[CCW IN ACTION] Teenager Puts Gun In Driver’s Face, Demands Sunglasses — Gets Bullet Instead

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — A 17-year-old boy is listed as being in critical condition after he tried to rob a concealed carrier at gunpoint.  The event took place late Wednesday afternoon in Detroit’s east side.  A young father who was working as an exterminator saw a teenager approach him and try to rob him for his sunglasses.

His sunglasses.

Not his wallet, not his ride, not his cell phone – his sunglasses.

Joe Lanier, 24, said to WXYZ, “the boy tried to rob me, and I shot him. That’s what happened.”

Police are still investigating because that’s the standard operating procedure but as we reported recently, there’s a rise in armed teen thugs looking to make a name for themselves by stepping up to strangers with guns.  And what are they learning?  Well, for those that succeed – they’re sure to learn it’s a great way to get what they want.  And for this 17 year-old in the hospital fighting to hold onto life – he learned that it didn’t pay off exactly like he was expecting.

As we covered in a previous incident less than a full day ago – another teenager tried to rob a pizza delivery guy in Virginia only to find out the hard way that wasn’t going to work.

According to WXYZ, Joe Lanier has a legal permit to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Michigan and pending a ruling from the district attorney, the incident is expected to be ruled self-defense.

About James England

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently an advocate for veterans and constitutional carry in the State of New Hampshire. His daily carry is the Glock 19 Gen 4 in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0.