These guys didn’t get that memo. Clerk shot in leg during Fayetteville gas station robbery :: WRAL.com
They pointed guns at the clerk and got an unspecified amount of cash. (And a sword that was near the register.) The clerk did what they asked. But that didn’t guarantee safety.
As the suspects were fleeing the store, one of the men fired a shot that grazed the clerk in the leg. The clerk was not seriously injured, police said.
We are supposed to give criminals what they want to be safe. (They are not talking about rape when they say this, are they?) But the truth is that is a strategy for dealing with crime. Not a particularly good strategy if you ask me. (If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s gonna want a glass of milk.)
The truth is no strategy is perfect, but some are certainly better than others. Cooperating with criminals just encourages criminal behavior. And violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are doing what they want.