On July 21 around 3 a.m., two young men wearing Halloween costumes and carrying a large knife begin to enter the Stop n’ Save Market on Fairview Boulevard.
The store owner watches the men approach on video.
He grabs his loaded .38 caliber gun and moves toward the door.
The would-be bandits see the approaching clerk, gun in hand, and take off running.
No shots were fired.
The shopkeeper, who doesn’t want to be identified, told News 2 he was prepared to shoot.
“They saw the gun and started running, but had they decided to come into the store, I would have had no choice but to shoot two people,” he explained.
Deana Inman is the store’s co-owner and the clerk’s mother.
She said she saw the video and her heart sank.
“It could’ve been someone using a weapon on my son, potentially killing him,” Inman told News 2.
She said she is proud of how her son handled himself.
“I’m very proud. If you come with the intent to rob, to scare, whatever, we should have every right to defend ourselves,” Inman explained.
If you recognize the young men in the video, or the costumes they are wearing, you are urged to contact the Fairview Police Department at 615-799-2431.