Pizza Shop Workers Take Down Armed Robber, Only To Find It's Their Former Boss

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in News & Politics


An excerpt from CNN: A former pizza shop employee in Massachusetts is accused of trying to rob his old workplace.

Police say a man wearing a mask and carrying what turned out to be a fake gun walked into Northeast Pizza in Barre on Tuesday, according to CNN affiliate WCVB.

Surveillance video shows the man climbing over the counter and forcing one of the workers to help him open the register. Employees wrestled him to the floor and held him there until police arrived.

"I was just frozen in my tracks. I didn't have the time to think about a plan or anything like that, so I just reacted," pizza shop worker Trevor Kosla told WCVB.

When police arrived and took off the intruder's mask, employees recognized the would-be robber as a former manager who was fired last summer, according to the station.
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Male 8,878
That was pretty stupid. Tackle an armed robber who could panic and start pulling the trigger randomly and shooting people for a trivial amount of somebody else's money.

If I had been in that establishment I would have been tempted to punch the smug bastard in the face for putting my life at risk for the sake of a couple of hundred dollars of the corporation's money.

I believe that many establishments have a policy that if someone sticks a gun in your face and tells you to empty the till, then empty the till.
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LordJim 
Your attitude and response, widely held by most citizens, is a significant reason crime is so rampant.

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Male 8,878
captkangaroo I am not of your opinion. 

What is at risk? A life, fine be a hero.
Two hundred dollars, let it go and call the cops.

There  is no till in the world, be it filled with the very highest denomination notes, that is worth my life or that of my family. Of that I am certain. Are you that kind of guy? Hey, I'd just disarm him because I'm so tough. Sooner risk five people shot in a convenience store than back off than let a petty criminal run off with a few dollars and let the police deal with it?

I get it, you're a tough guy, don't be tough at my expense. If you decide to turn a common till-grab into a shoot out because you are so tough you won't have that on your watch and I or my family are in the field of fire, you pull out your cc piece and blaze away, or grab the bastard and wrestle with him and he blazes away... even if neither I nor mine are hit, I would still be be tempted to kick your teeth in. Dick-head.


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LordJim 
I shared my opinion, making no moral judgement as to good or bad - I certainly cast no aspersions on your character.
I have never considered myself to be a 'tough guy'.  I do try to live my life by a set of principles, and ( The best I can) within the law. I am a person born from a humble beginning who achieved much. I have done so by exerting my will, defending what is mine and occasionally others who were in a vulnerable circumstance - in either case, rarely with violence,
Make no mistake; Had I been in that pizza parlor I would have shot that man dead.
You claim there is no till in the world worth defending, eh?
Since you've chosen to put a merchant's perspective on it, fine. But I put to you there are all manner of currency. 
Your daughter and you are in a convenience store when two armed men enter intent on robbing the establishment. Robber #1 tells #2 to keep everyone under control as he drags your daughter to a back room out of your sight, saying he's going to have s little fun.
Is your daughter high enough denomination to set aside your brave rules or will you just let the police sort it out later?
If you would indeed attempt rescue, your logic falls apart. I you would not, I would name you a coward.
I will tell you this; Whether it be what I hold most dear, or a thing of little regard, if a person attempts to take it through violence, I will not acquiesce, I will not abrogate my rights and duties. I will meet that violence, I will overcome that violence - and if I can, I will ensure that never again will that perpetrator threaten me so.
I put it to you that  letting people commit crimes, letting an overworked and often corrupt system give criminals what, most times, amounts to a time out, is, at worst, condoning criminal behavior, and at best, is enabling criminal behavior.
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Male 8,878
captkangaroo That isn't what happened. It was a till-grab.

 Your attitude and response, is a significant reason crime is so rampant.

No aspersion there, eh?

I am a person born from a humble beginning who achieved much

Congratu-fucking-lations. Well done you. How is that relevant?

You choose to up the ante with a nasty hypothetical,  I do actually have a way of thinking of that. If you are faced with a weapon and they want stuff, fine; it's just stuff. If they try to tie you up, seperate you, put you into a back room or a van then they are not just robbing you.It's called a secondary crime scene.  At that point you have no choice; you gouge, bite, kick, scream, grab anything that might serve as a weapon and twat the fuckery out of them. You will almost certainly get killed, but it's your best shot. I've never had to put it into practice, fortunately, but that's my thinking.

A simple robbery, as in this case, let it go and call the cops. 

That was not the situation we were discussing, but, yeah' you would have shot him dead perfectly confident that no-one else would get hurt.  Tough guy.

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Male 4,011
LordJim 
Okay, I see you are unfamiliar with logic and debate.
I guess you are right and I am a tough guy. You are a gutless pussy.
Are we done now?
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Male 8,878
captkangaroo Sure, I've said my piece.
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Male 18,088
LordJim agreed, but you wouldn't want to rob one of my places of business. 
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Female 471
LordJim 10 ft tall and bullet proof comments from the laptop screen gallery.
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Male 8,878
savagenation You were right.
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Male 21,778
And he would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids. 
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