Why do you think disarming this man would help Philadelphia’s crime problem?
The owner of a West Oak Lane luncheonette pulled his licensed revolver and fired on a pair of armed robbers yesterday, killing one and wounding the other.
The owner was identified as Jason Lee, whose Sunrise Breakfast on the 1900 block of East Washington Lane had been the target of at least one stickup before.
“He was defending his family as far as I’m concerned,” Chief Inspector Joseph Fox, chief of detectives, said earlier in the day. “He did what he had to do.”
Lee told 6ABC last night that he was “sorry” for what happened. “I did not have a choice,” he said, adding he feared for his life and that of his wife.
That’s one, possibly two more people who won’t be menacing the streets of Philadelphia anymore.Â It’s not a bad thing when good people are able to fight back.Â I wish more Philadelphia politicians agreed with that.