Indiana Furniture Store Owner Thwarts Armed Robbery
Doyle Stinson owns Decor furniture store in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also is a gun owner, a fact that a certain armed robber did not know. He knows now, after Stinson pointed the gun at him and he fled the scene.
When confronted, Stinson opened his wallet and handed the robber a $10 bill. But the man replied, “I know you’ve got more money than that because this is a business,”
The armed robber then held a gun to Stinson’s head and forced him into the back room. Big mistake.
“Once he gets me back to the back room that was a mistake. I go back here, I hit my silent alarm emergency button.”
Oh, yeah, then he grabbed his .40 handgun and “spun around,” pointing that weapon at the robber. Cue the flight. The robber ran full tilt out of the store. Though Stinson had a clear shot, he didn’t take it on purpose.
“If you’re shooting a .40 caliber, it’s going to go through him, through this merchandise, through that window, and what’s beyond that window. He’s got a lot more to live than me. That’s true, that’s a little boy there.”
Stinson claimed that he knew the robber’s gun wasn’t loaded because of the sound it made when the man pulled the hammer back. No bullet in the chamber. And he only got away with $10.
As the robber ran to get in his own getaway vehicle, another store owner pulled up and Stinson jumped in his vehicle. They followed the robber until they felt it was unsafe to do so.
He plans to put a “bullet stopper” in his window in case something like this happens again. The robber’s getaway car reportedly is a dark blue Chevy Trailblazer with an Indiana “In God we trust” license plate.