Define stupid, attempting to rob a gun shop …
Two black male teens dressed in female Muslim burqas tried to rob Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County, PA. as the two teens, age 15 and 17, tried to hold ho the store, the owner of the gun shop, Joe Galiano, chose one of the many weapons at his disposal and fired his .45-caliber hand gun at the assailants. Neither was struck, but the two ran from the store. The two teens were later found by police and arrested. They have been charged with robbery, possession of an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment and drug possession.
15 year-old Isaiah Nelson & 17 year-old Sean Wooden
Galiano is the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County. There is a giant gun-shaped sign on the roof. Inside, Galiano is surrounded by guns, including the .45-caliber pistol on his hip. Can’t miss it.
And the police station is just around the corner from the shop.
Despite these conspicuous crime deterrents, two teenagers nonetheless decided to throw on burqas and pull a silver handgun on Galiano about 1:40 p.m. yesterday in a botched attempt to stick him up, police said.
“They had the whole-body Muslim garb,” Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said. “They came in with the gun and pointed it for a holdup.”
Galiano, faced with the incongruous image of a male dressed in female Muslim garb waving a gun around, decided to make use of one of the many firearms at his disposal.
Investigators detained both suspects, who now face multiple charges including robbery and simple assault.
Officers recovered the handgun used in the robbery from the floor of the bus and other pieces of evidence, including the Muslim clothing and a backpack with duck tape, were found between the crime scene and the trolley stop, according to police.
Jihad Watch makes a very important point regarding the perps using Muslim garb to hide their identities, but in today’s PC world we are more worried about offending individuals than protecting citizens with common sense laws.
Clearly the burqa and the niqab are threats to public safety, as anyone can wear one and conceal his identity while committing a crime. But to ban them would be “Islamophobic.