A BUSINESSWOMAN THWARTED A ROBBERY in her store when she
responded to a man's demand for cash by pulling her 9mm handgun.
Erin Moul, owner of a Carlisle, Pennsylvania, bookstore, said she
felt the man was up to something soon after he entered the store.
"He came in about 10 minutes before 6 and says, "Do you sell any
comic books,'" Moul recalled. When she told him no, the man
"meandered" around the store then came behind her counter. As Moul
backed away toward her purse, the man said he needed her to open the
cash register. When he repeated the demand, Moul responded, "No, and
I have a really good reason not to open my register. You want to see
why?" She then pulled out her handgun and said, "Why don't you try
robbing somebody who doesn't have a gun?" At that, the man
apologized and quickly fled. Moul called police, and a suspect was
in custody within an hour.
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