A Philadelphia store owner, who usually takes her gun to work, forgot it Monday morning — but she’s now glad she took a break to retrieve it from home.
That’s because Sharon Doyle was forced to use her .38 caliber revolver on a man who robbed her store and held a knife to her chest later in the day.
“I did what I had to do to be here,” Doyle, a 46 year-old former police officer and Secret Service agent, told NBC Philadelphia.
A 47 year-old man, who police said was released from prison within the last year, barged in to Doyle’s store, Stan’s Health Foods, went behind the counter and grabbed a cash register.
After grabbing loot off the ground, Doyle said the man held a 6-inch knife to her chest.