To Catch a Thief, Canadian Style
The robbers offered violence. The shopkeeper used reasonable force to stop them. The customer was very restrained in his use of force. The firemen used overwhelming numbers but from the look of it minimal force.
Stupid robber ends up with a sore head. Innocent woman customer doesn’t. Sounds fair to me.Posted 4 years ago
“If only the store owner was armed, that situation could have been defused within seconds” -ductape009
“I’m not sure that is really a proper solution.” -Plyphon
Actually yes, it could have been an effective deterrent. You have two men who are brandishing a large knife and prybar, in an attempt in intimidate the patrons and owner. They have threatened everyone in that store, in an attempt to steal. Just the mere sight of a firearm, will more often than not end a hostle situation. They are petty thugs out to make a quick money at another persons expense. I applaud the man behind the counter for his actions, he was protecting his livelihood.Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
a baseball bat beneath the counter is there for no other reason than to leather someone with.
a 4 or 6 cell maglite on the other hand might just have come to hand in a struggle.
not rocket science.
Quite correct this. Applies to your own home as well. If a burglar breaks in and you clock him with a baseball/cricket/rounders bat you could well be done as you’d have used a weapon in a pre-planned fashion (don’t know the legal jargon 🙂 )Posted 4 years ago
On the other hand it’s dark, you need a torch right? And the fact that a 6 cell maglite is actually a two foot long metal bar, is merely a coincidence. At least that’s what a copper once told me.
Plus using the maglite you can blind them prior to biffing them
“In pretty much all robbery situations, there’s a very easy, quick solution that defuses the situation and avoids injuries etc.
1) Give the robber exactly what they want;
2) Contact your insurer.”-edlong
So your telling me if someone broke into your home, you would just sit there and do nothing? You would just stand by allowing all your hard work to literally walk out the door, and just file a insurance claim? If that ever happens I suggest you offer them a cup of tea and welcome him into your home while your at it. You know for damn sure the police won’t show up in time do be of any use.Posted 4 years ago
Seriously this is the problem with people these days, they are spineless. A simple home invasion can quickly escalate into beatings, rape or even murder. Don’t believe me? Just last month a woman was at home when a man broke in, he proceeded to beat and throw her down the stairs. How about the stalker who broke into a home and raped the women as she was on the phone with the police.
What I’m getting at is you need to have a means to defend yourself and property let it be a with baseball bat or even a can of mace. Sure some things are just possessions that are replaceable, and may not be worth fighting for. But there are situations you should stand up and fight.
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