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The Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kan. 10/29/08

Friday, October 31, 2008

Two shoplifters entered Gartner’s liquor store in Topeka, Kan. with the goal of making off with some stolen whiskey. After picking a bottle, one of the shoplifters distracted the clerk by pretending to look for his money while the other ran out of the store with the whiskey. The clerk, a right to carry permit holder, pulled out her gun, and held the remaining shoplifter at gunpoint until the police arrived. Afterwards, Topeka police Sgt. John Trimble stated that the clerk was within her rights when she protected the store’s property, adding, “Everything she did was completely legal,” The clerk had the following to say about the incident, “We have shoplifters every so often; Most of them aren't as dumb as these two.”

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