I just saw this video here. No idea if it’s fake or not, looks real enough.
Looks like it was shot on the store’s CCTV system but it has pretty good sound, though you might need to turn it up to hear the robber speak. And then turn it down right after so your kids or colleagues don’t hear what the former Marine says at the end (you’ve been warned!)
What it looks like to me is this:
- The robber comes in and produces the gun.
- He demands the money in the register.
- “Grits” aka “Uncle Bill”, which seems to be his name, stabs him and chases him off
Anyway, I’d like to hear from any LEO or criminal defense attorney out there what they make of it: Is this self defense? If not, what is it in the eyes of the law?
UPDATE: I should have made it clear right away but I do know the US justice system varies from state to state. So a universal answer is not possible. That’s OK. If you can comment on how things would look in your jurisdiction, that’s plenty good by me.
Also, I know anything can happen once a case ends up in court. Just your opinion, based on your professional experience, is perfectly fine as answer. Thanks!