[CCW IN ACTION] Teenager Puts Gun In Driver’s Face, Demands Sunglasses — Gets Bullet Instead

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — A 17-year-old boy is listed as being in critical condition after he tried to rob a concealed carrier at gunpoint.  The event took place late Wednesday afternoon in Detroit’s east side.  A young father who was working as an exterminator saw a teenager approach him and try to rob him for his sunglasses.

His sunglasses.

Not his wallet, not his ride, not his cell phone – his sunglasses.

Joe Lanier, 24, said to WXYZ, “the boy tried to rob me, and I shot him. That’s what happened.”

Police are still investigating because that’s the standard operating procedure but as we reported recently, there’s a rise in armed teen thugs looking to make a name for themselves by stepping up to strangers with guns.  And what are they learning?  Well, for those that succeed – they’re sure to learn it’s a great way to get what they want.  And for this 17 year-old in the hospital fighting to hold onto life – he learned that it didn’t pay off exactly like he was expecting.

As we covered in a previous incident less than a full day ago – another teenager tried to rob a pizza delivery guy in Virginia only to find out the hard way that wasn’t going to work.

According to WXYZ, Joe Lanier has a legal permit to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Michigan and pending a ruling from the district attorney, the incident is expected to be ruled self-defense.

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 26 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his Sig Sauer SP2022 in a Dara Holsters Appendix IWB holster.

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