According to Shah, the man walked in and wanted to buy Newport cigarettes. After paying too much, Shah handed money back to him.Before someone starts in on how the economy is tough, ponder the words of Hamilton, OH police Lt. Scott Scrimizzi.
Then it became apparent what he really wanted.
The robber pulled out a gun and started grabbing for cash in the register. Shah said he backed up and the robber fired a round.
“I don’t know why he shot. I didn’t do anything, you never know what people like that will do,” Shah said
Scrimizzi said, noting the man was not out robbing stores for cash to buy food or pay rent.He was paying for a heroin addiction.
So, do you really think that a heroin addict is going to respond in some "reasonable way" to whatever action or inaction you take?
Cooperation is a strategy. It is most definitely not a guarantee of safety. There are no guarantees in this life except for death and taxes.
BTW, the store clerk, was back at work, as his injuries were not life threatening. The bullet his his watch which shattered both the bullet and the watch, but kept the bullet from penetrating very far into his wrist.