This is not your simple “Why did they have to shoot him?” post. Please see the video first and then read on.
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -It’s been a difficult week for parents Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. Their son, Michael Grace Jr, was shot and killed during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning. Police said Grace Jr and two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr. Hairston said she learned of her son’s death on social media, and only got confirmation from police after contacting them first. The grieving mother said she has been left with dozens of questions about the situation that have thus far gone unanswered.“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston.Hairston and Grace Sr acknowledged that their son was breaking the law by robbing the business, and said they definitely don’t condone what he did.
“What is the policy about employees having guns on the premises? Mom asks. That is a weird question to ask, right? She continues:
“Was he a security guard?, was he back there cooking dough? Was he back there throwing pizzas in the oven? What was his position? Why did he have a gun?”
Now, remember that she knows her son was breaking the law (but probably does not know you can get shot and killed by a civilian when you point a gun on their general direction during the commission of a felony) but does not think he would hurt anybody. And then we come to the very interesting part:
They also said their son used to work at the same Pizza Hut restaurant where the robbery happened.
Now the enigma why she asks about the Pizza Hut’s Gun Policy for employees is resolved: She thought her son was going to safely rob a Gun Free Zone. That was one safe bet that did not pan out as intended.
She tries to cover by saying her son had issues with other employees. Well, if you had “issues” and come inside the joint with a gun, what do you expect to get? Large pan pizza with pepperoni, ham and pineapple? What she says simply does not make sense to regular, law-abiding citizens, but it sure makes sense to criminals.
It gets better:
“This wasn’t a body shot. This was a head shot. My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear. A headshot is personal,” said Hairston.
No dear, it indicates the shooter is proficient with his weapon and felt confident about the shot. Of course, in her criminal circles a headshot usually means they got up close from behind an unsuspected person and shot them point blank range.
“Even a criminal has a right to a degree,” said Grace Sr. “I’m not advocating what my son did.”
Your son decided to commit a violent act upon innocent people. The people inside the Pizza Hut also have the right to defend themselves and one did. If your very adult son had decided at any time to stop his actions before going inside the place with a gun, he would still be alive.
The family said they want Pizza Hut to release more information about the situation and acknowledge that their son used to be a Pizza Hut employee.
That sounds strangely like “We wanna kill that fucker and sue Pizza Hut.”
Hairston said she thinks the employee who shot her son needs to be in jail, and wants all parties involved in the situation to be honest about what happened.
I always feel warm/fuzzy when suspected criminals demand jail time for others.
But Miguel! How dare you call a grieving mother a criminal? Because after reading the statements and watching the video, it is my strong belief she condoned what her son was doing for a living and very likely she knew he was going to rob that particular Pizza Hut. And now she sees the possibility of cashing in on the death of Junior rather than being embarrassed by his actions. Or you Guys/Gals did not catch the lack of emotion coming from that woman about the death of the fruit of her womb?
Criminals Do Not Think Like Us Nor Have The Morals.