JANESVILLE—Two men disguised with Bibles and suit coats pushed their way into a south-side home Friday morning and made off with cash, police said.
The resident saw both men carrying Bibles and so felt safe in opening the door, said Sgt. Chuck Aagaard of the police department.
The men pushed their way into the house in the 1600 block of Joliet Street, pulled handguns and demanded money, Aagaard said.
OK, you do have to go low to pull this kind of thing. But it is precisely why this example is a darned good teaching point: You don’t know what your attacker will look like.
That does not mean that if people nicely dressed with bibles in hand knock at your door, you get to pull the shotgun and hold them till the police arrives…even if they are Jehovah’s Witnesses.
And to the robbers that used such low trickery, a message from Shepherd Book: