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Armed Customer Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber At S.C. Waffle House

| by Emily Smith
police in front of Charleston Waffle house police in front of Charleston Waffle house

A customer at a South Carolina Waffle House shot and killed a would-be robber on Oct. 10, according to police.

Following the incident, the would-be robber was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, The Post Courier reports.

“No one was injured -- besides the suspect,” Waffle House division manager Brandon Rogers told The Post Courier.

Nothing was stolen and damage to the restaurant was minor. According to Rogers, only glass was broken.

The robber, 19-year-old Jermaine Davis, entered the Charleston, South Carolina, Waffle House around 5 a.m. By the time police arrived, Davis had been shot. He later died in the hospital.

Davis’ Facebook page has multiple pictures of him with a handgun, according to the New York Daily News. Before the shooting, he posted a picture of a police car with the caption, “We see Ya [expletive].”

The unidentified man who shot Davis had a permit to carry his pistol. No charges are being placed against the man.

The Charleston Waffle House opened as usual the following day.

This Waffle House story follows another in which the chain restaurant was accused of denying service to a National Guard soldier who was carrying a firearm.

“You know, if I can’t have my firearm, then I can’t be here,” the man reportedly said.

Following the incident, the company released a statement noting that it had a “no firearms” policy. 

Sources: NY Daily News, The Post and Courier

Photo Credit: Paul Zoeller/The Post and Courier, WCSC via NY Daily News