Life is?? #202 Equalizer in the dark
Attempted robbery gone side ways!
This is a reply about a failed Store Robbery in broad daylight! Posted on Facebook!
Here is my true story: from back a few years:
This was the a scenario I used - working in a 24 Hour market in FL while going to college on the 23:00 to 07:00 shift on weekends... Up about 02:30 we had business - from then til the early going to work crowd started coming about 06:00 the store was empty!
One night about 03:30 a single Black young man came in, walked back got a Coke then came up front to pay and ask if we still kept a pistol in the office?
I said that I imagine so - but I would not need to use it.
He then replied - " what are you going to be doing, if someone comes in to rob the store?
I replied - " Well they can have any and everything in the store, Beer, Wine, Steaks, the Cash, whatever. But " unless there are (4) with one coming in each of the doorways, I would go out in the Dark and wait with the Equalizer! "
What do you mean by that?
I replied, 12 AWG shotgun, with double Aught (00) buck shot. If they attempted to shoot at me in the dark; I would fire one blast through the main side door and clean all the bread/cakes off the rack there. If they continued to fire the next shot would get all the glass in the Beer - Wine cases in the back!
He paid up and left in a hurry -
BTW; there were no robberies during the rest of my time at the store, because the Police said, they were told that a "Craze Man working there with a shotgun!"
Sad but a couple of months after I left moving to a different city, a customer was shot in an attempted robbery!
The store was the "Village Market" located on 16th Street North - which is justover a mile up from the predominately Black section of St Petersburg, FL. -
** This is not racist - just actual and factual!
So don't go - there the Truth will always win out!
Let freedom ring!