A man in his 60’s, who visits a certain Starbucks every morning for coffee, is credited with saving the life of an employee who found herself being attacked and beaten by a man she didn’t even know while working one day.
It all began while [Shelby] Hamilton was working an early morning shift at the coffee shop near 3900 South and 900 East Thursday morning. Hamilton was standing behind the counter when a “haggard-looking” man entered, she said.
Instead of coming to the register to order, the man came behind the counter and asked Hamilton if she knew who he was. When she replied that she didn’t, he became angry and began beating her with his fists, she said.
The beating lasted for what seemed an eternity, and the man then picked up a metal bucket and hit her in the side of the head with it. Co-workers were stunned and apparently in shock, and took no action to help Hamilton.
It wasn’t until a co-worker began yelling for help that the 60’s-year-old customer stepped up to the plate and did what he could to help.
He got the attacker’s attention, and then the attacker stopped the assault and went in the direction of the customer. That’s when the customer drew his firearm and fired one shot, striking the man in the chest.
He stumbled out of the store and was apprehended by police when they arrived to the scene.
This story shows us just how important it is to carry a firearm, and what kind of impact it can have in a life-or-death situation. This man came to the store so often that Hamilton knew what his favorite drink was. All along, she had no idea that he regularly carried a firearm for situations such as the one she was facing.
The attacker was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Police suspect that he has mental health issues