A suspect is in custody in Florida today after attempting – unsuccessfully – to rob a convenience store.
Of course, someone trying to rob a convenience store is nothing new. What was novel was the would-be robber’s choice of weapon – a cattle prod.
The would-be robber, 26-year-old Lance Tomberlin, actually used his cattle prod on the clerk more than once. And it looks like that ended up being his undoing.
You see, the store clerk was exercising his right to “concealed carry” – and decided enough was enough. The clerk produced his pistol. (No word on whether or not the clerk also produced his rapier, or told the would-be robber to “stand and deliver”. [smile])
Tomberlin then left the store pronto and was later apprehended by Leon County, FL, sheriff’s deputies. He is now in custody, awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery.
Chalk up another crime prevented by those “gun nuts” with their “evil guns”.
And no, MCPO NYC – you don’t get a prize if you can ID the musical reference. (smile)