A man, identified as 26-year-old Antoine Devon Cooper of Dallas, Teaxs, entered the Waffle House in DeSoto, Texas, armed with an AK-47 in the wee hours last Thursday and began robbing customers and the business itself.
What this armed robber didn’t consider, however, is not everyone in this Waffle House was helpless: At least one man was armed, and he did something about it.
The customer, who has not been identified, told authorities that his wife was on her way to the Waffle House, and feared she might be in danger in the parking lot, where the armed thug was. The customer followed the man out of the restaurant and attempted to stop him – once reaching the parking lot, the customer called out to the robber who then turned and aimed the rifle at him.
The yet-to-be-named customer then fired several shots from his handgun, stopping Cooper cold in his tracks. Police have said the customer was not arrested and faces no charges.
Cooper, who can be seen here, with body covered in tattoos, was taken to the nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition and on life support – no doubt at the expense of hard working tax payers like those he robbed at The Waffle House.
Texas law allows a person to use deadly force when they believe their life, or the lives of others are in danger of death or serious bodily injury.
So, while details of the AK-47 wielding piece of garbage are still not entirely clear, what is clear is this:
Thanks to Texas State Law, a good guy with a gun was on the scene to stop a bad guy with a gun, and people whose lives actually matter got to go home to their families that night. God Bless Texas.