GARDENIA, CA — They say don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Well, I think that might just doubly apply to fake guns.
Don’t bring fake guns to a gun fight.
Robbers might not realize what they’re doing when attempting a robbery is inviting a potential gunfight, but that’s exactly what they’re doing.
They’re asking for people around them to react to their threat as though it’s in earnest — and even worse for them, they’re asking for a fight that they being unarmed have just zero chance of winning.
It’s idiotic, as a couple of thugs learned in the video below.
In the video, the would-be robbers, looking sketchy as can be, ask for a pack of cigarettes, and then clunkily climb over the counter and start to subdue the clerk and take some money.
Enter, security guard who gives zero cares.
He walks in, almost casually shooting the two thugs, way closer to the clerk than I’d ever dare try.
The thugs spilled the secret to save their lives — they scream that the gun is fake.
The security guard’s reaction?
“Mine’s real.” No, kidding.
Take a look at the video below:
According to WREG, the two robbers were about 16 years old, and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. They were later charged with armed robbery.
You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.
Now, note for all the gas station clerks out there — if a pair of doofus thugs clearly just want you to turn around, you don’t have to do so. If you feel they’re going to hurt you unless you comply, do what you need to do. But many a crime has been thwarted with a little awareness and carrying at work.
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