Two Georgia Men Deter Armed Robbers Between Bites
The debate in Georgia has raged about the right to carry concealed weapons in public. While some think that wearing guns openly results in the loss of surprise during an attack, other believe that openly carrying handguns thwarts a criminal assault.
For two Georgia men, Matt Brannan and J.P. Mitchell, the issue is not idle debate any longer.
Brannan and Mitchell were enjoying a meal at Waffle House on Barrete Parkway in Kennesaw at 5 am when a man, whom Brannan and Mitchell felt looked suspicious, entered. As the man wandered around the restaurant, as though looking for someone, a pair of cars filled with armed robbers were waiting behind the restaurant looking for the scout’s report.
When the scout saw Brannan and Mitchell wearing sidearms, he left the store.
In the meantime, Cobb County Police Officer “D. Lowe,” noticed the cars and went to investigate. He caught the men with masks and rifles as they waited to rob the Waffle House. The crooks told law enforcement they changed their mind when their advance man had spotted two men wearing, openly, 1911 Springfield Mil-Spec. 45 pistols.
Captain Jerry Quan, Commander for Precinct One, confirmed the story as one in which the open display of a pistol deterred a well-armed crew of thieves.