Quick thinking hotel clerk foils robbery

You all know that I favor the robbery prevention method of shooting the robber multiple times in the face. In my mind, the robber survives just long enough to regret all his bad life choices. Sometimes, however, discretion is the better part of valor.

Case in point, from Greensboro.

The man entered the lobby of the Howard Johnson Inn at 2004 Veasley St. about 9:55 p.m., approached the counter and demanded money from the clerk, police said.

But the clerk ran to safety instead and called police.

You can just see him standing there at the desk, thinking, “Hey, that’s not the way I’d planned it.” The robber fled the scene and is still at large.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to rob a person you can’t catch?

People die from “just give them what they want.” They cooperate, hand over the money and get shot dead. This clerk has grasped the basic principle that “if you can’t catch me, you probably can’t kill me.”


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