Robber pulls toy gun, gets shot in the knee

DECATUR, Ga. — Police say a security guard shot a robber who tried to hold up a metro Atlanta bank using a toy gun.

WXIA-TV reportsa man tried to rob a Citizens Trust bank in Decatur minutes after it opened Wednesday. A security guard shot the would-be robber in the knee.

DeKalb County police say it turns out the suspect's gun was a plastic toy. He was taken to a hospital after being shot. The FBI says it won't release the suspect's identity until federal charges are filed.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Pam Kunz says a bank employee's leg was grazed in the shooting after the security guard fired several rounds. The woman was treated and back at work within an hour.


Cartman 3 years, 2 months ago

Play stupid games - win stupid prizes.


tywebb 3 years, 2 months ago

cartman, how did you make the word prizes a link to a walmart gift card? do you work for them? that's weird.


VietVet1 3 years, 2 months ago

Great job. At least this security guard is a better shot than APD. Too bad his aim wasn't higher.


waltspecht 3 years, 2 months ago

Somehow I think it was more luck than skill involved in this shooting. Can't wait for the lawsuit, and his Company to hang him out to dry.


guardian 3 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, he was better...he shot a bank employee; I wonder how many others in the bank he came close to hitting. I'll take a miss over accidentally shooting an innocent person any day!


tywebb 3 years, 2 months ago

wow, i actually laughed when I read the title of the story. That is just too funny. glad the employee is fine. I'll take a grazed innocent leg and a shot perp any day!


chinaberry25 3 years, 2 months ago

Hope it was shattered and has to walk with a limp forever. Whether he has a toy gun or not, it was used as a weapon. Shoot and ask questions later.


bigbob 3 years, 2 months ago

Now he can move to Albany & collect SSI, will fit right in.


repwork 3 years, 2 months ago

If you are Black in color (must be), can drive a police vehicle (car, truck, or a SUV), and know something about shooting at anything that moves from behind an air conditioner.


Engineer 3 years, 2 months ago

He used to be a robber, then he took a bullet to the knee.


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