Surveillance video shows the moment a store clerk shoots an armed robber twice
Mark Headstrong had never fired a gun before. But, when a robber pointed a pistol at him, the Wilmington, North Carolina, convenience store clerk acted fast and shot his assailant twice.First of all, dig the clerk's name - Headstrong. I used to be married to his sister...
But Mr. Headstrong's boss, store owner Musa Agil said his employee should have shot the robber dead: 'He should have killed him ... this guy was soft on him.'
Second, I can't decide if the guy's boss is cool or a jerk. I like the way he thinnks - "He should have killed him " - but I'm not too sure I'd want to work for a harsh dude like that.
The in-store cameras show Anderson walk into the store wearing a mask and black hood pulled over his head. He draws a gun and points it at Mr. Headstrong.Not exactly a crack shot. I doubt if he was aiming for the robber's finger.
The clerk draws his own handgun. Mr Headstrong, a soft-spoken man, told the Star News of Wilmington that he instructed Anderson to drop the gun. But the convicted felon didn't. Instead, he steps closer to the counter, so Mr Headstrong fired a warning shot into the floor.
The bullet ricocheted and struck Anderson in the leg. But Anderson still didn't drop the gun. So Mr Headstrong, wearing shorts and flip-flops, shoots again, hitting the assailant in the finger.
The robber finally lets go of his silver handgun and falls to the floor.IMO if some thug pulls a gun, don't do something stupid like firing a warning shot or trying to wound him. Aim for center mass and fire away.
'You'll be hailed as a hero,' Mr Agil told his employee during a news conference.
'But you'd be a superhero if you'd dropped him dead.'
And speaking of doing something stupid, we have this fool.
Police say around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Anthony Miranda, 24, walked up to a car parked at 55th Street and Kenneth Avenue, just a few blocks from Midway International Airport.What a loser.
Miranda asked the driver for a lighter, and the driver said he didn’t have one. Then Miranda pulled a handgun and demanded that the driver hand over his money, police said.
Even after the driver complied and gave up some money, Miranda ordered him out of his car, police said.
At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control of the gun and the two wrestled.
During the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his own gun, shooting himself in the ankle, police said.
The victim — who told police he is a martial arts expert and ultimate fighter — was able to pin Miranda down until police arrived.
Police arrived to find Miranda with a face full of lacerations and two black eyes. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment, police said.
Mr. Miranda should be glad he got off with only a few bruises and black eyes. If I was some UFC badass who got jumped like this I'd do my best to break a few bones...