LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wanted to see the face of defeat, here it is in all it’s glory.
During an attempted armed robbery of a thrift store on Long Island, suspect Ronald J. Kelly didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into.
Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground.
“She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich Rodriguez told The Post. “The two male employees saw what was going on and started punching the guy in the face. She grabbed the shotgun and started hitting him in the face with the butt of the gun.”
The employees kept Kelly pinned to the floor until police arrived.
None of the employees were injured, however Kelly was pretty banged up during the incident. He had it coming, no doubt. It’s a good day when citizens are able to fend off the bad guys.
While Long Island isn’t NYC, it’s still a relatively difficult place to obtain a concealed carry permit. But hopefully with stories like these, and the continued need to defend, it’ll become more of a reality for many others in gun control-heavy states.