A fed-up Michigan man, who turned 61 years old just this week, was shocked to find a saggy-pants wearing thug sticking a gun in his back in broad daylight when all the grandfather wanted was to stop for a cup of coffee. Now, the Detroit grandpa’s story has gone viral after he confronted the thug and delivered a brutal dose of instant justice that the punk never saw coming.
According to local NBC news affiliate 12News, a shocking armed robbery attempt took place last Sunday in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit police say that the 61-year-old grandfather was standing in line at a gas station when he felt the barrel of a pistol pressed into his back and a teen thug started making one demand of him — hand over his gun.
The older gentleman had just obtained his concealed carry permit and was taking full advantage of his 2nd Amendment right to bear arms that day. When the thug noticed his gun, he picked him out as an easy target and demanded that he hand it over. Unfortunately for him, he was greatly mistaken, as this is when things took a bad turn for the 16-year-old thug.
The 16-year-old wannabe robber in the surveillance video was later identified by police as Xavier Futrell, according to local news source WTHR. The clip shows him demanding that Darius Summers hand over his gun. During an interview with 12News Summers recalled his dangerous encounter with Futrell. “I said, ‘All I want to do is leave,'” Summers said. “He said, ‘You can’t leave.’ I said, ‘Ok. What do you want to do?'” Futrell would come to regret what he asked for next.
After the teen demanded Summers’ gun, the grandfather decided to give it to him — bullets first. In an instant, Summers drew his sidearm and put two bullets in the thug’s stomach. The footage shows Futrell drop his gun and stumble backward while trying to stay on his feet. He reaches for the gun he dropped and then crawled out the door. It’s unfortunate that this teen thug never learned to respect his elders. He’s lucky Summers didn’t kill his cocky saggy-pants wearing ass.
“I didn’t shoot to kill, I shot to save his life,” Summers told a reporter. The 61-year-old mild-mannered musician had reportedly just walked down to the gas station for some coffee and ended up in a near fatal confrontation instead. Summers, who just had his birthday, also said that he had just obtained his license to carry a concealed firearm. “I’d never been through this before. I’d never shot a gun before. I’d never … All this is new to me,” Summers said.
Summers told reporters that he tried to talk to the “misguided youth” like a grandfather. “‘Why do you gotta go through this?’ I said. ‘This is unnecessary,’ and he just insisted and he wanted my gun, so I gave it to him,” Summers recalled, referring to when he was forced to shoot the suspect.
The moment Futrell threatened his life, Summers had every right to protect himself by shooting the thug. Futrell was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, and a felony firearms violation. There’s no doubt that the teen’s family will be interviewed by the mainstream media soon, and we will all get to hear about what a sweet, loving person he is. He can now go be a “sweet, loving person” in prison.
Once again, the 2nd Amendment pulls its own weight. A law-abiding, gentlemanly grandfather from Detroit, who had never owned or shot a gun in his life, came to the realization that he should personally be responsible for his own safety. Summers’ decision to be prepared for a bad situation paid off tenfold, and his story is proof that an armed society is a just society.