Another case of victims disarming a criminal
Another case of victims disarming a robber. As I've noted before, I can't find any reports of a criminal taking a gun away from a defender, but cases where the defender disarms the criminal pop up with some frequency. The victim has but one concern -- defense -- whereas the robber has to multi-task, control the victim and witnesses, keep an eye out for police, and get the money. He's also frequently intoxicated, high on drugs, and none too intelligent.
Hat tip to Clayton Cramer, who's having some technical trouble with his gun self-defense blog...
Ah, he's got it working, and here's the link.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Two people were arrested in connection with an
armed robbery at a Manchester market in which the store's owner
wrestled a gun away from a man who was pointing the weapon at his wife.
Police said that Patrick Shiner, 22, of Deerfield, N.H., pointed a
gun at Zohra Lakbiri, who was working as a clerk at the Orange
Street Market, during a robbery attempt on Friday.
Police said Lakbiri's husband, Matti Kenzou, was able to sneak up
behind Shiner and grab the shotgun, pointing it toward the ceiling.
The two wrestled while police were called. Two friends entered the
store and helped Kenzou subdue the man.
"I couldn't think, especially when I saw my 4-year-old son yelling,
'Don't kill my daddy. Don't kill my mommy,'" Kenzou said. "That was
it, and beside that, I was lucky."
Investigators said that Shiner and his girlfriend, Dorothy Collins,
were going to use the money from the robbery to get an apartment.