Robbery--What Would You Do?

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Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Darrell » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:04 pm

I posted this in another thread, perhaps a poor fit. This video shows an armed robbery at a Jimmy Johns sandwich shop. Look closely at the perp's gun. What would you do? I suppose if I was the guy behind the counter I'd just give him the money, plus it's probably company policy... still, the robber is a dumbass, and probably doesn't know anything about guns. Probably.

https://youtu.be/2xdtZ-ZksDc

ETA: the bad guy got nabbed.

https://youtu.be/FfJsItR1RH8
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Greg » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:37 am

Clerk did perfect, IMO. Calmly hand over the money, and *do not* give bad guy any idea his gun is malf'ed.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Darrell » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:42 am

I was threatened with a gun once in my life, by the dirtbag druggie older brother of an acquaintance. I would have enjoyed nothing better than to take it away from him and beat him half to death with it (if not clear the malf and shoot his ass). I don't cotton to someone sticking a gun in my face. :evil: Still, the clerk did the right thing, I guess.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Greg » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:05 am

Darrell wrote:I was threatened with a gun once in my life, by the dirtbag druggie older brother of an acquaintance. I would have enjoyed nothing better than to take it away from him and beat him half to death with it (if not clear the malf and shoot his ass). I don't cotton to someone sticking a gun in my face. :evil: Still, the clerk did the right thing, I guess.


Clerk is likely not armed, and may not fancy his chances in an unarmed contest. And bad guy needs only a second to clear his malfunction, if he figures it out.

If clerk hears a 'click' it's game on, but up to that point what does he stand to gain?
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Darrell » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:39 pm

Yeah, I know. Just sayin'. The robbery happened in KC, my sis there said the clerk is something of a hero for his cool in the incident.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby randy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:03 pm

My thought is that while the malfunction is obvious from the angle of the video camera, it might not be so obvious from the perspective of the clerk, who is probably mainly seeing the muzzle pointing at his face. Even assuming he knows enough about firearms to recognize that the weapon is inoperative.

Even if armed, the company is insured, give him the money, secure the door behind him while calling 911, and prepare to repel boarders if the goblin tries to re-enter the store (say because the cops are showing up and he wants to snag a hostage).

ANY indication the goblin is going to start trying to herd the staff to the back of the store, fights on, armed or not, goblins weapon operational or not.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Rich » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:40 pm

Clerk's probably unarmed.
It isn't his money.
Boss is standing behind him telling him to give the money up.

No brainer.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby rightisright » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:26 pm

My first thought when watching the video was the clerk was baked.

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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Darrell » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:59 pm

rightisright wrote:My first thought when watching the video was the clerk was baked.

This is true.

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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Windy Wilson » Thu May 11, 2017 9:28 pm

Rich wrote:Clerk's probably unarmed.
It isn't his money.
Boss is standing behind him telling him to give the money up.

No brainer.


Long ago, when Carter was still doing an impression of Doodles Weaver as President, I worked in a Savings and Loan as a teller.
We got robbed one afternoon, with the robber behind the counter, so he got every teller drawer.
After that, we got a linebacker-sized assistant Branch Manager.
His most notable quote was, "If a robber comes and wants the money from your teller drawer, give it to him. It's his money. It's his jail term, too."

The robber, btw robbed two other S&L's, and at the last one, a sailor on leave and a girl chased him and sat on him in the middle of the street until the cops came.
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Re: Robbery--What Would You Do?

Postby Jericho941 » Sat May 13, 2017 8:21 am

It depends on how I'd be feeling that night. If I'm good, I'm probably gonna try to do the same as the clerk. If I'm not doing so well, well...
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