Toledo police spokesperson: Defending self during armed robbery "just not worth it"

After four jewelry store holdups in the past month, a Toledo police department spokesperson is reminding citizens that while they have a right to defend themselves, they really shouldn't bother.

"You may just end up in a big gun battle and the store owner may get the suspect they may get the store owner and no telling what bystanders might be involved so its just really not worth it." (emphasis added)

Thsi isn't the first time a law enforcement bureaucrat in Toledo made waves for advising against bearing arms for self-defense. In 2004, after a wave of armed robberies that resulted in the deaths of some store workers, Toledo police chief Michael Navarre told convenience store owners that rather than using a gun to defend themselves, victims of armed robbery should "pick up a baseball bat if that's your only defense against bullets coming toward you."

FLASHBACK 2009:
25-year police veteran to Toledo residents: "Buy guns. Invest in precious metals: lead, gun power and brass."

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