Saturday, July 22, 2006

Backdating Options...Or Saving Lives

As I have previously posted, I love stories of law-abiding gun-toting citizens either blasting worthless criminals or stopping them from violent intent. This story via Drudge is a case of the latter.

A knife-wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co-workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him, police said.

The 21-year-old suspect, whose name was withheld pending charges, was arrested and then taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains, Memphis Police Sgt. Vince Higgins said. The attack apparently stemmed from a work dispute, police said.

The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.

Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."

"When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground," Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and that was pretty much it."

Absolutely beautiful. A Financial Analyst (normally the dregs of society) pulls a gun and stops a whacko from stabbing more people.

I'm not holding my breath for any headlines like "Gunman Stops Assaults." Gunmen are always bad people.


Anonymous spurringirl said...

We are NOT the dregs of society!!!

9:54 AM  

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