Crook watches the wrong person
From the (South Carolina) State comes the story... robber accosts a couple getting into their car, pushing a gun at the man and demanding the car keys.
His lady companion whips a pistol out of the glove compartment and lets drive. Not the best marksmanship, but it was under pressure, and she pots the robber in the posterior.
He's arrested at the hospital, and turns out he's wanted in ten other armed robberies, and a car theft. (He also had priors for burglary, assault, and drug distribution).
I know a lady who hired out as bodyguard. She would advise a client who was particularly needful of protection to retain also a standard bodyguard, some young fellow with a burr haircut who walked with a military stance and looked very alert. Then she'd tag along behind. If anybody tried anything, they'd focus on the male bodyguard, and probably ignore the older woman trailing along behind them in a big frumpy hat and looking unconcerned. And not realize they'd turned their back on someone who had a .357 in her purse, knew how to use it, and had taken 2nd place in women's pugil stick competition at the Soldier of Fortune competition.
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Apparently the reporter didn't take what he reported to heart - he ends the story with the "just surrender and give them what they want" line:
"IF YOU’RE ROBBED
Five things to help you survive an attack and help police
• Obey the robber’s commands. Robbers are less likely to injure if you cooperate.
• Consider all firearms to be loaded. Don’t tempt fate.
• Look at the robbers — notice details such as age, height, weight, clothing and tattoos to help you describe them to police.
• Take note of the weapon. Be prepared to describe it to police.
• Watch the getaway. Be able to tell police which way the robber went. If the robber flees by car, try to note the license plate number
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