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Man Throws Ham Sandwich At Customer, Argument Ensues, Gun Is Drawn


BROOK PARK, OHIO — A 33-year-old Brook Park resident was detained in the early hours of June 9 after allegedly stealing and hurling a ham sandwich at a customer in a Shell service station on Brookpark Road.

The incident occurred following a heated argument between the two in the parking lot. As per the victim, she was hit in the face by the sandwich, after which the suspect fled. When law enforcement arrived, she informed them about her concealed carry license while holding a gun, which was then temporarily seized by the officers.

The theft was identified by an employee at Shell, who claimed the man began eating the sandwich inside the store without paying, and instead engaged in a dispute with the customer. Police later located the suspect nearby and brought him back to the station for identification by the victim and the Shell employee.

Carrying a firearm carries with it a heightened responsibility for conflict avoidance. The primary objective isn’t to intimidate or engage, but rather to protect oneself when lives are under imminent threat.

Drawing your gun should always be the last resort when all other options are exhausted and immediate harm is unavoidable. Your firearm is not a tool for settling arguments but a lifeline when faced with a life-or-death situation.

About the Author

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 Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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