“It won’t happen again.” So declared Art Bouvier, owner of Papa Roux Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis. He referenced a recent armed robbery which resulted in the perpetrator escaping with a tip jar.
Bouvier is taking steps to deter such intrusion in the future, as reported by the local NBC affiliate WTHR:
At noon Monday, there was a steady stream of customers heading to Papa Roux, many with a license to carry that would earn them a 25-percent discount. There’s a sign on the door asking customers for patience as Papa Roux deals with a tremendous amount of media coverage since the story broke on Saturday.
“The word needs to get out,” said owner Art Bouvier, speaking about those people in line with a license to carry a handgun.
… “I had a guy in here Saturday night who illegally brought a gun in and wanted to do harm with it. It’s propaganda, right? The best mental push-back for that is for people to think, ‘Oh, there may be people in there who are legally carrying guns so maybe I should go somewhere else.’ And if everybody were to do that, there’s nowhere else to go,” Bouvier said.
Naturally, not everyone is on board with the idea.