The PJ Tatler

Robber with Toy Gun Killed by 67-Year-Old Victim with Real Gun

File this story under Darwin Awards.

If you live in a state that properly respects the Second Amendment, be careful before pulling a gun on someone, as they may pull one right back.

A masked “gun man,” or rather “toy gun man,” tried to rob a Pennsylvania man in a local park. The victim, a 67-year-old man, pulled out a real gun and shot him, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park — in other words, in broad daylight. “Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 67-year-old man was walking when he was confronted by two masked men. One was carrying a stick and the other a toy gun.”

“The man then pulled out his own .38 caliber handgun and shot one of the suspects in the head, police said. That man, who police say is in his late teens or early 20’s, died at the scene.”

Firearms are the great equalizer: here we see a young 20-year-old man try to rob an elderly 67 year old. Thank G-d he could protect himself.

The police superintendent said the toy gun looked very real; they did not realize it was a fake until they got close look at the “weapon.”

It’s refreshing to see the police’s reaction: “The victim did a great job,” Chitwood said.

The second suspect, the one with the stick, is still on the loose. The victim was taken to the hospital with chest pains but is expected to recover. He had a concealed-weapons permit.

No charges will be filed since the victim was acting in self-defense.