Criminals act in a bold fashion when they believe that they will be facing unarmed, compliant victims. But when the potential cost for their actions goes up and their own security is threatened, their resolve is once again seen to melt away.
A rather startling story out of Texas from early Saturday morning comes our way and it puts a bit of a twist on the old saying about a bad guy with a gun and a good guy with a gun. This tale actually involved four bad guys.
Two men were fatally shot by a customer after they attempted to rob a north Harris County bar early Saturday — the latest in a fury of shootings in Houston this week. Jenny O’Donnell, owner of EJ’s Place, said four armed men came to her bar in the 16400 block of Kuykendall at Colwell, around 2:30 a.m.
O’Donnell, who was not there at the time of the incident, said a head bartender and waitress were closing up for the night when two men walked into the bar and demanded everyone get down on the floor. Two other men “lingered at the bar door,” she said.
That’s when a customer at the bar pulled his own gun and started shooting at the men, she said. The attempted robbers fired at least three rounds inside the bar, said O’Donnell.
“That man was a hero,” said O’Donnell. “We could have had some bodies.”