Jimmy Muhammad, 32, said he and his colleagues had just fended off a gang of masked young men with guns who tried to break into his uncle’s store, United Mart, in the 10300 block of West Florissant. The front door was shattered.
“It’s bad,” said Muhammad, still gripping a pistol. Sirens blasted from all the police vehicles speeding by to other crime scenes. “I don’t blame the police, but they can’t keep up.”
Silas Chung, 53, didn’t get to his small store, Up N Up Fashion, in the 11600 block of West Florissant, soon enough to defend it.
“I feel bad,” said Chung, cleaning up the damage. “This world is getting worse and worse.”
It never fails. There always be some idiots that will take advantage of a legitimate community action and turn it into a pillage and burn situation because they can.
At the end, it is you, your gun and the hope that the idiots understand it is not worth it to lose their lives to a bottle of booze or some other item. And to hide behind an honest protest is cowardly and demeans the intent of it.
UPDATE: If there was a doubt about the quality of the felonious jackasses looting, this was painted on the wall of a store burned down.