Now if the customer had shot the robber in commission of the crime, that'd be OK.A bank customer tried to stop a fleeing armed robber in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, running after the man and firing his own weapon, police said
The robber escaped, while the customer spent a brief time in custody after police got to the scene.
...officers questioned his common sense.
"Although the law might say that shooting at an armed fleeing felon, in some cases, is justified, it might not be the wise thing to do," police Capt. Stephen J. McGonagle said. "If the suspect is fleeing, and nobody's life is in immediate danger, sometimes you have to use discretion and let the robber get away."
But seriously - chasing after the robber? You're not a cop!!!
I do wonder why he was in custody. Maybe none of the employees or other customers told the police right away that he wasn't the robber?