Young boy pummels armed thieves during GameStop robbery0 Comments
While just about any place of business is susceptible to attack from armed robbers, perhaps not every business will have a 7 year-old customer willing to directly engage criminals waiting within.
Released by authorities last week, the above footage shows an armed robbery of a Montgomery County, Maryland GameStop. Masked criminals entered the store just before closing time, ordering three customers to stand aside while they looted the store.
According to reports, the young boy and his family entered the store in order to procure a plush toy — the very same toy that the brave youngster seems to be using as an admittedly-ineffective bludgeon against one of the thieves.
The police report indicates that the robbers were successful in stealing an "undisclosed amount of cash" as well some personal property before leaving through the front door. The two men have not yet been apprehended.
The boy's father spoke toward his son's bravery, and holds out hope that the criminals will soon be punished — otherwise, he has concerns that the child may live in fear.
"We don't want something like this to strike fear into him for a good portion of his life," the father said. "The best thing we can say to our son in this instance is that the bad guys have been found, and they are in jail."
While concerns over the lasting effects of violent encounters are certainly legitimate, some might believe that the boy's actions — despite not being well-informed — seem to point to a distinct lack of fear. After all, not too many people would be bold enough to attack a criminal head-on.
Watch 7-Year-Old Fight Against Armed Thieves During GameStop Robbery, GameSpot