Sunday, April 26, 2015

Armed Robber Gets Surprise From 19-Year-Old Girl He Won’t Soon Forget!

A 19-year-old ice cream shop worker reacted to an armed robbery by physically attacking the assailant.
Rachel Bishop was working at Lynnwood’s Baskin-Robbins in Washington on Wednesday when she encountered a man who came in demanding money.
“He unzips his jacket and shows me he has a gun,” Bishop told Q13 FOX. “He said, ‘I need all your money right now!’ And I said, sir, please don’t do this.”

Footage from the surveillance camera shows the 19-year-old girl refused to cooperate. She then begins punching the man after he showed her a gun and reached for the money.
The confrontation must’ve been more than the robber had expected and he retreated. Bishop chased the assailant into the parking lot. He was later apprehended by police.
Q13 FOX Reported:
“The reality is that people kind of react as they react,” said Lynnwood Police Commander Jim Nelson. “In this case, she fought back and didn’t want to be a victim of this crime.”

While the situation may have ended well this time, Lynnwood police caution people from taking matters into their own hands, as does Bishop’s boss, Chris Ahn, who gave his employee words of advice for next time.
“So I trained yesterday and said next time be careful and just give them the money,” said Ahn.  “Save the life.”
Bishop admits she’s still shaken up by what happened, but not enough to keep her from the job she loves.
“I actually worked after I got robbed,” said Bishop. “My boss was, like, you can go home, but I actually need my hours. I have to stay.”
Lynnwood police later arrested a 44-year-old suspect for the robbery. They say he also had an outstanding felony warrant for forgery.

When many would have cowered in fear, this young girl demonstrated incredible bravery. It was a fight the robber probably wasn’t expecting when he picked her as a target, although we probably wouldn’t recommend her actions to others.

1 comment:

  1. Keep a can of bear spray behind the counter: "Making grown men cry since 1975."