Nothing ruins the plans of a simple-minded criminal like armed resistance. This is why so many citizens of the great country choose to exercise the Second Amendment rights.
And there’s something deeply satisfying that comes from watching video of criminal schemes getting foiled, especially when the criminal, as in the video below, get what’s coming to them.
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In this installment, two robbery suspects stroll into a Fresno convenience store. One is holding his rifle, as if just showing off the gun was enough to convince anyone that he was in complete control of the situation.
Spoiler alert: he wasn’t. The store clerk, who happened to be armed, wasted no time in establishing that fact.
Surveillance footage from inside the 7-Eleven shows the moment that the man with the rifle, and a masked woman behind him, demand money from the store clerk. The clerk draws and fires a round at the suspects. It isn’t clear if his aim was as good as his response time from the holster, but both of the suspects quickly reevaluated their plans and left the building.
The attempted robbery happened Monday just before 2am. Police are asking for help identifying the suspects. They fled on foot.
The male suspect was not wearing a mask. Authorities believe he is a Hispanic male approximately 25 years old, and is between 5’8” and 6’0” and around 160 pounds.
He was armed with what, at first glance, looks like an AR-15 of sorts. A closer look at the video has some doubting the authenticity of the gun. It is missing a buffer tube. It may very well be a toy or bb-gun. That doesn’t change the intent.
The woman is believed to be Hispanic, approximately 26 years old, 5’5” and 120 pounds with a light complexion. She was wearing a mask.
Anyone with information should contact Det. Kham Xiong at 559-621-2079 or Crimestoppers at 559-498-STOP.
The video, which is short and sweet, is sure to make it onto the epic fail and instant justice compilations that have made YtouTube so popular.