Raleigh, a clerk at the smoke shop, posted security camera footage online recently of an Aug. 25 attempted robbery at the store. On the video, a man comes through the front door with a gun in hand and threatens Raleigh. (Note: Raleigh did not disclose his last name.)Raleigh takes a step to the left of the cash register and grabs a firearm, shooting at the attempted robber and chasing him out of the store.
“I took one step to the left and let one loose on the ground near him,” Raleigh said. “Westheimer is only about 50 feet in front of the store so I shot at his calves. I didn’t want to hurt anybody going by the store.”
When I read this, I immediately remembered Jim Cirillo explaining that the Steakout Squad would shoot armed suspects in the ass and legs because of the fear of an errant bullet ending up in the busy streets of New York and hitting and innocent.
Not only a successful case of armed self defense, but Raleigh gets extra brownie points for applying Rule Four.