A would be thief walked into a liquor store smoking a cigarette. The man working at the register told him that smoking was not allowed in the building. The thief then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the clerk.
That’s when decades of training and instinct kicked in, and Jon Lewis Alexander used his left hand to brush the thief’s gun-hand back, and in one fluid motion, pulled out his own gun, and pointed it at the robber’s face.
Alexander is a veteran with more than 30 years of service behind him as well as four tours in Iraq. He would be the last person that a robber should want to mess with.
The thief, with the gun lowered at his side, backed out of the store and fled the scene.
Responding officers told Alexander that he was very lucky that the situation played out the way it did, but Alexander didn’t see it that way,
“I think (the robber) is a little luckier than I am.”
Alexander told investigators that he didn’t pull the trigger on the suspect because the robber didn’t actually point the gun at him. He explained that he did not feel threatened during the incident.
“If I had seen the actual barrel of the gun, I would have pulled the trigger.”
Yet another case of a responsible gun owner whose cool head, and quick response prevented a crime from escalating into an even worse situation. The Left is always complaining that guns in the hands of citizens make situations worse, but Jon Lewis Alexander of Marionville, MO has proven that not only can guns help protect citizens, they can discourage criminals from continue their illegal behavior.
The would be robber that left with his tail between his legs will probably think twice before pulling a gun on a store clerk in the future.