GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OHIO — An armed, masked robber entered a convenience store at approximately 10:30 p.m. and pointed his gun at the employee working behind the counter. Thankfully, the employee had a gun of his own.
Unfortunately, in his haste, he tripped and fell behind the counter, firing a single shot into the ceiling. According to police statements, the only other employee working was in the back with his headphones in. He didn’t even come out to see what happened.
The thief, though, realized he was dealing with an armed — albeit clumsy — employee. He beat feet and didn’t steal a single thing. Witness testimony helped identify a possible suspect in the area but the thief managed to evade police on foot.
No one was hurt according to Cleveland.com.
That thief knew when to cut his losses. He was likely hoping to hit fast, grab some money and merchandise, and flee the area before anything could snag. He didn’t count on an armed employee willing to defend himself.
It could have been a lot worse for that thief. Methinks he may have a change of heart as to his favorite profession after this close call.
As for the employee that fired the gun, we’re absolutely positive that guy is going to appreciate his decision to carry while at work.
And for the guy sitting in the back with his headphones in? That guy needs to hit the unemployment line pronto. A complete lack of situational awareness could have cost him his coworker’s life. Albeit, perhaps he never valued it that much to begin with, but that’s still a woeful disregard for the well being of both himself and his colleague.
In conclusion, one night, one crazy sequence of events, and the result was no one hurt, no one jailed, and no one immediately fired. In so many ways, this could have ended completely differently — but we all understand that it’s because one person decided to not be a victim that this story ended this well.