Armed Washington State Store Owner Foils Robbery

posted on February 28, 2017

Hani Salha was working at his In & Out Mini Mart in Yakima, Wash., Sunday evening when he spied something that would give anyone pause. Through parking lot surveillance cameras, he saw two armed men pull bandannas over their faces and head for the door. Fortunately, Salha had an opportunity to steel himself. 

The proprietor later told the Yakima Herald, “I would do whatever it takes to protect my business, my family and my customers.” So, when the would-be thieves burst in brandishing guns and demanding money, Salha fired two shots with his own .40-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol. The robbers quickly fled.

Salha noted that he was thankful he could defend himself. “It’s good to see business owners and homeowners fighting back,” he added, referencing a recent Washington home invasion where the homeowner defended himself with a firearm.

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