The Daily Herald reports the men, ages 22 and 23, allegedly took four nail guns, each worth more than $400, from the Coastal Farm & Ranch store Saturday in Marysville.
The men walked out of the store and got into a Honda Civic, only to be surrounded by about six customers with guns raised.
Court documents say the driver pulled forward, causing one man confronting him to land on the hood.
Documents say another customer shot at the driver’s side front tire, while a third fired twice at the rear tire.
Marysville police found the theft suspects’ car unoccupied about three blocks away, with two flat tires and the tools inside. Both men were apprehended after a search.
It makes you feel good to have good people stand for the “right thing”, but in this case this is not the legal way. I don’t think a prosecuting attorney would be political dumb enough to bring charges against the customers, but let’s not tempt faith, shall we? Just say no to use of deadly force for simple loss of property.