Thursday, January 12, 2012

Way to Go, Spc. Paville Simpson!

Three teens who attempted to rob a judo instructor with a replica gun at a CTA station got more than they bargained for, police say.

It wasn’t the judo teacher who taught them a lesson, authorities say, but an Army National Guardsman armed with a real gun.

Spc. Paville Simpson, 21, was hailed a hero Sunday, hours after he cuffed two of the teens and held the third until police arrived Saturday night at the North and Clybourne Red Line station.


Go read the whole thing here: http://www.suntimes.com/news/9891200-418/national-guardsman-thwarts-red-line-robbery-3-charged.html

QOTD:

Simpson, a graduate of Lincoln Park High School and a part-time student at Phoenix University, said the incident showed the value of concealed carry laws in place in other states, pointing out that he wouldn’t have been entitled to carry his weapon in Illinois if he hadn’t been on his way to work.