a Waffle House eatery in the city of North Charleston in South Carolina, The Post and Courier reported.

“No one was hurt, which is the best part,” Waffle House division manager Brandon Rogers said.  “No one was injured — besides the suspect.”

A Waffle House employee told the paper: “He saved us.” A North Charleston Police Department officer at the scene was reported to have said: “It says something about firearms ... for good people with firearms being in the right hands.”

Davis, who died in the city’s Medical University Hospital, boasted of having guns on his Facebook page, New York Daily News reported.

The restaurant manager said Davis, who has a son, did not steal anything, and the restaurant saw only minor damage from broken glass.

It reopened as though nothing had happened later in the morning. An employee said the staff is moving on “as best we can.”

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