Don’t mess with the elderly, especially those who are packing heat. One robber in the Detroit area learned that the hard way when he thought a 91-year-old would be easy pickings. Little did he know that he would end up with a gunshot wound to the throat; the police are treating this matter as an act of self-defense (via Detroit News):
A 91-year-old concealed pistol license holder shot a man who was attempting to rob him Monday in Eastpointe, according to police.
The victim was exiting his car around 10:15 a.m. and heading into the Rite Aid on Gratiot near Nine Mile when an unknown suspect in his late 20s approached, Sgt. Martin Campbell said.
“He attempted to rob (the victim) and (the victim) had a CPL and ended up shooting the suspect,” Campbell said. “It’s as simple as that.”
The would-be robber was struck in the neck and fled across Gratiot, where he was arrested by responding officers.
“Two detectives found him walking over there,” Campbell said. “He had a gunshot wound to the neck but he was talking and acting erratic.”
It’s situations like this that have caused an uptick in senior citizen participation regarding firearm training courses, obtaining carry permits, and buying guns.