In December, a Milwaukee man attempted to rob a corner market only to be stopped by a female store clerk with a firearm.
The incident, which occurred on December 14th, was caught on surveillance video and shows a white man pulling a knife on a female clerk as she began to ring him up for a small purchase.
After the attempted robber pulled his knife and began to yank at the cash register, the female clerk pulled out a handgun from under the counter, causing the attacker to cower to the floor. He then ran out of the store, leaving the cash behind in his haste.
Milwaukee police are looking for a white male, 25-35 years old, weighing 165 pounds.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.
A recent study by the CATO Institute found that during an 8-year period, some 5,000 incidents where guns were used to stop a crime were reported in the media.
Authors of the study warn gun-control advocates that if they “are truly interested in harm reduction, they should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted each year by ordinary persons with guns.”
Gary Kleck, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, found in a study he conducted in the early 1990’s that 2.5 million crimes are prevented each year by guns in the hands of private citizens.