In Pennsylvania, two masked men decided to rob a 67-year-old male senior citizen with a toy gun, and instead of it being an easy job like they thought, the two wannabe criminals found themselves staring down the barrel of karma: it turned out grandpa had a real gun on him, and wasn’t afraid to use it.
The 67-year-old gentleman was trying to take a walk in Cobbs Creek Park in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, when he was approached by a masked “gunman”. The robber turned out to be holding a pellet gun. He assumed he intimidated his victim and wouldn’t have to use the toy gun. The second accomplice in this robbery was close by, holding a stick.
The 67-year-old reports that he was walking, and next thing he knew he had a gun in his face. Then it turned into a physical confrontation, when the victim turned the tables: he pulled out his .38-caliber handgun and shot the criminal in the head, killing him at the scene.
The older man had a license to carry a concealed weapon and zero criminal record, so it looks like he will thankfully stay out of any trouble. He was taken to the hospital for chest pains after the stress of the situation but is reportedly now fine.
After the suspect with the toy gun got into a physical confrontation with the victim, the victim reportedly pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and shot him once in the head, killing him at the scene.
The shooter reportedly has a concealed weapons license and does not have a criminal record. He was taken to the hospital with chest pains, but is expected to recover, reports the Delaware County Daily Times.
The suspect’s accomplice, meanwhile, reportedly fled the scene and has not yet been found.
Police are not reportedly charging the victim with a crime because they say he believed the toy gun was real and was acting in self-defense.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the victim “did a great job defending himself.”