Self Defense: Punching The Armed Robber Because You Have No Gun
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A scoop of drama was caught on camera this week at a Washington state Baskin-Robbins.
Rachael Bishop, 19, was at work at the Lynnwood ice cream store Wednesday when she said a man came into the store looking for cash.
“He unzips his jacket and shows me he has a gun,” Bishop told Q13 FOX. “He said, ‘I need all your money right now!’ And I said, sir, please don’t do this.”
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Surveillance footage shows that the 19-year-old employee refused to hand the alleged robber the cash from the register, punching him as he shows her a gun and reaches for the money.
Bishop even chased the alleged thief into the parking lot. Authorities caught him after he ran out of the woods.
“The reality is that people kind of react as they react,” said Lynnwood Police Commander Jim Nelson. “In this case, she fought back and didn’t want to be a victim of this crime.”
While the situation may have ended well this time, Lynnwood police caution people from taking matters into their own hands, as does Bishop’s boss, Chris Ahn, who gave his employee words of …read more