August 21, 2018

Chilling footage shows store owner chase off armed robber

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Courageous Indiana businessman stops robber without firing his gun

For Doyle Stinson, who runs the Decor Furniture in Indianapolis, it was a normal day - business as usual- but a thief decided to help himself to some of his money and the video was posted on Facebook.

Stinson was in his store when an armed man walked in and demanded money. Stinton gave him the $10 dollars he had in his wallet, but the man wanted more.

He said he knew there had to be more because it is a business, and every shop has a cash register. Stinson led the criminal towards the back of the shop, and into a storeroom, where he activated a silent alarm.



“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. He’s got a lot more to live than me.

That’s true, that’s a little boy there.”

Doyle Stinson, Fox, 20th of August 2018

He then armed himself with his 40-caliber gun and turned the tables on the thief,  forcing him to run out of the store. 

Stinson ran out in hot pursuit, and did not call 911, but jumped into his car and chased after the get-away vehicle. 

Soon the Police joined the chase but called it off when the criminal's reckless desperation threatened to endanger the community. 


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Stinson said that he decided not to fire his gun, though he had the opportunity and could have shot the robber.

He explained that he could see that the robber's gun was not loaded, and there was a little boy playing on the sidewalk outside his shop who might have been injured or killed by a stray bullet if he had fired his weapon



Stinson said his goal was to frighten the thief, but not to hurt anyone. The businessman has said he will be installing a bullet stopper in his front window.

Police have asked people viewing the tape to phone into the anonymous tip-line if they recognize the criminal. 

In a curious coincidence, another Stinson, Brenda Stinson, 74 of Birmingham, Alabama fought off a violent attacker on her own by grabbing him "where it hurts."

It would be interesting to know if they are related because it seems that courage runs in their families.