Feelgood Story of the Day: Armed Intruder Gets a Night-cap at AA Meeting

Some good news to start a Monday:

A robber who walked into the Columbia downtown Alcoholics Anonymous center, pulled out a gun and demanded money was killed in a burst of gunfire from an AA visitor’s gun, police said.

“Gimme what you got,” witnesses quoted the robber as saying when he entered the AA building at 2015 College St. in Five Points about 10:48 p.m. Saturday. They said he brandished a .25-caliber handgun.

At that point, as one AA visitor dropped something on the floor — possibly his wallet — another AA visitor pulled out his own pistol and shot the robber “multiple times,” police said.

The hero who put down the intruder remains, appropriately enough, anonymous.

What was the would-be robber thinking? I know he didn’t expect anybody to be armed, but to storm into a place where everybody’s already a little jumpy and jacked on coffee probably isn’t the wisest move.

Author: Doug Powers

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