Wednesday, May 10, 2006

It Sounds Like Angels Singing

Great story this morning out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Definitely one of the more quoteworthy stories as of late. I love the "running with scissors" line.

Store manager corners robber with scissors

The manager of a Christian bookstore chased a would-be robber with a pair of scissors and cornered him until authorities arrived, Murfreesboro police said.

Tim Davis was working alone Saturday afternoon at his family-owned Salt and Pepper Christian Store when a robber showed him a note demanding money and claiming he had a gun hidden under a folded newspaper, according to police reports.

Davis said Monday he didn't believe the robber had a gun because the newspaper was too thin.

"I am a peaceful man, but I am not passive," Davis said. "I work way too hard for someone to take it from me."

Instead of handing over the cash that was in the register, Davis said, "I don't think so," and grabbed a pair of scissors from under the counter.


The robber, who remains unidentified because he is a suspect in other robberies, fled the store with Davis hot on his heels, scissors still in hand.

"The only thing I did wrong was run with a pair of scissors," Davis said.


Davis said that he was relieved to hear the sounds of the police officers' guns being drawn on the robber as he held the man at bay.

"Click, click, it sounds like angels singing," he said.

Good stuff.