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OC employee stops robbery

Grapeshot

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOAT/CNN) - A gas station worker has been suspended for two weeks for shooting a robbery suspect. But in an interview, the worker said she's sticking to her guns."

"Wertz says she had the gun at work clearly visible on her hip because it's become a dangerous place to be. "Robberies have been going on like this for the past few weeks. They have done nothing to protect me. And I felt the need to protect myself,” Wertz said."

http://www.nbc12.com/story/36416075...-of-being-sitting-duck-shoots-robbery-suspect
 
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color of law

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In front of the Circle K near Eubank and Candelaria, Wertz said on Tuesday that she didn't hesitate to shoot a man who ran into the store on Monday. "He like stepped into the door and pointed the gun at me. I reacted,” she said. Police say she hit 23-year-old Ferron Mendez in the chest. He's expected to live.
Somebody needs to buy that girl a bigger gun.
 

WalkingWolf

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Somebody needs to buy that girl a bigger gun.
I tend to agree, if the robber did not see it, it must have been a small gun. I am surprised Circle K did not fire her, but they probably would if she returned, and still carried the gun.

Businesses that allow their employees to OC a full size, or midsize gun rarely get robbed.
 

MamaLiberty

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How do you fire someone who has already quit?
Of course they can... lots and lots of irrational stuff goes on all the time. :)

But I read somewhere that she was hired immediately by some sort of gun store outfit. Sounds like a good match, and with her employee discount, I'll bet she can get a bigger, better gun soon. :) And maybe some training.
 
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