by Morgan Freeberg | September 21, 2014 9:02 am
…with a gun, one of those big, bad, scary guns. ABC News (warning, video auto-plays) (by way of IJReview):
Before firing, [Jeremy] Hoven first tried dialing 911. But before he could complete the call, the first of the two robbers had vaulted over a counter and was standing five feet away from him. That’s when the pharmacist went for his own gun and opened fire.
The video appears to confirm that Hoven’s actions were defensive, and were made only in response to the robbers’ attack.
Peter Kosick of St. Joseph, Hoven’s attorney, tells ABC News that, in his opinion, Walgreens should have commended his client for bravery. That, too, is the opinion of township police Lt. Delman Lange, who, after reviewing the surveillance video, told the local paper, “If it was me, I would have done the same thing.”
But, according to the video, Walgreen’s sacked him because of an “anti-escalation policy.”
A lot of stores in this industry are situated in neighborhoods in which you don’t have to wait too long for a robbery to happen. And banning guns during a robbery makes as much sense as banning fire extinguishers during a fire. Didn’t Jeremy Hoven experience that first-hand? How many digits of “911” do you think he managed to dial before the robber was five feet away?
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