Manager Draws Gun on Attempted Robber, Assists in Arresting the Suspect, Then Finishes His Shift

December 8 2014
by GSL Staff
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The manager of a Meineke service center in Fargo, North Dakota acted like stopping an armed robbery was all in a day’s work this weekend.

According to WDAZ, when the manager found a suspicious person in the shop, the following happened:

Fargo Police say 32-year-old Eugene Fredrick Quinnett went in store and was digging around behind the counter.

A manager questioned him and Quinnett put his hands in his jacket and indicated he had a gun.

The manager then pulled out his own gun and Quinnett ran.

The manager provided police with information, including a great description and general direction, that Quinnett was heading. That information proved to be enough to locate and arrest Quinnett.

After Quinnett was arrested and police finished questioning him, the manager reportedly went back to work.

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, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is only the 3rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of North Dakota and the 1,359th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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