An armed robber entered the Stop & Go convenience store in Toledo, Ohio and got into a confrontation with clerk December Long. At some point during the attempted robbery, Long was able to retrieve a firearm, and exchanged gunfire with the criminal. During the exchange, the armed robber was fatally shot, and Long was wounded.
Following the shooting, a frequent Stop & Go customer told a local media outlet that Long is “real nice and friendly. Hard-nosed. She doesn’t take guff from anybody.” (The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio 11/4/13)