“While we don’t encourage people being robbed to take the law into their own hands, it did work out in this instance. There is no telling what might have happened if the employee had not had a weapon.”
Since when was self-defense taking the "law" into your own hands? Self defense is life or death... and this cop wants to make it sound like they could have had a committee meeting about it! If detective Del Stout really wants to know what would have happened if the fast food restaurant had been unarmed, he need only look 40 miles northwest to the Brown's Chicken Massacre, which now has its own Wikipedia page... Keep protecting yourselves Indiana, don't pay attention to what the police encourage, if the police don't lock their own guns in a cabinet at home and patrol without them, then neither should you leave your guns at home!