More than likely, this happens 100 times in America, in one form or another, for every one time it is publicized.
I mean, who reports a non-event? :?
I have witnessed the practice of OC dissuade "trouble" that probably would have turned to a crime at-least three times in my own adulthood.
Once on my own person.
Most criminals are lazy and cowards, looking for the easiest payoff with the least amount of effort or risk. Short of a criminal being a psychopath, most are going to go looking for an easier target, or, as the would be robbers in this report, wait until their target becomes easier pickings.
I mean really, why would you need a gun in a waffle house of all places?!?! For God's sake, CHILDREN go to waffle houses! :quirky
Good eye on that officer. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall for THAT conversation.