This post is the antithesis of Miguel’s post You cannot afford to be passive.

Repairman on roof fends off robbers trying to steal his truck

A Texas repairman confronted by three armed men looking to steal his truck was able to get the best of the would-be robbers, forcing them to run away.

Donald Burns, 69, was working Feb. 7 on top of the roof of a Houston convenience store, trying to repair a cooler overnight. Surveillance video shows three men approach about 2 a.m. Burns says one of the suspects had a gun and held it in a ready position.

“I heard them holler, ‘Throw down the keys,’” Burns said.

The suspects wanted Burns’ truck. But the repairman says the vehicle is an integral part of his business, and he could not afford to let them have it.

The man with the gun started climbing the ladder to the roof, as seen in surveillance video.

“About two steps up that ladder, and I grabbed my tool bag. I said, ‘I’m going to smash your brains out, and I’m going to cut you up with this knife. You better go,’” Burns said. “I said, ‘I’m going to get you. I don’t care if you shoot me, but I’m going to get you.’”

Here is the video:


That old man wasn’t going to be passive.  Dude was about to fuck up three guys with guns with a hammer and a utility knife to save his business.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

I hope he gets a gun and starts carrying it on the job.

Fuck knows that if my job had me outside at 2:00 am, I’d have a 9mm hanging on my tool belt.

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By J. Kb

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  1. I used to be night foreman in a bad part of Houston, the manager asked me if I had a gun, then sold me one that was easier to carry while on the job. LOL

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