Florida Concealed Carry Permit Holder Intervenes, Stops Knife-Wielding Attacker
On July 16 a "good Samaritan" with a concealed carry permit intervened to stop a knife-wielding thief at an Orlando bus stop.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, witnesses say Thomas Thorpe "attacked Donald Sacco and attempted to steal his bag as the man screamed, 'I don't have any money, leave me alone.'" They said Sacco tried to use his cane to ward Thorpe off as he stabbed "several times" at Sacco.
Thorpe's robbery attempts were foiled when a passerby with a concealed carry permit pulled over, got out of his car, and held Thorpe at gunpoint until police arrived.
The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and was "expected to survive the injury."
Thorpe, meanwhile, was taken to Orange County Jail on charges including "attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery."
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