Video: Subway customer shoots robbers

posted at 9:13 am on June 28, 2007 by Bryan

This is what licensed carry is all about.

According to investigators, two armed men entered the restaurant, pointing guns and demanding money. One customer turned around and saw a gun pointed at his face. Plantation police said that’s when the customer took the law into his own hands.

“As the customer was being forced into the restroom at gunpoint, the customer, who was in fear for his life and legally armed, shot the robbery suspects,” said Plantation Police Dept. Spokesman Robert Rittig.

Police said one of the suspects was fatally shot in the head. The other man was shot in the chest and was able to run nearly 300 yards into a nearby Bank Atlantic parking lot while trying to escape, police said.

Click to watch a video report. It may be the only time you hear a reporter describe someone who shoots and kills in legitimate self-defense as “legally armed and well within his rights.”

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I am just wondering… Who has a CWP? I know I do, and this is why. How many victims of violet crime are armed?

m1a1usmc on June 28, 2007 at 4:38 PM

OOPS… Violent not violet

m1a1usmc on June 28, 2007 at 4:39 PM

As another commenter stated (eloquently), I will save my sympathy for those who deserve it. There is no reason to believe it couldn’t have happened like the Wendy’s Restaurant shooting in Queens, NY a few years back. That time, the thugs rounded up the workers, put them in the walk-in freezer and killed them execution style. Here is a choice quote:

“Police responding to a robbery call early today saw the wounded workers upstairs and broke through the locked glass door to help them, Chief of Detectives William Allee said at a news conference.

The other five were found in a basement walk-in refrigerator, their hands bound behind their backs and their mouths taped shut. All but one died at the restaurant in the Flushing section of Queens. The fifth died soon after arriving at a hospital.”

Here is an original article:
http://archive.seacoastonline.com/2000news/5_25_w2.htm

Abu Daboo Doo on June 28, 2007 at 5:00 PM

This actually sounds like a failure of gun-control. I mean, one of the robbers escaped! Whatever happened to emptying your clip in the x-ring? The customer needs some more time at the range and some proper instruction as to how to deal with perps!

Still, he did get one perp and put at least one shot in the torso of the other, so he’s a B-student with potential to improve.

libertarianuberalles on June 28, 2007 at 5:04 PM

Way to GO! Oh, and welcome to Florida.

-cwp holder.

Static on June 28, 2007 at 5:04 PM

I sure hope the police don’t waste too much of the hero’d time or keep that business from turning a profit by dilly-dallying for ‘evidence’ etc… It’s obvious neither will be reimbursed for their time. Those crooks shouldn’t be able to hinder business or keep a law-abiding citizen from his date or TV shows. ;)

Rugged Individual on June 28, 2007 at 5:08 PM

hero’s time*

I don’t suppose it’s possible to have a 10 minute window for editing, eh…?

Rugged Individual on June 28, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Thank God that this conceal carry holder was there when he was. The people in that restaurant should be thanking him for their lives.

If you have a conceal carry permit, I say carry often (always when legal). And for those who don’t have a permit, look into it. You will definitely learn something about the laws in our country and you might enjoy learning how to shoot and protect your family and friends.

Abu Daboo Doo on June 28, 2007 at 5:14 PM

Two men enter, one man leaves.

LOL…..

The Ugly American on June 28, 2007 at 5:17 PM

This is what licensed carry is all about.

Fixed that …

AZ_Redneck on June 28, 2007 at 7:08 PM

Plantation police said that’s when the customer took the law into his own hands.

What a fallacy … Instead of acting like a responsible citizen, moreover, a responsible human being the customer perhaps should have waited for trained professionals in law enforcement to arrive?

Heh. We take the law into our own hands every day just smply driving to work.

AZ_Redneck on June 28, 2007 at 7:13 PM

Plantation police said that’s when the customer took the law into his own hands did our job for us, we were at donut shop.

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 7:32 PM

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 7:32 PM

Heh. The early cop gets the jelly roll…

AZ_Redneck on June 28, 2007 at 7:59 PM

Another Marine to the rescue! I don’t think this guy will have any problems dealing with what he did—-that’s what Marines are trained for.

More people need to have licenses to carry a concealed weapon, including me. I’ve been thinking about it for years, just haven’t got around to doing it.

pugsly on June 28, 2007 at 8:04 PM

I really envy you guys in the States with your right to carry firearms and shoot bad guys. Here in Canada, no such right exists. Indeed, if an intruder enters your house in Canada, and you shoot him, YOU will be the one in trouble. No Canadian has the right to use deadly force on an intruder, much less a robber in a Subway restaurant.

If this had happened in Canada, the man who defended himself would be facing second degree murder charges, as well as charges for carrying a concealed firearm. Suffice to say, the Leftists turned Canada into Sweden from the perspective of gun laws, while doing nothing to stop Canada from turning into the States from the perspective of violent criminals.

Truly, I say, the worst of both worlds.

jihadwatcher on June 28, 2007 at 9:48 PM

2nd Amendment – use it.

Get your weapon, get some shooting lessons, get your permit and carry.

It’s the best deterrent to crime and those who want to kill us.

flagwaver on June 28, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Subway customer shoots robbers

Suck on that, Quizno’s!

ReubenJCogburn on June 29, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Suck on that, Quizno’s!

ReubenJCogburn on June 29, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Winner!

p.v. cornelius on June 29, 2007 at 1:29 AM

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