An armed robber chose the wrong barber shop!
This happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where gun rights Sheriff David Clarke encourages citizens there to carry concealed for cases just like this. The Daily Caller reported:
A would-be armed robber who stuck up a Milwaukee barber shop on Friday received more than a haircut when an armed patron pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the criminal.
“He asked some questions about how much a haircut costs, then went into the bathroom to put his mask on and get his gun ready or whatever,” a man identified as Ty, the owner of Level Up Barber Shop and Auto Body Repair, told WISN.
“The robber took his eye off the guy that he originally robbed first. I guess he didn’t check him good enough because he had a gun on him,” Ty explained to WTMJ.
According to police, while the man was frisking other customers, the customer pulled out his gun and shot and killed the armed thief.
“One of the customers acted in self-defense,” Ty told WISN. “He had his (concealed-carry permit), a registered firearm and unfortunately killed the robber.”
Ty said he carries a gun himself due to the high level of crime in Milwaukee.
“The crime rate is so high. It’s like nobody wants to work for an honest living anymore,” he said.
Milwaukee has been the scene of a number of incidents involving armed citizens forced to defend themselves against armed assailants.
This is how you deal with living in a high-crime area. You can’t depend on laws that prohibit people from being able to carry a gun on them. All that does is encourage people like this robber to commit more crimes. And you can’t always depend on the police who will likely show up after the guy’s long gone.
In this case, it was at least two armed citizens against one armed criminal. One of the two citizens decided to take action, and the criminal had to pay for his bad decision.