A pack of armed thugs’ “jugging” attempt failed miserably when a Texas store pulled his own gun and defended himself during a botched robbery attempt.
The owner of Ruiz Cash & Carry managed to gun down two out of three of the gang of armed robbers.
The Houston Police Department believes that the armed thugs killed outside of a family-owned convenience store were trying to rob the owner in a “jugging” attempt.
The incident unfolded on Wednesday when the owner of the convenience store in Houston’s East End went to the bank.
When came back to the business carrying a large amount of cash, he was attacked by armed crooks.
He was hit in the back of the head with a blunt object.
When he turned around, he saw armed masked men wearing gloves attacking him.
Unfortunately for the criminals, this store owner wasn’t about to become just another victim.
He knew his Second Amendment rights and was ready and willing to exercise them.
After realizing what was unfolding, he turned, drew his weapon, and fired at them with his firearm.
Luckily, a fellow 2A patriot employee in the store heard the commotion and also fired at the suspects.
Both of the thugs were shot and died at the scene.
A third suspect was caught on video driving away from the attack in a newer model black Lincoln Navigator.
Police revealed that the vehicle had a Texas license plate: RTS-3919.
The daughter of one of the store’s employees spoke to KHOU-TV and said that it was not the first time the store had been targeted by robbers.
“It scares us just because a situation like that had already happened here,” Jacqueline Hernandez said.
Police say that there has been a rise in incidents of “jugging.”
They revealed that “jugging” involves robbery suspects identifying victims at ATMs or banks and following them home to rob them, often at gunpoint.
“I do want to appeal to anyone who’s watching to please consider your actions, consider your decisions because choices have consequences,” Houston Police Assistant Chief Chandra Hatcher said.
“Unfortunately, the suspects here, I would believe, have loved ones who will now be grieving their loss, but again, choices have consequences.
“We don’t ever advocate violence or crime, but our citizens do have the right to defend themselves and choices have consequences.
“Crime does not always pay,” Hatcher concluded.