Akron Pizza Shop Robbery
In Akron Ohio, a man wearing an orange ski mask and carrying a sawed off shotgun stormed into a home owned pizza shop demanding money. John Hayes, the owner, complied, handing over a stack of ten dollar bills. The robber wanted more and Mr. Hayes found himself looking down the barrel of a deadly weapon. Then, the criminal looked away from the shop owner for a fraction of a second. The shop owner drew his concealed handgun and saved his life by shooting his attacker in the chest.
"As soon as I gave him the money, I pulled my gun out from my hip, pointed it and fired four shots." Hayes relates. The robber collapsed to the floor, then stood up. Hayes fired three more shots from his 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol. The masked criminal staggered outside and collapsed across the street. The cash scattered outside the restaurant. Mr. Hayes called 911.
When the police arrived, the armed robber, twenty year old Patrick Finney, was hemorrhaging in the street outside the pizzeria as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. The bleeding bandit's pockets had been rifled through by another predator. Patrick Finney expired a short time later in the hospital.
The righteous defender has a concealed carry permit. "I'm devastated," Mr. Hayes said afterwards. "It's an unbelievable situation I've been put into because of some person's carelessness and thoughtlessness. I'm in fear of my life, my employees' lives and the lives of everybody I know." Hayes has noticed a person photographing his establishment for no particular reason. He is receiving telephone calls that hang up immediately. There has been a noticeable decrease in customers. All because a twenty year old punk decided to make a little money with a sawed off shotgun and a ski mask.
The delivery driver at Mr. Hayes' pizzeria also has a concealed carry license and packs a gun. "People don't care. They take $100 and don't give a shit. They don't want to be identified and so they kill you." he says. "I'm not going to be killed for $100." While the death of Patrick Finney is listed as a homicide, it is unlikely that Mr. Hayes will be charged with an unlawful act.
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