FLA: CCW holder stops robbery
Two robbers stick up a Subway sandwich store, begin to force employees into the back room for possibly lethal purposes. But a customer has a CCW permit and a gun, and the score ends 2-0 for the defender.
UPDATE: the Sun-Sentinel has more details. The defender was a 71 year old Marine.
"They just happened to pick on the wrong guy at the wrong time," said Wesley White of Yulee in north Florida. White said he's known Lovell for 19 years.
Lovell is a former Marine who was a member of the helicopter detail that transported Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, White said. He also was a former Pan Am and Delta airline pilot who worked out regularly and was in good condition, White said.
"He's also one heck of a shot," White, 50, said."
The comments to the story number over a thousand, and are cheering for him. I liked "Subway now offers 7 six inch sandwhiches that have les than 6 grams of fat (as long as you don't put any condiments containing fat into them). And for a limited time, cap a thug, get a free value meal upgrade."
Hat tip to Eric Schultz...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't it seem as though there is a strong anti-CCW slant to the story? I get the impression that if she could the narrator would blame the CCW holder for the robbery!
Posted by: Alan A. at June 28, 2007 10:14 AM
Turns out that the CCW was a retired Marine officer/pilot, who used to fly Presidents around in Marine One.
Posted by: Rivrdog at June 28, 2007 03:46 PM
"took the law into his own hands", yeah right.
Posted by: James at June 28, 2007 03:56 PM
It definitely has an anti-gun slant. The news people seem to insinuate that if there weren't guns, this couldn't have happened. Like the robbers were somehow victims.
Posted by: Jim at June 28, 2007 06:24 PM
An old stud is still a stud.
Posted by: Letalis at June 29, 2007 01:33 PM
But Gadson's grandmother, Rosa Jones, said: "He ain't no hero. He is a murderer and God will serve justice."
They said their grandson sometimes hung with the wrong crowd but never got into legal trouble. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he has no arrest record. They said Gadson, who never finished high school, got tired of low-wage jobs and was pursuing his GED.
If he had continued working on his GED instead of trying armed robbery, maybe he'd still be alive.
Posted by: Dave at June 29, 2007 04:24 PM