A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

For the Children

September 14, 2008. It was 9:00 PM at the A1 Discount Beverage Store in Lake Worth, Florida. A seven month old infant sat on his father's lap behind the counter. His mother stood nearby. It was tough visiting the infant's grandfather, he always seemed to be working. The baby's grandfather, Noel Nagi, was working the cash register of his liquor store this evening. It was the night shift.

A blond man entered the store and walked to the drink cooler, and selected a bottle of Gatorade. He ambled up to the counter and asked "How much for a pack of cigarettes?" Rather than reaching for his wallet, he pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

As Noel was handing the gunman about $150, he uttered "Just don't do anything crazy. There's a baby."

"I don't give a fuck," snarled the gunman and he turned to point the firearm at the infant. At that moment, a customer entered the store, and the gunman was distracted. The infant's father, Yamen Abdelfattah, passed the baby to it's mother who quickly locked herself and the baby in the office of the store. The blond gunman returned his attention to Noel Nagi.

After having been robbed at his check cashing business, Abdelfattah had obtained a concealed carry permit and had purchased his own firearm for self protection. He had practiced with his handgun diligently at the range. After ushering his wife and child into the office, Abdelfattah drew his weapon and fired as he rounded the corner. He shot the would be robber, Robert C. Martin. The infant's father shot the vicious criminal who had threatened his family to the ground, killing him. The attack on his family was over. Afterwards, Abdelfattah said someone asked why he fired so many shots. "How many shots does it take to kill someone? I don't know," he replied. "It's family first."

"I feel sorry for the guy and his family," Noel Nagi said. "But we didn't go after him, he came after us."

Martin is suspected of at least one other armed robbery. "We're not expecting charges at this time, but it will be turned over to the State Attorney's Office," a Sheriff's spokeswoman said.

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15 Comments:

Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Ah, bless that family. Thank goodness they had the ability to protect themselves, and to do so legally.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

"And another one bites the dust"

4:29 AM  
Blogger nature223 said...

not enough chlorine in his family's gene pool.
Dude did good with a justifiable shoot,I just hope he can live with the resulting media attention now.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous kilgor said...

Good. Someone points a gun at my wife or boy and he's going to have hell to pay as well.

I'm glad this scum who "doesn't give a fuck" about Mr. Abdelfattah's baby is dead. I hope Mr. Abdelfattah doesn't have any negative repercussions from this event.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good shoot. Another scumbag off the streets.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Murphy said...

I love a story with a happy ending...

10:25 AM  
Blogger JD said...

Well done sir, how to take care of one's family properly. Good to hear they aren't looking at charges

11:52 AM  
Blogger Carl H said...

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't mud-wrassle a saw
You don't pull the mask on the old lone ranger
Don't mess around with Abdelfattah

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Rush baby said...

Point a firearm at your seed, your future carrier of your bloodline, and you must REGULATE THE NUMBER OF SHOTS?!

I wonder....

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Mark@Sea said...

What, is there a difference between dead and deader? Ammunition isn't so expensive one need conserve it. Use enough to neutralize the threat - it isn't a job to leave half done.

6:11 PM  
Blogger El Capitan said...

Good riddance. Use as many bullets as you need to put down a rabid predator. You'll get no argument from me...

8:59 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

"someone asked why he fired so many shots"

For the person who answered the question, they obviously have no concept of someone making a threat against them, against their family. The thought of how many shots would not enter my mind unless I thought I might have to re-load. This man choose to be a sheep dog and killed the wolf before it killed his sheep. He should be hailed as a hero and the question should not be why so many bullet the question should be "can I buy a hero another box of bullets...ammo is getting expensive"

Long live the men and women who chose to be sheeodog.

Anthony

10:45 PM  
Blogger Shayan said...

Amen to all the previous comments. I just wish more people did what mister Abdelfattah did and got armed and educated.

Few tears are shed over men--er, well, human-shaped sacks of scum--who threaten defenseless children and innocent families...

And yes, anyone who threatens a man or woman's child should expect to face the full number of rounds in the man or woman's firearm. Fire until the threat is ended beyond doubt.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Matt G said...

Point One: If your threat is moving, he's still a threat. Keep shooting.

Point Two: If you're going to carry a gun for self-defense, you might as well carry one in a caliber that will move a person when he's hit.

Point Three: Remember Point One?

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Jay Hafemeister said...

Now he can add part time pool cleaner to his resume'.

2:47 AM  

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