Skip to comments.Georgia - Armed citizens foil robbery attempt
Posted on 01/11/2023 11:11:47 AM PST by CFW
(GILMER COUNTY, Ga.) — Not one, but three armed citizens were able to disarm a robbery suspect attempting to hold up a gas station at gunpoint in North Georgia.
When a customer saw 39-year-old Shawn Sutton pull a gun on the clerk at the Ideal Mart in Ellijay, he pulled his own weapon. A second customer then retrieved his gun from his vehicle to assist, and both were able to disarm Sutton. When he tried to escape, a third customer pumping gas came inside with his gun and all three were able to hold him until police arrived
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Yeah, they don’t appear to be the sharpest knives in the drawer, do they?
Yessir! High speed, low drag, desperados.
And that’s how it is done!
Just a few miles from my folks in Jasper.
Oh man, wife is from Ellijay and we’re over there fairly frequently.
Note to freelance socialists, you want to avoid Ellijay, everybody is MAGA, everybody carries. In addition to pistols, a lot of the women own deer rifles and know how to shoot.
Middle of Freakin Nowhere north GA.
Just north of the mill. This is not a big place. Kinda funny that THREE customers were there, AND they all were armed and ready to intervene. They probably know the clerk ;-)
We live 30 minutes or so south of there.
Could have shot him and say he raised his gun.
Hey, wait a minute, you’re saying nobody got shot????
North Georgia don’t play. Yes we are a CCW state
Yes we do
Drugs and alcohol in that part of the state
Yep. From the article:
“Even with officers on the scene, Sutton still tried to escape and had to be tased before handcuffs could be placed on him.
His wife, 39-year-old Melody Sutton, was also arrested waiting in their vehicle outside.”
“We live 30 minutes or so south of there.”
It’s a beautiful area with great people. Hubby and I enjoy hopping in the RV and riding up their for the day (we are southeast of you). We stop and visit the little out-of-the-way shops and enjoy the beautiful views. The number of gun shops and army surplus stores should give people a clue that hunting, target shooting and firearm collecting is big past-time in north Georgia. Most people have a gun on their side or in their vehicle. (Also, you can find great deal on camo clothing and ammo boxes in those little shops).
Er -— HIGH drag, LOW speed?
FRom time to time, I do that, too!
Gun shops? Don’t think I’ve ever bought a gun from Georgia. Seems like the folks just keep them?
I am so glad I moved up to Ellijay from Smyrna,Ga last year. I just filled up with diesel at the Ideal Mart last week. I see many open and concealed carry. The local cops seem to love it when the goofballs from the city come up to commit major crimes. Otherwise they are so bored.
‘Kinda funny’ I was laughing my ass off reading it. One after another pulling their constitutional right out to stop a crime! LCVE IT!
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