Saturday, March 11, 2006

What’s the matter with kids today?

From Seattle Post-Intelligencer comes this report:
The man pulled a ski mask over his face as he walked into the sandwich shop, demanded money and pulled up his sweat shirt to reveal what appeared to be a handgun tucked into his pants.

The sandwich maker, a girl, 17, told the man she could not open the register unless he bought a sandwich.

When the robber began to yell at her, three teen boys, all friends of the girl, who were waiting for her to close up for the night, tackled the man and pinned him to the ground.
It turned out to be a BB gun but the perp did have a knife on him. While her friends held the guy down, she called 911.
Deputies believe the man was involved in at least five robberies in the Bothell and Woodinville areas, and Seattle police believe he committed six in the city, though police spokesman Rich Pruitt said investigators are still trying to determine if the man could have been involved in other crimes.

The 25-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of first-degree robbery.
Quick action on the part of all four youths. Well done!

(And before someone says they should have just handed over the money. What's to say that if this *sshole did have a gun, they would have been able to survive? Proactive intervention--if the opportunity presents itself--is always a good idea.)


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