August 16th, 2012 16:24 EST
Dude Tackles Armed Robber: Hero Or Moron?
"A Minnesota man who tackled an armed teenage robber outside a SuperAmerica store said his years playing football helped prepare him for the feat.
John Daiker, 38, of Rogers, who stands 6 feet, 3 inches and weighs 270 pounds, said playing defensive end in high school and college gave him the experience he needed to take down the robber -- who was armed with a handgun -- outside the Rogers store."
I commend Daiker for his courage in tackling an armed robber, but I wouldn`t recommend that anyone follow his example.
If you take down a robber, and he suffers an injury be prepared for a lawsuit that you are destined to lose.
If the gun is accidentally discharged while you are wrestling with the robber, and he`s killed you are in a world of trouble. Especially if you are Caucasian or Hispanic and the bad guy is African American. Before you can say "I`m screwed " Obama will declare that if he had a son he would look just like the martyred civil rights hero, and the Rev. Al Sharpton would demand justice, namely that you spend the rest of your life behind bars.
Don`t ruin your life, if you find yourself in a similar situation, call 911 and let the police handle the situation.
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