[Video] Clerk Teaches Armed Robber Why You Don’t Bring a Pellet Gun to a Gunfight

December 22 2014
by GSL Staff
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A would be armed robber in Florida learned the hard way they bringing a pellet gun to a gunfight probably isn’t a good idea.

The suspected entered the Neighborhood Meat Market in Daytona Beach, Florida and produced a pellet gun. The clerk produced a real firearm and opened fire on the suspect.

The suspect immediately tried to flee the scene. He tried to carjack a woman in the parking lot, who turned out to be the clerk’s wife.

The clerk fired another shot at the suspect who then dropped his pellet gun and fled the scene on foot.

It is not believed the suspect was struck by the clerk’s gunfire.

This is the 122nd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Florida and the 1,367th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was actually shot. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, 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.

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