Pawn Shop Manager Captures Three Would Be Robbers Using Pocket Gun

July 2 2014
by GSL Staff
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gun_stockEmployees at The Castle Jewelry and Pawn in Kentucky became suspicious of three individuals who entered the shop due to the fact that they were wearing hoodies in the middle of summer.

The manager kept an extra close eye on the trio. When one of them broke a display case holding several high dollar watches, the manager was ready.

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The general manager took a gun out of his pocket and ordered the men onto the ground, Lockridge said. The men complied.

Police arrived within minutes and arrested the men.

All three suspects will face charges of first degree robbery.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides.

This is the 23rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Kentucky and the 1,193rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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