Robber Had Cattle Prod. Store Clerk had Gun. Who Won?

Ladies and gentlemen, we have another case where being a legal gun owner prevents a crime.

January 2, 2013.  The scene is store in Tallahassee, Florida.  Twenty-six year old Lance Tomberlin entered the store with the intent to rob the cash register.  He carried a cattle prod with which he was going to use to threaten the clerk in the store.  When Tomberline brandished the cattle prod, he demanded that the clerk give him the money from the cash register.  When the clerk refused, Tomberline shocked him with the cattle prod several times.

Before you laugh, let me tell you that the electric shock one gets from a cattle prod can be quite painful.  I speak from personal experience.  That’s when the clerk pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the would-be robber.

Tomberline realized that his cattle prod was no match for the handgun so he fled the store.  Another store clerk tried to stop him from leaving, but Tomberline managed to escape, get in his truck and drive away.  By that time, sheriff deputies arrived and stopped his truck, but Tomberline bailed out and ran away on foot.

On Tuesday of this week, Lance Tomberline was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff’s Department and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

Gun 1 – Robbery 0!

Once again I’ll comment that President Obama, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg would rather the clerk at the store just stand there, have the crap shocked out of him, give the robber the money and let him get away.  I, for one, applaud the clerk and his actions and wish more clerks had handguns loaded and ready for other Tomberline’s to come their way.



56 thoughts on “Robber Had Cattle Prod. Store Clerk had Gun. Who Won?

  1. Bravo! Concealed Carry should also have an option, “Auxiliary Deputy.” Those opting for that status might do a light course in police procedure to minimize on-site confusion. Heck, with all the cellphone apps we ‘deputies’ could have our own call centers, i.e. “on-call militia” and “guns without sirens.” I can think of many benefits, the least of which, it would take the wind out of gun-control sales…Semper Fi

  2. I wonder if this same robber had he try to rob all the rich liberal leaders of this country.If they would have there security to used guns on the robber.I mean they don't want us to be able to used guns ,so would they have there own security used guns on the robber. They would in seconds ,but they don't us to used a gun .What hypocrites

  3. The only thing wrong with this story is that the pert survived.

  4. I believe it is accurate that guns prevent more crime than facilitate it as robbers seeing NRA stickers on mailboxes and gates go elsewhere.

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  5. here is a response the white house replyed to me concerning my response to there thanking me on my guncontrol support when I signed the petitions in support of the 2nd amendment.

    The Short Answer is No, but Keep Reading
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    So the short answer is that we won't be calling for the President's impeachment -- and given the fact that you made your appeal to the White House itself, we doubt you were holding your breath waiting for our support.
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  6. I, too, applaud the clerk! And what kind of fool brings a CATTLE PROD to a gun fight?

  7. Silly man. Doesn't he know that he's supposed to redistribute the weath to the robber? How greedy lol

  8. 2ndAmendmentSupport says:

    This is a great example of our God given rights to defend ourselves. BUT it has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment. That's there for the citizens to have protection from the goverment.

  9. Takincareofbusiness says:

    Just ban cattle prods in NYC & NY & the 3 stooges, 4 counting Cuomo, can leave us all alone.

  10. So it just goes to prove that proper gun training on the part of a law abiding citizen trumps a felonious criminal anytime. He held his cool and did no more than required to defuse the threat. This insured his safety and proves to the public that guns can be used safely to protect civilized people. It happens more times than not. But of course the main stream media does not want that to be seen. It does not bode well with the current Political Agenda.

  11. The law on the use of deadly force in the State of Texas is that one may use ONLY the level of deadly force required to cause an attacker to cease the attack or to cease being a threat. When the clerk produced his pistol and the idiot with the cattle-prod realized he was a heart beat away from a real-life come-to-Jesus experience, he had met the legal limits of what he could do. The idiot tucked his tail between his legs and made like a turpentine cat. Shooting him would have crossed the line, resulting in a world of bad news for the clerk.

    Kudos to the clerk. Keep your powder dry and check 6. The idiot might have friends. Cockroaches always swarm together.