Atlanta Police Thank Younger Black Man for Holding Frail Older White Man At Gunpoint
Police had just released video of an attempted carjacking that didn’t go as expected for the criminal:
An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police.
Hashim Fannin, the car owner, says the attempted carjacking occurred just after he had pulled into a parking spot at the Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta earlier this month.
Fannin says the man slipped into the passenger’s seat when his doors automatically unlocked.
“He told me, ‘You know what this is,’” Fannin said. That is when Fannin says he pulled his gun out.
“I asked him to get out the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin said.
“I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving,” Fannin said.
The car owner kept the suspect, Edgar Horn, 61, at gunpoint face down in the parking lot for several minutes until police arrived.
When officers arrived on scene, they asked Fannin to put his handgun down, and then arrested 61-year-old Edgar Horn for attempted robbery. One officer is then seen shaking Fannin’s hand for stopping the crime.
And that’s all there is to say about this story…
Or perhaps there is a little bit more.
You’ll note that Mr. Fannin is black, and was holding a gun when officers arrive, and yet they didn’t yell at him, nor tackle him, nor tase him, nor shoot him, as bought-and-not-quite-paid-for “Black Lives Matter” agitators keep claiming will happen “if police officers ever see a black man with a gun.”
What did the officer do, even before putting the suspect in handcuffs?
Yes, you see the white officer shake Mr. Fannin’s hand, congratulating the law-abiding black gun owner for thwarting the white carjacker and holding him until they could arrive to take him into custody.
It’s never been a “black versus white” thing.
It’s always been a “good versus bad” thing.
Well done, Mr. Fannin.