By Tom Knighton
Just the other day, I reported on a 9-year-old boy who scared a car thief with a pellet gun. He simply pointed the gun at the bad guy, and the criminal decided not to take the risk. It happens.
While it’s not a good idea to bank on people doing so, it worked out for the kid who had nothing to lose.
It did not work out well for one criminal who thought he could pull a fast one.
Derringers are a popular style of pistol, but a faux rifle made by a man with the same name wasn’t nearly as effective when it was used in an attempt to rob a local Circle K Christmas afternoon.
On Monday, police arrested Jeffrey Derringer, 48, of Akron after they say he tried to rob the convenience store at Main Street and Tallmadge Avenue with a homemade fake rifle.
One employee ran to the back of the store to call police.
In that time, another employee got a closer look at what Derringer actually had — a makeshift rifle fashioned out of a pipe, a fake scope, a spring and two table legs clamped together as the stock.
The latter employee ran around the counter and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms