An employee with a concealed gun was able to prevent two scumbags from robbing a cell phone store.
The Chicago Tribune reports that two people entered a T-Mobile with guns drawn with the intent of robbing the store. What they didn't expect, however, was a worker with a concealed carry permit drawing his own firearm and shooting the two robbers, causing them to flee to the hospital.
The men, ages 24 and 35, walked into South Shore Hospital and were transferred in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. The 35-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and groin, and the 24-year-old man was shot in the left arm and abdomen, police said.
The two were suspects in the attempted robbery, and charges were pending, police said.
"A lot of people think they can go out and rob people without anyone defending themselves," the store's district manager, Neil Tadros, told the Tribune. "It’s a great thing to have to protect yourself even when you’re not in your business. If you’re out in the streets and someone is threatening your life, you can go out and protect yourself."
The T-Mobile workers are reportedly doing well after the robbery was derailed.
"Thank God for concealed carry," Tadros said.