Saturday, June 09, 2012
Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. in a packed Bi-Lo parking lot on Highway 58, (Napoleon - ed.) Rutledge was walking back to his car with $600 in money orders.
“This guy came up behind me and said, ‘Hey sir I want your money!’ I turned around and looked, and he cocked his 9mm.”
The gunman didn’t realize he was looking for a freebie from a man not willing to back down.
When the gunman held the gun up Rutledge said, “Why you wanna rob me? Why don’t you get a job? What I got, what I get, what I spend in this store, I earned it! I said if you gonna shoot me then shoot me. I got a wife and three kids that you’ll have to take care of.”
Rutledge said he then saw the fear in the gunman’s eyes. The bad guy put down the gun and then made an even stranger request.
“He said well can you give me a ride across the street from Bi-Lo,” said Rutledge. “I said No, you better get away from me!”
All hail Napoleon.