Customer walks in to pick up chicken wings, fatally shoots armed robber

An armed robbery was thwarted by an armed citizen at a Philadelphia Wingstop franchize on Sunday night, authorities report.

The patron was coming in for food at around 10:30 PM, just as the establishment was robbed by a 53-year-old man.

“That’s when the robber pointed a gun at that customer and demanded his cell phone,” said Philadelphia Police Department Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Refusing to comply, the the 27-year-old customer quickly drew a sidearm and shot the elder robber, striking the bandit in the neck.

The robber, who had prior criminal acts on his record, was pronounced dead at the scene and had little sympathy from local patrons.

“The guy that was robbing the place deserved what he got, in my opinion,” said Marius Maiellano of Olney. “Pull a gun on somebody, expect to get shot.”

According to ABC 6, the younger individual was a permit holder and his firearm has been seized by police for the purpose of the investigation.

It is unlikely that the 27-year-old will face any charges.

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