posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 01:34 AM
I'm a licensed security guard, having returned to the industry since the recession killed my other trade- I've run teams at places where there are
millions of dollars in cash and removable property on site, and the nature of the location makes it much easier to steal from than a retail store.
None of these places I have worked have armed guards or even permit guards to make citizens arrests. We do it all with information now- we know when
you came and when you left, we know if give been there before and still have all the information we got on you last time, we have your photograph and
we have descriptions and license plates on every vehicle that comes around- we dont have to stop you right then and there- we can usually send the
police right to your house with a warrant that we made it possible for them to obtain.
My point? This idiot was endangered by his own reckless actions and therefore was not justified shooting his way out of this perceived danger that he
never should have entered. If this was a justified shooting, then it would also be justifiable to run out in front of the firing line at a rifle range
unexpectedly and then "defend yourself" by returning fire. If he was doing the job right he would have calmly walked our and watched the car leave,
given the police it's description plate and direction of travel, then documented all the info so if the cops didn't get it done this time they could
just wait till the offender returned, at which point they could call the cops as the offender if entering rather than leaving, thus giving the police
the time they need to make the catch. Afterall, you dont cross state lines and disguise yourself and all that james bond crap to rob walmart. You wake
up not having something you need and you go to your local store like always and get it- you just skip the checkout part, and maybe wear a hat if youre
paranoid, and you'll be back next time you want to buy or steal something, because you dont expect a lot of ongoing attention for a petty crime- but
guards are paid to pay attention, so a good one will get you then. But for a stupid guard, it's now or never when the event happens, and for a REALLY
stupid guard that means you have to sacrifice your safety over some bargain basement merchandise, and fighting to the death over it.