WTF? Man Gets Shot 20 Times with Pellet Gun, Doesn’t Shoot back with his Real Gun
This is definitely a story of great restraint…what would you do if you were approached at a Walmart parking lot at night time, insulted with racial slurs, then shot 20 times at point blank range with a pellet gun? Oh wait keep in mind that you happen to have a .45-calibre gun in your holster.
24-year-old Tampa-area resident Cameron Mohammed was walking with his girlfriend into Walmart at around 3 a.m. when the two were approached from behind by 25-year-old Daniel Quinnell. Quinnell yelled racial epithets at the two, then fired 20 shots at Mohammed with a pellet gun.
Blood spouting from his head and his neck, his hand on his gun, the opportunities for self defense or vengeance were plenty. He could have easily pulled out the .45-caliber Taurus pistol right then and put a bullet in his assailant ass.
But Mohammed, 24, kept his gun in the holster. Because his attacker used a pellet gun… Mohammed’s was real.
“I don’t know. I just couldn’t do it,” Mohammed said, recovering at his Tampa home two days after the attack. “I couldn’t blow this guy away for something he could change later in life. I’m not going to decide this man’s fate.”
Quinnell was arrested 2 days later after his own mom gave him up. He was booked into the Land O’Lakes jail on a charge of aggravated assault and $20,000 bail. Investigators on Friday said they have evidence to classify the case as a hate crime, elevating the charge to a first-degree felony.
I can easily say…Cameron Mohammed is a better man than I am. But WTF if you have a permit for a CCW (carrying a concealed weapon), dammit man, this was the time to use it.