What is going on in Reading, PA? It sounds like people are fighting back.
A store owner returned gunfire after a masked man shot at him during a failed robbery attempt Wednesday night at 10th and Robeson streets, police said.
Four on one. Not good odds, but what do you do when you get shot at? Return fire. It beats curling up under the counter. Also, I'm not sure why the officers thought that the bad guys had an "assault rifle with a silencer" but based on this statement alone, I'm going to say that the department may need additional general weapons training.
In the next story, ALSO from the Reading Eagle, a 65 year-old man minding his own business riding a bicycle on a trail is knocked down and assaulted. He fires in defense. The three that assaulted him are minors. One dies. You know this is going to be a tough one for this man to deal with emotionally. The sad thing is that it was not his decision to make and now he has to live with what someone else made him do just to survive. It seems like teenagers are acting like packs of dogs these days.