Originally posted by bates
A masked gunman has died after being pinned down and restrained by customers during an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Plymouth.
The man, in his 50s, entered the Ladbrokes branch in Crownhill Road at 18:45 GMT on Friday wearing a gas mask and holding a pistol.
Police arrested the man, who was already unconscious, but he died a short time later at the scene.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.
Had a look for this couldn't find it anywhere etc etc.
I thought it was necessary to share this with the ATS community given the recent gun obsession on here.
This is why us Brits are happy as we are, we're mad enough to just run at and tackle anyone who has a pop with a gun with nothing but our mad dog spirit.
Come at us with a gun and we'll laugh in your face and wrestle you down.
One thing I would add though is I feel for the man who has died here (his family anyway), I don't condone his attempted crime but no one should lose their life like that.
1. It was a 50 yr old man. Not saying anything is wrong with that, but... lol. It does account for something
2. He was WEARING A GAS MASK, and I'm guessing could barely see a damn thing. Not necessarily always true, but those that I have worn certainly obstructed my view.
3. Good job, they beat a man to death. I don't know if you want an applause for that.
4. Just humor yourself and youtube "gas station gun fight" and see how it's really handled. Granted, clerks and innocent people do get hurt ever so often when the criminal gets off a lucky shot. But for the most part, guns save many people behind the register. As well, not all criminals really come in intending to shoot, or they just plain can't shoot.