HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – When a robber put down his gun to count the money he demanded, a quick-thinking employee at a fireworks stand in Texas did not waste time. The worker grabbed the gun and shot him.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the 19-year-old man walked up to the stand Thursday in north Harris County near North Freeway and Airtex Drive and demanded money from two workers. As the workers placed the cash on the counter, the suspect also put his weapon down to grab what he could.
Has this guy never seen a robbery on TV before? Everyone knows you have them put it in a bag or use one hand to hold the gun and the other to shove they cash in your pocket.
That’s when one worker grabbed the gun and shot him, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Eddie Hazel said.
The man was shot in the face, according to KTRK.
Didn’t see that coming. Sure just put your gun down, what could go wrong. Its not like they will grab it or anything.
Plus, this is Texas man, use your head! Almost everyone in this state knows how to shoot before they can walk.
Deputies, who have not released the suspect’s name, said he was transported to the hospital in very critical condition.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.
Nothing says embarrassing like getting shot by your own gun robbing a place. How much cash was there anyway, everyone pays with a debit card now and days.
Next time this fine young man decides to do a robbery I have some advice. First, don’t put the gun down. And Second, in the words of Kenny Rogers..
“ You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done “
In other words, take the money and run.