Mace (pepper spray) helped warding off another robbery. This time it’s Corpus Cristi, TX.
A guy walked in up to a motel receptionists and asked for money. The lady receptionists did not budge and told him “no”. The guy threatened her with deadly force but instead of compliance from her he got his face full of mace.
After that point his robbery attempt did not go any further, heck no. It’s impossible to do anything meaningful when you don’t see much, hardly breathing at all and in agonizing pain. That’s what pepper spray or Mace does to a person.
Here is the full story: Read on…
The story was reported by many outlets. Here is one:
CORPUS CHRISTI � A robber had Mace sprayed in his face on Valentine’s Day by a motel clerk after he claimed he had a gun, Corpus Christi police said.
Officers were called about 6:30 p.m. to a motel in the 2000 block of North Padre Island Drive after a 26-year-old clerk told police a man walked up to the front desk wearing a ski mask and demanding money.
The clerk refused and when the man said he had a gun, she sprayed Mace in his face, police said.
The robber fled the inn and is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-feet-10 inches to 6-feet-one inch tall and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds.
He was last seen wearing tan overalls and a black ski mask.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-8477.
It took a brave woman, a sober assessment of the situation, and a can of mace to thwart the robbery.
If you followed this blog for any length of time, you’ve read about many [reported] crimes that were stopped by a simple pepper spray (see here, here, and here for example). We keep publishing them to how you that usually it takes a lot of determination but very little resources to stop a crime.
A crime is a high risk game for the perpetrator — think walking on thin ice — and any unforeseen circumstance or event usually derails the whole process. In one-on-one situations a pepper spray or mace canister in your hand will most likely do it.
What do you do about it? We are glad you asked: buy pepper spray or mace, practice pulling it out, carry it on yourself at all times and be not afraid to use it.