File this story under Darwin Awards.
If you live in a state that properly respects the Second Amendment, be careful before pulling a gun on someone, as they may pull one right back.
A masked “gun man,” or rather “toy gun man,” tried to rob a Pennsylvania man in a local park. The victim, a 67-year-old man, pulled out a real gun and shot him, according to Pennsylvania authorities.
The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park — in other words, in broad daylight. “Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 67-year-old man was walking when he was confronted by two masked men. One was carrying a stick and the other a toy gun.”
“The man then pulled out his own .38 caliber handgun and shot one of the suspects in the head, police said. That man, who police say is in his late teens or early 20′s, died at the scene.”
Firearms are the great equalizer: here we see a young 20-year-old man try to rob an elderly 67 year old. Thank goodness he could protect himself.
The police superintendent said the toy gun looked very real; they did not realize it was a fake until they got close look at the “weapon.”
It’s refreshing to see the police’s reaction: “The victim did a great job,” Chitwood said.
The second suspect, the one with the stick, is still on the loose. The victim was taken to the hospital with chest pains but is expected to recover. He had a concealed-weapons permit.
No charges will be filed since the victim was acting in self-defense.
Darwin Awards indeed – it doesn’t get much stupider than this. Except for maybe the guy with the stick – trying to rob someone in broad daylight with a stick ranks right up there on the stupid meter.
Since they didn’t state the color of the perps, citizens won’t know what sort of man to be on the lookout for, so to the folks living around the Cobbs Creek Park area I would say watch out for guys carrying sticks – they’re armed and dangerous.
Side note – in stories like this they always tell us the age of the ‘victim’ – he was 67…he was 71.. as if he were some doddering drooling old man who couldn’t take care of himself. He didn’t get old by being stupid, ya know. Just sayin…
h/t to Garnet