He suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Fairfield Police: Would-Be Robber Shot by Store Clerk | FOX40. Even in the People’s Republic of California, self-defense works.
What you can’t see or hear in the video are shots fired. Fairfield police say one of the clerks, fearing for his safety, opened fire at the would-be robber, sending him to the hospital.
Oh, and it being California,
neighbors customers were shocked.
“Everybody’s kind of shocked a little bit,” said Williams.
Williams is the clerk’s close friend and a loyal customer. She’s disturbed by what happened to her friend.
“What if I woud have been here? Just a lot of thoughts,” Williams said
Because apparently she thought that she lived and her friend worked in Pleasantville, where such things don’t happen. She didn’t realize that she lived in the Real World™ where crime can and often does happen. And not just to “other kinds of people” in “other kinds of places.”