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An Indiana man refused to back down from an armed teenager trying to steal his friend's moped, defiantly shouting and pointing into the mouth of a long-barreled handgun. Timothy Gramza, 56, was outside his South Bend, Ind., home April 1 packing some wood into his truck as he prepared to move to Alabama for a new job. Four friends were standing outside the part of the house that Gramza uses as his woodworking shop, which has a security camera perched on top that captured the entire encounter.
Eyster said Gramza had taken his gun out of the seat of the moped moments before the attempted robber and put it in his back pocket, but did not take it out during the confrontation with the suspect. "You see him reach several times to his back pocket, but he just couldn't do it," Eyster said. "He couldn't make himself shoot a teenager."
The suspect is described as a black man, in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, Eyster said. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call the South Bend police detective bureau at 574-235-9263 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Moving out This wasn't the first time Gramza has been confronted by armed men in the neighborhood he has spent his entire life. The home has been in Gramza's family since 1917.
Originally posted by KilrathiLG
reply to post by ideasarebulletproof
was not my intent but i could see how you could draw that parallel,id have to say that this one had a far better ending then most cases like this tend to go.And now that you mention it i bet it was in the back of the mind of the guy protecting the moped and might have effected his decision process thank you for your reply