FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — As if walking into a Starbucks with a gun and knife while wearing a Transformers mask, and then getting taken down by a customer who wasn’t having any of his crap wasn’t enough, this thug is now wanting to sue the man who stopped his crime.
Why? He feels like the man used excessive force.
Give me a break.
Local news reports on the incident back in July;
Back in July, Fresno Police say 30-year-old Ryan Flores used a gun and tried to rob a Starbucks. During the robbery, 58-year-old Cregg Jerri stepped in to stop the crime, and the two got into a fight. Both men were hurt during the scuffle, but the Flores family said their son plans on suing Jerri for excessive force.
Flores is still in jail facing a felony attempted robbery charge. His mother says the family doesn’t condone what he allegedly did, but she says her son shouldn’t have been attacked the way he was.
Surveillance video shows Jerri drinking his coffee, when suddenly a man wearing a Transformers mask pulls out a gun, a knife, a bag, and then demands money from the barista. Jerri is then seen hitting Flores with a chair and a violent fight ensues. Jerri was stabbed in the neck during the struggle, but managed to wrestle the knife away from Flores and stab him several times.
Mom always to the rescue, am I right? In this case however, Mom is wrong. If California were a state that freely allowed concealed carry, her son might have ended up in the morgue instead of the hospital. She should just be grateful and move on.
But she’s not, and she’s a talker.
“The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante,” Chimienti told local media. “Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”
If I were in a store and saw someone being attacked with a knife, and that attacker was just about to rob the place with a gun, they’d be –at least– looking down the barrel of my gun. If they didn’t stop the attack –which is being done by means of lethal force– then they would be shot.
Mom needs to take a back seat on this one and let her son take the fall.
Furthermore, Jerri shouldn’t worry too much about being sued, simply because the premises for an actual lawsuit is just ridiculous.
Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a StealthGearUSA Revolution holster.