It was a quiet morning along Warren Street as a 50-year-old resident pulled his black & silver Toyota into a parking spot at Detroit’s Citizen Bank. Double checking the deposit envelope, he was distracted and didn’t notice two teenagers watching him from the opposite side of the street in the parking lot of the Detroit Mattress Store.
Chewing on his cigar, the man opened vehicle’s door and walked to the bank’s ATM. He had just entered his PIN when he heard footsteps coming up from behind and a voice saying, don’t turn around. Give us your money.
“I…I don’t have any money, ” said the intended victim.
“Then get it out of the machine. We know you have a card.”
Thinking fast, the man dropped his card on the sidewalk. As he leaned over to pick it up with his left hand, his right-hand slide under his light jacket pulled a pistol, turned and fired before the gun welding thief with the shot gun could get off a shot. Turning towards the other teen, holding a hand gun, both shot at once and both were wounded.
Gas Station Robbery Backfires
Around the same time, the robbery at the Detroit Citizen Bank was happening, another individual with a CCW was defending himself.
The attempted robbery failed when a teenager chose the wrong person.
Darius Summers is a musician who had just turned 62. Despite being mild manner, he also received a permit to carry a hidden weapon.
“I’d never been in something like this,” Summers said. “Never fired a gun before — all this is different.”
Summers went to get coffee at a filling station near home when a 16-year-old, outfitted with a weapon, saw that Summers also had a gun. Thinking Summers was an older, simpler target; the teen tried to take Summers’ weapon.
The 62-year-old drew his gun and blasted the kid in the belly, and the teen staggered out of the shop.