Skip to comments.Business owner who thwarted robbery says he's no hero(DE)
Posted on 10/08/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT by marktwain
Georgetown, Del. -- Douglas Hitchens insists he's not a hero, despite having single-handedly caught a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob his used car dealership last week. "People keep using that word and I wish they would stop," the 50-year-old owner of Hitchens Auto Sales said. "It wasn't anything that I set out to do. I was just reacting off of pure adrenaline." Hitchens said he was in the auto shop about 2:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, when he first noticed the man getting out of a car that had pulled onto the shoulder of Seashore Highway. As the car drove off, the man began walking across the gravel lot toward the sales office, which is separated from the auto shop by only by a few black plastic sheets. "I figured he was coming in to make a payment or something," Hitchens said. "I didn't really pay it much attention because that kind of thing happens a lot." As expected, the man entered the sales office, where Hitchens' lone employee, a 54-year-old woman who has asked not to be identified, was doing title work. "Once he came in, I could hear him say 'Give me all the money you have,' and at first I thought it was joke," Hitchens said. "When I heard her reaction, I knew it wasn't a joke no more." According to state police, Aaron R. Jefferson, a 27-year-old Millsboro resident, pointed a handgun in the woman's face while demanding cash. She then began to scream, prompting Jefferson to tuck the gun into his waistband before attempting to flee, police said. "I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, so when I heard what was going on, I ran to my truck to grab my gun," Hitchens said.
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Don’t bring a gun in a waistband to a pipe fight.............
So, the rich white business owner, who didn’t really build his business, proved yet again that white folks’ greed runs a world in need when he failed to spread the wealth around.
No he is not a hero.
He is stupid lucky.
First, if you have a concealed carry, you should carry.
On his own property, in most states he does not even need the permit to carry.
But assume that he does.
When his secretary drove the truck to the bank with the gun hidden in the truck, she was illegal.
So he was stupid three times and lucky once.
I bet he agrees with you.