It started with a Craigslist listing. It ended with a concealed carrier stopping a stun gun wielding robber.
A Pennsylvania man agreed to sell his cell phone to someone through Craigslist on Tuesday (June 10th). He followed the usual safety rules by meeting at a heavily trafficked, public facility in the middle of the day. That wasn't enough.
The location the "buyer" suggested was Stroud mall. Stroud Mall's code of conduct says:
20. Carrying or displaying weapons of any kind except those carried by certified law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. (is prohibited)
Anyone want to guess why the robber wanted to go to a gun free zone?
While pretending to look at the phone the buyer / robber turned violent and began using a stun gun on the phone's owner. Stroud Area Regional Police Captain Brian Kimmins explained, "It's like a Taser. It's a nine volt battery operated stun gun and started applying it to the victim, took the phone and ran."
A mall employee and licensed concealed carrier saw the encounter and decided to get involved. The man drew his handgun and approached the situation. What did the criminal do when confronted by a good guy with a gun?
He gave the phone back and left the scene. "The suspect fled the scene into a red Subaru hatchback or an SUV we're not sure with two other occupants,” said Kimmins.
The concealed carrier who saved the day has asked not to be identified for fear of losing his job.
Someone remind the ladies of Moms Demand Action that the "good guys with guns" thing that they say never happens happened again.