Old Trooper sends us a link to the glorious news that a gun owner in Orlando has made the world a safer place when he was at his local ATM and two people with knives tried to relive him of his withdrawal. Unluckily for them, he had his firearm with him which he employed in the most expeditious manner, killing one thug (who I’m sure we’ll read later “never did nuthin’ to no one”) and frightening the other;
He shot Slivinski twice. Slivinski was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte, where he died.
Harvey took off on foot after the shooting but a tipster led deputies to him. He was arrested Saturday afternoon and faces attempted armed robbery and murder charges. Deputies said the murder charge was added because the attempted robbery contributed to Slivinski’s death.
The name of the ATM customer who shot Slivinski has not been released but deputies say he will not face charges in the shooting.
Both Harvey and Slivinski had lengthy criminal histories.
So the news that Orlando is a little safer today thanks to a vigilant, trained and armed citizen is a great way to start our Thanksgiving week.