Saturday, November 19, 2005

Ohio: Thief can dish it out but can't take it: "A convenience store owner thwarted an attempted robbery Monday by firing a shot of his own, according to an Ashtabula Police Department report. ... 'The intruder reached under his jacket as if he had a gun,' Capt. Gerald Cornelius said. 'The owner fired a single blast from his gun.' The weapon was fired into the air, but it was enough to ward off the intruder, who is described as being a black male. He wore a mask and dark clothing. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation, said he couldn't take a chance. A man entered his store and demanded money. He did not get any money or merchandise from the store."

Indiana: Store owner pulls gun on robber: "A store owner thwarted an armed robbery Thursday with a gun of his own. Employees at Saleh's Market, 401 Middlebury St., told Cpl. Robert Perry that a man wearing a Halloween mask entered the store at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, aimed a BB gun rifle at them and said, 'If you move, I will kill you.' The 64-year-old owner of the store then grabbed a gun of his own and pointed it at the robber, who dropped his gun and fled down Middlebury Street with the owner in pursuit, said Perry. The owner lost sight of the robber after a short chase, he said."

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