In December, a Milwaukee man attempted to rob a corner market only to be stopped by a female store clerk with a firearm.
The incident, which occurred on December 14, was caught on surveillance video and shows a white man pulling a knife on a female clerk as she began to ring him up for a small purchase.
After the attempted robber pulled his knife and began to yank at the cash register, the female clerk pulled out a handgun from under the counter causing the attacker to cower to the floor, then run out of the store in haste leaving the cash behind.
Milwaukee police are looking for a white male, 25-35 years old, weighing 165 pounds.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.
A recent study by the CATO Institute found that during an 8-year period, some 5,000 incidents where guns were used to stop a crime were reported in the media.
Authors of the study warn gun-control advocates that if they “are truly interested in harm reduction, they should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted each year by ordinary persons with guns.”
Gary Kleck, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, found in a study he conducted in the early 1990’s that 2.5 million crimes are prevented each year by guns in the hands of private citizens.