Prepared store owner foils robbery, WYMT, Hazard, Ky. 09/18/12
A pair of armed robbers entered the Meta Mart convenience store in Pike County, Ky. and headed towards the counter. Upon spotting the men, the clerk on duty called out to store owner Garry Thornsberry, who was in a back office. After glancing up at a security monitor, Thornsberry recognized the threat, retrieved a gun and fired at the two criminals, causing them to flee.Thornsberry told local media that he had mentally prepared himself for a violent confrontation following robberies at other stores in the area, stating, “You have to prepare. It’s too late when it happens to start thinking ‘what am I going to do.’” Thornsberry went on to comment, “Until we get some of these people off the streets we’re going to have to live in fear of going to work.”
A lot of folks in Kentucky are prepared. Lots of pill heads and meth addicts in these parts. Those type of robberies are more and more common. I'd like to see the illegal pill problem fixed and those kids get straightened out before they get shot.