Chief Tango sends us a link to a story in MyFoxDetroit about two criminals who tried to rob a tax preparation office but encountered a security guard who was armed with a semi-automatic rifle. The thugs fled and only the security guard was wounded in his upper leg, according to police;
“The security guard that was inside returned fire, two shots at the suspect. Did not hit him. The suspects then fled the location,” said Inkster Police Detective Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith.
The couple ran off in different directions. Police do not believe the man or the woman were wounded.
The security guard shot twice, once through a doorway and a round directly through a wall.
The reporters keep calling the security guard’s weapon an “AR-15 rifle” but it doesn’t look like one to me – maybe. That might be the new code word for all semi-automatic rifles now like “AK-47” was for a while. But, it is pretty scary-looking, so it will probably be swept up in the scary-looking weapon ban – even though, in this instance, like most incidents, it was used on the side of good.