Bank President Foils Robbery In Troy,...

Bank President Foils Robbery In Troy, MO.

There are 92 comments on the KPLR-11 story from Oct 30, 2012, titled Bank President Foils Robbery In Troy, MO.. In it, KPLR-11 reports that:

A man wearing a Halloween mask burst into the Peoples Bank and Trust demanding money Tuesday, but the robbery was stopped by the bank's president.

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citizen

Saint Peters, MO

#1 Oct 31, 2012
Good for him!!!!
Uh-huh

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Oct 31, 2012
Way to go David!
Great

Wentzville, MO

#3 Oct 31, 2012
Great job Dave.
Mumsy

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Oct 31, 2012
I got family that works there and David protected them. What a goofy thing to do to hold up a bank where CCW is allowed. There probably are plenty more employees there that are legal to carry. hope the fellow gets the help he needs.
Thanks David.
Good

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Oct 31, 2012
Its a good thing he was able to handle this, apparently the cops spend their time perving the customers at the gas station.
Really

O Fallon, MO

#6 Oct 31, 2012
Mumsy wrote:
I got family that works there and David protected them. What a goofy thing to do to hold up a bank where CCW is allowed. There probably are plenty more employees there that are legal to carry. hope the fellow gets the help he needs.
Thanks David.
Protected how? The guy left the bank without so much as anyone even getting a hangnail.
No Insurance

Wentzville, MO

#7 Oct 31, 2012
David T is lucky that guy didn't have a gun and his wife isn't a widow today. Seriously, are they hurting that bad that they can't afford to wait for insurance money on those funds to come in?
Okay

O Fallon, MO

#8 Oct 31, 2012
Really wrote:
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Protected how? The guy left the bank without so much as anyone even getting a hangnail.
Clearly didn't read the article. Dave let the guy outside with the money, then locked the door behind him, and then stopped the guy from leaving with the money. He followed his training procedures perfectly, and letting the guy go outside (away from customers and employees) before he drew his weapon was the right thing to do. Read the article before you make yourself look stupid again. Thanks :)
Really

O Fallon, MO

#9 Oct 31, 2012
Protect: verb. To cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction. So, who was covered and shielded from exposure to an injury, damage, or destruction since not one single soul was exposed or suffered any injury, damage, or destruction? It's a fair question. Read up on the English language before you make yourself look stupid again. Thanks :)
Okay wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly didn't read the article. Dave let the guy outside with the money, then locked the door behind him, and then stopped the guy from leaving with the money. He followed his training procedures perfectly, and letting the guy go outside (away from customers and employees) before he drew his weapon was the right thing to do. Read the article before you make yourself look stupid again. Thanks :)
I Recall

Saint Peters, MO

#10 Oct 31, 2012
There have been several Threads about concealed and open carry.
Numerous examples of potential incidents happening anywhere and any time.
There was so much negativity against the thought of someone who chooses to carry.

Well, this is a case which demonstrates "why" people choose to carry, whether concealed or open.

Perhaps he got away this time because no one had the means to stop him as this did in this case.
The next time, to bad guy might bring a firearm and put citizens at great risk of injury or death.

What happened here is classic.
Citizen chooses to conceal carry.
Concealed carry permit holder trains.
Concealed carry business owner "allows" firearms.
Incident occurs.
Conceal carry citizen legally reveals firearm.
Bad guy caught and taken out of society so as not to harm someone.

Score one for for the good guys!
Woe Horse

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#11 Oct 31, 2012
First to all posters that want to complain about my spelling, wording or being a small town hick don't give me a come back for I will not come back to read. But if you read I got how I feel across!

The Hero (Banker) Stay inside bank let the police do their job, He had already left bank.
Wife: She ordered you a victory pizza, she should have ordered you a case of toilet paper for I bet you were up till 1:00am wiping after he realized he locked the door behind him.
I Recall

O Fallon, MO

#12 Nov 1, 2012
Woe Horse wrote:
First to all posters that want to complain about my spelling, wording or being a small town hick don't give me a come back for I will not come back to read. But if you read I got how I feel across!
The Hero (Banker) Stay inside bank let the police do their job, He had already left bank.
Wife: She ordered you a victory pizza, she should have ordered you a case of toilet paper for I bet you were up till 1:00am wiping after he realized he locked the door behind him.
First, if you are going to stick around to read/respond, wtf even make a post for?

Second, it isn't so much your spelling that I'm concerned about but rather your construct. In other words, it's hard to make any sense out of what you wrote. So what is it that you're saying?

Third, from what I can glean from post, you think that he should have stayed inside and let the police handle it.
There is some common sense to that, I agree.
But as you can see from the interview, the Banker and another stopped this bad guy in the parking lot with the Police "on the way", not there. Had they not stopped him, he would have been gone with no way to know that he would have been caught.
It seems he allow the bad guy to get out of the bank and locked the door to "protect employees and customers." I commend him for that.
If the bad guy had had a gun, it may very well have gone a different way.
"That" single choice is one that "every" person that carries has to consider before drawing a weapon. Obviously, he made his choice.

This event turned out well.
I Recall

O Fallon, MO

#13 Nov 1, 2012
"If you're NOT going to stick around" is what it should have said.
Dummy

O Fallon, MO

#14 Nov 1, 2012
I Recall wrote:
"If you're NOT going to stick around" is what it should have said.
Dummy
I Recall

O Fallon, MO

#15 Nov 1, 2012
Dummy wrote:
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Dummy
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Good For You

Germany

#16 Nov 1, 2012
Putting fear in the minds of those eager to victimize others is not a bad idea. The strength of our country comes from the willingness of hardened souls to take risk, brave dangers and go where others fear to tread. Anyone following the true American spirit will take personal responsibility for their own lives. They would never wait for the government to feed them, the police to protect them or their neighbors to keep them free. The American cultured is overflowing with weak people afraid to act. They’re too afraid of litigation, injury or ridicule to get involved. I would rather be described as reckless than weak. Good for you Mr. Thompson.
Hero Banker

Chesterfield, MO

#17 Nov 1, 2012
Woe Horse wrote:
First to all posters that want to complain about my spelling, wording or being a small town hick don't give me a come back for I will not come back to read. But if you read I got how I feel across!
The Hero (Banker) Stay inside bank let the police do their job, He had already left bank.
Wife: She ordered you a victory pizza, she should have ordered you a case of toilet paper for I bet you were up till 1:00am wiping after he realized he locked the door behind him.
He couldn't wait for them to do their job, they are too busy perving on the customers and staff at the gas station, didn't you see the other post?

He stood up for his bank, and made sure his customers and employees were protected. Sounds like he got it all right.
Huh

United States

#18 Nov 1, 2012
Good For You wrote:
Putting fear in the minds of those eager to victimize others is not a bad idea. The strength of our country comes from the willingness of hardened souls to take risk, brave dangers and go where others fear to tread. Anyone following the true American spirit will take personal responsibility for their own lives. They would never wait for the government to feed them, the police to protect them or their neighbors to keep them free. The American cultured is overflowing with weak people afraid to act. They’re too afraid of litigation, injury or ridicule to get involved. I would rather be described as reckless than weak. Good for you Mr. Thompson.
Rather be described as reckless? Wow that's a quality we should all pass on to our children. "Please dear son or daughter be reckless because you sure don't want anyone to perceive you are weak".

No thanks. My children were raised to be prudent, and have been taught the skill to discern when a situation requires self-defense to protect them from imminent harm, and when one calls for not needlessly and recklessly endangering themselves for some instant self-gratification.
Hero Banker

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Nov 1, 2012
Huh wrote:
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Rather be described as reckless? Wow that's a quality we should all pass on to our children. "Please dear son or daughter be reckless because you sure don't want anyone to perceive you are weak".
No thanks. My children were raised to be prudent, and have been taught the skill to discern when a situation requires self-defense to protect them from imminent harm, and when one calls for not needlessly and recklessly endangering themselves for some instant self-gratification.
I didn't realize cowardice is a skill.

There are those who victimize society, those who are victimized and those who fight back. He fought back. Good for him.

Now go hide in the corner like you taught your children.
Huh

United States

#20 Nov 1, 2012
Hero Banker wrote:
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I didn't realize cowardice is a skill.
Didn't say it was. Where did I say that? Please point out the exact phrasing please. Or maybe you can take a course in comprehension. I must have used big words you couldn't comprehend.
Hero Banker wrote:
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There are those who victimize society, those who are victimized and those who fight back.
Umm yeah wow that's pure genius there. Smart people down there in Troy to come up with that statement. Pat yourself on the back and get yourself a piece of candy.
Hero Banker wrote:
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Now go hide in the corner like you taught your children.
Wow I actually had to reread what I wrote to make sure I didn't say that either, and sure enough I didn't. Again, sorry for using big words that you don't understand. I'll try to dumb it down, but it's going to be tough since I'm not fluent in hillbilly speak.

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