Even in Deep-blue Philadelphia, self-defense works. And the neighbors are shocked. Philadelphia store employee shoots, kills armed robbery suspect, police say.
The man was trying to rob the store when the lone employee inside – who has a permit to carry a firearm – fired at the would-be robber multiple times, striking him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. And the neighbors?
Debra Earle, who lives nearby, said she was rattled by what happened at the store.
“Very upsetting, very upsetting,” she told FOX29. “You can’t feel safe walking down the street paying your phone bill right down the street from your home.”
She was never safe. But she lived in a bubble where she was able to delude herself into thinking she was safe. And it’s the 21st Century where facts are irrelevant and the only thing that counts is “Feeling safe.” Not actually being safe. She wasn’t safe last week. She isn’t safe today. Do you think she will consider some type of self-defense? A kubaton? Pepper spray? Anything? I doubt it. In a month, she will “feel safe” again. She still won’t be safe.