Maintenance man Angelis Candido was working the graveyard shift at Met Foodmarket in Queens, N.Y. when an intruder attempted to break into the store by cutting a hole in the ceiling above the register. Upon discovering the burglar, Candido retrieved a shotgun and shot the criminal in the chest, killing him.
Police have confirmed that the shotgun Candido used was registered to the business, as required by New York City law. An employee of a 24-hour deli across the street from the food market is familiar with the dangers of operating in that part of Queens, telling local media that he has been robbed twice in the past year. (New York Daily News, New York, N.Y. 03/13/12)