A customer who was waiting in line to get his food at a suburban Atlanta eatery shoots at the four-would be robbers, foiling the plot and putting one of them in the hospital.
DeKalb police said the man was placing an order at the Sonic on Flat Shoals Road in Decatur, Ga. when the men tried to rob him. The men had no idea that he was armed.
“The victim had his own handgun (and) was able to shoot the suspect, who fell to the ground,” DeKalb police Lt. Mark Lavigne told WSBTV.com. “The other two or three suspects fled from the scene.”
One of the men was shot and rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, police said. Police did not divulge where the robber was shot. Two of his crew members were arrested a short time later while the fourth man was able to get away and remains at large, DeKalb police said.