Two robbers picked the wrong 72-year-old Tennessee man to mug. And only one lived to tell the story.
Nashville police say Molena Holt, 26, asked Robert James Johnson for a ride to Springfield. Johnson agreed, but Holt said she needed to stop by an apartment first. Holt left the car after arriving, then disappeared around the apartment as two accomplices approached, struck Johnson and took his wallet. But the elderly victim was prepared, having been robbed at gunpoint years ago, and he drew his gun and fired a single shot—striking 46-year-old Randall Caradine.
The second suspect drove Caradine to a nearby garage, called 911 and left him. Caradine was transported to a hospital where he died. Investigators say the incident was orchestrated by Holt who needed $30 to pay Caradine and his friend for drugs. “They messed with the wrong person that day. I’m a good shooter,” Johnson told reporters, adding he’s sorry he “didn’t get the other one.”