Robber With Toy Gun Got DRT


From PJ Tattler:

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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.

Careful – it’s loaded.

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

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17 Responses to Robber With Toy Gun Got DRT

  1. CW says:

    That’s one less scumbag on the planet.

    Maybe we should start holding a gala each year to give awards to people who, through their preparedness and bravery, eliminate scumbags from this Earth. They could be awarded with a small statue of Superman.

  2. captbogus2 says:

    One question: If the intended victim had acted, “In self defense” and Not had a Concealed Weapons Permit, would’ve he been charged then? And for what??

  3. Saltwater says:

    “You may be younger, and stronger than me, but you have never met anyone as dangerous before. I haven’t survived this long by being a victim.”

    A couple of thoughts and follow up:

    1) Authorities have identified the would be robber as 18-year-old Tyler Williams. I can say that he doesn’t look Scandinavian in the photo aired by WYW-TV.

    2) Don’t expect Al Sharpton to make an appearance. The DRT’s intended victim is described as “a retired black male with no criminal history.”

    3) His willingness to defend himself by engaging in hand to hand combat, has me wondering if the intended victim has a military background. If so, given his age, he most probably would have served during the Vietnam war. That said, I half expect the ageing, dope smoking, peace activists to decry yet another “crazy Vietnam Vet” gone berserk.

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks for finding and adding that, Salty, appreciate it. PC dictates they leave the shooter alone since he’s a black man.

      It also clarified the matter of the stick – it was a walking stick belonging to the shooter, not a weapon, nor a second robber.

  4. I.R. Wayright says:

    Yeah Kathy, since when is 67 “elderly?” I’m 67 but I’m not “elderly” just “experienced.” I can make this gray hair go away anytime. I have a bottle in the cabinet for just that purpose.

  5. Grouchy says:

    I think that “victim” should be, “Intended victim”.
    As the saying goes, “Ya pays your money, ya takes your chances – Win, Lose or Draw”.

  6. Garnet92 says:

    Yet another one of the “disproportionate” number of thugs who just happen to be of the dark persuasion – but nary a word from Holder, Odoodoo, or Sharpton – could it be because the shooter (supposed to be the victim) was also black?

    Must be, else there’d be all sorts of wailing and gnashing of teeth because another “child” was cut down in the prime of his life by an old white racist.

  7. Terry says:

    If that damn Republican Congress would just raise the entitlements awarded to these poor souls, these kind of tragedies would not happen.