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Armed furniture store owner fights back would-be robber in Indianapolis

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Robbery ends in an unexpected way on home decoration shop

An attempted robbery of a home decor store ends with the owner behind the shooter with his own gun.

An Indiana furniture store owner turned the tables on a would-be armed robber in the last month, pulling out his own firearm and forced the suspect to bolt.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect walked into the store and spoke with the owner of Doyle Stinson on the morning of 5 July. The police said that the suspect pulled a gun and demanded money.

Stinson says he gave the suspect $10 from his wallet, but the man said to him: “I know you have more money than that because this is a business.” The suspect then marched Stinson to the owner of the office and the back of the store.

“As soon as he brings me back to the room back, that was a mistake,” Stinson told Fox 59. “I will go back here, I hit my silent alarm sos button.”

Stinson told the station that he knew that the robber’s gun is not loaded. When the pair got to his office, the owner of the store reached for his own .40-caliber weapon.

The suspect fled the store. Stinson took aim, but not fire, because he saw a boy in the front of the store and was afraid he would be hit by a stray bullet.

“If you’re shooting a .40-caliber, it is going to go through him, by means of these goods, through that window, and what is beyond the window,” Stinson said: “[The boy] got much more than I do.”

After calling the police, Stinson and other business owner briefly chased after the suspect in a car before turning back.

The police described the suspect vehicle as a dark Chevrolet Trailblazer from 2004 or 2005 model year that has Indiana license plates.

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