Sadly, an armed robbery isn’t much news anymore. Maybe it will get picked up by the local media. But probably not nationally.
Heck, even Chicago’s weekly death toll from shootings barely breaks the surface – as we reported today, to date this year 1036 people have been shot, of those 181 are dead. But for the most part, the media was silent.
So in this particular instance, the armed robbery wasn’t the news. It was one detail that made people take notice – and one even smaller detail that made the story all the more intriguing.
Last week, a thug pulled his semi-automatic weapon on an employee at a Kansas City, Missouri Jimmy John’s subway shop. In this security footage, we see the amazingly calm, collected way in which the employee complied with the robber’s demands.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2017
But sharp-eyed gun enthusiasts noticed one detail that may have explained the young man’s composure. The robber’s gun was jammed when he tried to rack it.There was no way he could have fired it anyway.
Anyone else notice something wrong with the robber's weapon? https://t.co/eAfeXQkCj4
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) April 28, 2017
— Cameron McEnturff (@CMcEnturff) April 28, 2017
@ABC How many of you caught the fact the gun obviously jammed when he tried to rack the slide, & the employee sees it?
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) April 29, 2017
@ABC the gun is "jammed" failure to feed. FWIW
— Joseph (@jjoefuji) April 28, 2017
Of course a snark on Twitter still managed to get in a dig.
— Boost Lanister (@billy_326) April 28, 2017
Nonetheless, we’re glad no harm came to the young sandwich-maker. And we’re also glad criminals are sometimes not the sharpest tools in the shed.
H/T BizPac Review
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of Do I Need To Slap You?]