Hero – without a gun

From Tampa By Online:

Threat was last straw for bank hero
By PETER BERNARD | News Channel 8
Published: June 04, 2011

He threatened his children — and that was the final straw for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples.

Sarasota County sheriff’s deputies credit Peoples with single-handedly taking down a bank robber who was trying to get away after holding up the Bank of America branch on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota on Tuesday.

Read the rest at TBO.com


Golly. Where were all the concealed-carry heroes? Thank heaven this real hero was there… and in the end it was a replica gun – a toy.

Funny how even a toy makes criminals feel like tough guys:

Peoples said the suspect pointed his gun at the 6-year-old and said, “Anyone moves, the little kiddies get it. Something to that effect.”

Yeah, we need more guns. Right.

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