“Somebody thought this place was an easy target and it wasn’t.” This is what an Ohio store clerk said after he shot a would-be-robber. The video shows just how quickly the event unfolded.
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The M & M store clerk, who didn’t want to be named, said he noticed a man walk into the store Friday night that looked “suspicious” to him. His intuition was right. 27-year-old Emanuel Hamm had walked into the store with the intention to rob it.
Hamm walked into the store with a handgun concealed under his shirt, according to Franklin County court documents.
When Hamm showed his gun, the clerk took control of the situation. “As soon as I saw the gun, I pulled mine and I shot him,” he said. The clerk wasn’t concerned about losing money in the store or even the materials inside the store. Instead, he was thinking of his family.
“That was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the gun, I thought of my kids,” he explained. The clerk was shaken up the day after the shooting. But not as shaken up as you might imagine.
“It was really tough. It’s not easy to shoot someone, especially with someone who never had to deal with guns,” he added. The clerk was offered time off after the incident but decided to forgo it. “I need to talk. It’s not just sitting home and doing nothing and thinking about what happened.”
Hamm’s gunshot wound wasn’t life threatening, as he was shot in the hand. According to Franklin County court records, Hamm was charged with aggravated robbery and will be arraigned Saturday morning.
The hard-working clerk expressed some form of remorse after shooting Hamm but it was him or the clerk. “I feel bad for him, but I didn’t have a choice.”
This is just another great example of what happens when dumb criminals think a place or person is an easy target. Nobody is an easy target as long as the second amendment is around.