Here's another one of those stories you don't hear too often about armed citizens saving lives.
The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.
Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."
"When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground," Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and that was pretty much it."
Of course, you've also got cops trained to discourage this sort of thing.
"We commend him," [Police Sgt. Vince] Higgins said. "But we don't encourage people to take that kind of risk. He could have been hurt."
Yeah, and the victim could've been killed.