Concealed handgun permit stops robbery

This case just occurred in COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho.

Idaho barista pulls shots, packs heat, stops theft
The Associated Press
December 31, 2009

Being a Barista
Is $11,000 Clover Coffee Machine Worth the Money?

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A teen trying to rob an espresso stand in northern Idaho met his match in a gun toting barista.

Police say the 17-year-old confronted Sunshine Espresso owner Michelle Cornelson with a gun Wednesday morning, demanding all her money.

Cornelson has been hunting since she was a girl and says she remained calm as a customer pulled up to the other side of her kiosk in Coeur d'Alene (kohr duh-LAYN'), distracting the teen.

Cornelson quickly whipped out her 9 mm Kel-Tec pistol, which was a Christmas present from her husband. That scared off the teen so Cornelson could call police.

A sheriff's deputy was nearby after picking up a beverage at the stand and caught the suspect. The teen was later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Fox News has this video (the section on the defensive gun use starts about about two minutes into the piece).

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Blogger Chas said...

She should have used a .45. Bigger bore = more scarier, though it seems the 9mm sufficed.

1/01/2010 6:43 PM  

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