FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA — An alert and armed citizen watched as two men broke into a business and began to remove items through the back door. At that point, the armed citizen decided to get involved.
He confronted and then held the two men at gunpoint until police arrived.
The two men, Aubery Eugene McBride, 62, of Fort Payne and Jason Scott McBride, 38, of Henagar were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary.
“I would like to thank the citizen for being so observant and contacting the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office about this incident. Even though we don’t ever advise a citizen to put their self in danger we are thankful that he did. The deputies were on scene within seven minutes and were able to make these arrests without incident because of the citizens’ actions,” [Sheriff Jimmy] Harris said in a press release.
This is a good incident to cover on Concealed Nation because I like to pose the question: Would you have done the same thing?
If it were me, I’d be on the phone with 911 to report the crime, all while keeping an eye on the bad guys. Drawing my firearm for stolen merch? Not likely. I’m not knocking what this armed citizen did, it’s just not for me. I would not have felt that my life was in danger, and that’s that.