Photo courtesy of WKBN
If you went to your car at the end of the shopping trip and saw an elderly man surrounded by seven men, what would you do?
A trip to the grocery turns into a stand-off when a shopper decides to take the law into his own hands.
The gunman did not want to be identified so he said to call him Gene. Gene says he had two options – ignore the surrounded elderly man or do something he thought he’d never have to as reported by WKBN.
“I was freaking out. I was shaking,” Gene said of the encounter.
The 24-year-old says when he was leaving the grocery store he saw something he couldn’t ignore – seven people surrounding one person.
“It did not look like good odds,” Gene said.
The out-numbered man was elderly so Gene felt obligated to get involved – he drew his gun.
“They (the attackers) kept yelling this isn’t your fight, you need to walk away you need to put the gun down,” Gene said.
While all that was happening, shoppers pulled out their cell phones to call police and record the encounter.
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