Armed furniture store owner turns the tables on would-be robber in Indianapolis

Armed furniture store owner turns the tables on would-be robber in Indianapolis

A furniture store owner in Indiana flipped the tables on a would-be armed robber, pulling out his own firearm and forcing the suspect to run. (Video Below)

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, on the morning of July 5,  the would-be armed robber walked into the store and spoke to the owner Doyle Stinson. Police said the suspect then pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Doyle Stinson said he gave the suspect $10 from his wallet, but the robber told him: “I know you’ve got more money than that because this is a business.” The suspect then marched Stinson to the owner’s office and the back of the store.

“Once he gets me back to the back room, that was a mistake,” Stinson told Fox 59. “I go back here, I hit my silent alarm emergency button.”

Stinson told FOX 59 that he knew the suspects gun wasn’t loaded so when the pair entered his office, the store owner grabbed his own .40-caliber weapon.

The would-be armed robber then fled the store. Stinson took aim but didn’t fire because there was a boy in front of the store and was worried he would be hit by a stray bullet.

“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,” Stinson said, “[The boy’s] got a lot more to live than me.”

After calling the police, Stinson, as well as another business owner, briefly chased after the robber’s car before turning back.

Police said the suspect’s car is a 2004 or 2005 model dark-colored Chevrolet Trailblazer that has Indiana license plates.

Image credit: Screenshot from Fox News video report

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