Ohio CHL-holder chases off Craigslist robbers

WHIO (CBS Dayton) is reporting that a 32-year-old concealed handgun license-holder was able to scare off a group of robbers after he responded to a Craigslist ad and was held up in downtown Dayton.

From the article:

The man, who was robbed of $200, was reportedly shaken up when he approached an officer in the Oregon District to tell him he’d been robbed. According to a Dayton police report, the man said he deals in used electronics, specifically cell phones. He uses the popular website, Craigslist.org, to place ads and make sales.

Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, he said he received a text from an area phone number. The person offered an iPhone and iPod for sale. The seller asked the man to meet him near his home but the man said he wasn't comfortable doing that.

They agreed to meet at the Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers restaurant on South Jefferson Street, according to the report. They agreed to meet there and the seller told the man his name was "Nick" and he'd be wearing red sunglasses.

The man said he arrived and saw a group of men standing in front of the restaurant. One was wearing red sunglasses. The suspect then showed a small-caliber handgun and demanded money. The man gave up the $200 and the suspect started to walk away. He then turned around and demanded the man's phone too.
By this time, the man had drawn his own handgun and pointed it at the suspect.

The suspect fled on foot. He ran south on Fourth Street and then west toward Main Street.
The man had a valid CCW permit for his handgun, according to the report. Police could not locate the suspect.

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

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