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JSO: Robber trying to escape thwarted by customers with guns
Police said Christopher Hill ran out to the parking lot after ripping an entire Walmart cash register off the counter, but then he ran into trouble in the form of Army veteran Michael Reardon.
“Trouble.” Yep. (And how the heck do you get an entire cash register, one cabled for power and the computer network?)
Police said Hill approached Reardon, who was sitting in a pickup truck in front of Supercuts hair salon, and pulled a knife on him, cutting Reardon on the hands and legs.
“I reached in between my glove box and my console, between my seats, reached down and got my weapon and brandished it for him. He was like, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ I was like, ‘Then get out of here.’”
He did. But he didn’t get too far.
At the Starbucks, Hill approached a woman in her car at the drive-thru, got into the passenger seat and said that someone was chasing him.
The woman got out of her car, reached into the trunk for a gun and pointed it at Hill until he ran off, police said.
Oopsie. So obviously our little freelance socialist redistributionist needs a safe space.
Hill eventually ran into the Supercuts and locked himself in a bathroom, according to police. Workers at the salon told NewsJax that Hill was only in the bathroom a few minutes before police arrived.
Police said Hill came out of the bathroom with the knife in his pocket.
Yes. He locked in himself in a bathroom and waited for the cops to rescue him from his intended victims.
But my personal favorite part is this:
“These guys can talk about banning assault rifles and banning guns, but when it comes and happens to them, they’re going to wish they had one,” said Reardon, who was wearing an AR-15 T-shirt when he spoke with News4Jax on Monday. “I’m glad I had mine on me.”
In your face, Hogg. Armed defense works.