Atlanta Chick-fil-A customer opens fire on an armed robber, others are holding robbers for the police
(AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)
Chick-fil-A restaurants have a well-deserved reputation for courtesy and cheerful staff. And their loyal customer base reciprocates and keeps coming back for the good food and great service. When Willie Gloston IV decided to conduct an armed robbery of a CFA in Atlanta, he made a serious mistake in selecting his victim.
It didn’t go well for him, but in the end it might have been the happiest day of his life.
Employees evacuated the store when Gloston drew his gun, but customers confronted him in the parking lot. The instructor in me screams that it’s never a good idea to take on a bad guy trying to leave the scene, but I didn’t see what happened. Perhaps Mr. Gloston the Fourth directed his gat at innocent bystanders, causing the sheepdogs to take action.
Either way, an armed chicken lover got out his (or her) own heater and fired a couple of shots, causing Mr. Gloston⁴ to run as if his hair was glowing.
It was of little use to him as other passers-by arrested him and held him until the police arrived.
The Epoch Times has the story:
An armed person stopped an attempted break-in in Atlanta this week, police said.
At around 3:03 p.m. on March 8, officials responded to a chik-fil-A (sic) on Peachtree Street.
“Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who claimed a black man had walked in, produced a firearm, and demanded money from several employees. The employees fled and the suspect left the shop a short time later. Several local residents confronted the suspect as he was leaving. One of the citizens was armed and fired multiple shots at some point during the confrontation. The suspect ran on foot and was arrested nearby by citizens and held until the police arrived, “the Atlanta Police Department said in a preliminary update sent to the Epoch Times.
“The suspect’s weapon was seized. No one was hit by the gunfire and charges have been brought against the alleged robbery. The citizen has not been charged and the investigation is ongoing, ”the department added.
The suspect has been identified as Willie Gloston IV, 23. The arrest report does not contain an address for Gloston.
The defendant was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. He is being held in Fulton County Jail.
If there’s one fast food restaurant guaranteed to be a poor choice for a successful armed robbery, it’s likely a busy Chick-fil-A. Even here in Illinois, where only 4% of adults have a license, there are almost always a few gun packers around during peak hours.