Attempted robbery foiled when intended victim pulls gun

Columbus' NBC affiliate, WCMH, is reporting that another Ohio concealed handgun license-holder was able to protect himself from an attempted robbery.

From the story:

A simple stop at an ATM ended when a local man pulled a gun on a would-be robber.

It occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Fifth Third bank at 1500 Morse Road, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.

Erick Tehoke said he was sitting in his SUV with the window down, when the suspect walked up and told him to hand over all of his money.

Tehoke, a concealed carry weapons permit holder of three months, reached for his gun. The suspect ran.

"I have never had to pull my gun, ever," said Tehoke.

He credits his security guard training for not shooting the man. He said the suspect did not appear to have a weapon.

"I did not see anything that looked like a knife or looked like a gun it was just an instant reaction and I pulled my weapon," said Tehoke.

Police do not have any suspects.

This marks the third publicized incident of self-defense with a handgun in Ohio in less than a week. Last weekend in Toledo, in two separate attempted robberies, the armed robbers had the tables turned on them when a store owner or employee fired back.

A complete list of known incidents involving Ohio CHL-holders defending themselves is available here.

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