Purse Snatcher Targeting Gas Stations

WCPO.com is reporting that there's a purse snatcher on the loose in Middletown.

Police told the news station that three women left their purses in their cars while they went to pay for their gas. When they got back to their cars someone had swiped their belongings. The incidents happened at the Gas America and the Speedway on Roosevelt on Friday.

Lieutenant Don Owens of the Middletown Police Department told WCPO "I'd think they'd probably do it again. Most importantly, don't leave valuables in the car. Don't leave your keys. Gas stations are busy. You never know who's lurking around you."

So tell us, Don, whatever are concealed handgun license (CHL)-holders to do when they arrive at a "no-guns" gas station, such as United Dairy Farmers now are, and need to go in to pay for gas?

What if they pump their gas before realizing that UDF posts signs which discriminate against CHL-holders? Ohio law requires them to leave their valuable firearm in the car - making easy pickings for criminals.

Business that ban firearms should be held liable for the consequences, including contributing to putting a stolen gun on the streets.

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