What would you do if someone you know robbed a store and got shot in the process? Most people would probably be upset and say they got what they deserved. But, that's not the case in this story. Adric White (18), was robbing a Dollar General when an unnamed Good Samaritan with a concealed carry stepped in and fired five rounds at White that sent him to the hospital. The unnamed man told Fox10 News, "He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees," said the man. "I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me, I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him."

While some would consider the Good Samaritan a hero, Adric White's family says otherwise. A member of White's family also spoke to Fox10 News and said, "If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone? You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever."

To make matters worse this wasn't the first robbery on White's record. According to police he had robbery charges waiting to be brought up against him from a robbery earlier in the year. Perhaps if White's family was quicker to condemn his actions and less eager to make him the victim he wouldn't be committing these crimes. When someone isn't held accountable for their actions or told that they have done something wrong, they don't learn their lesson. Instead of helping to teach White a lesson, his family is enabling his behavior and inadvertently telling him that it's alright to continue committing crimes. Hopefully, White will remember the moment he got shot the next time he tries to rob a store. And here's a tip: don't rob stores and break the law, and the chances of getting shot get reduced dramatically.

 

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