Monday, April 18, 2011
Man grabs gun of wounded cop to defend against robbers
The 50-year-old school safety agent was visiting ARJ Auto Repair in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday night with a group that included hero cop Anthony Presley.
Five robbers ordered the group onto the ground and began rifling through their pockets. Presley, an MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer who was off duty, pulled his pistol, stood up, identified himself as a cop and told the robbers to stand down. Presley was shot in the shoulder during the close-quarters gunfight that ensued, police said.
The unidentified school safety agent grabbed the Glock that Presley dropped when he was shot and chased the five bandits, firing back after at least one robber shot at him. The agent, who is not licensed to carry a gun, could face charges, sources said.
Two of the robbers were wounded in the gun battle.
Charge a hero? Are they nuts? No jury would ever convict this guy so why bother.