Starbucks Hero Sued by Armed Robber for Stopping Him With So-Called 'Excessive Force'

Starbucks Hero Sued by Armed Robber for Stopping Him With So-Called 'Excessive Force'

In leftist-controlled areas, one of the causes of rampant criminality is a stubborn refusal to accept personal responsibility. Add to this a society that imbues low-value individuals with a sense of entitlement and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

In late July, we brought you the story of Fresno resident Ryan Flores, a 30-year-old loser who decided it’d be a good idea to rob a Starbucks with a knife and gun.

While the gun he used turned out to be fake, Flores undoubtedly banked the success of his robbery on California’s strict gun laws, which would ensure that his victims would almost certainly be unarmed. He was right.

Unarmed or not, 58-year-old Cregg Jerri decided to intervene. The whole thing was captured on the Starbucks' security cameras:

The surveillance video went viral. In the video, you can see Jerry enjoying his drink at Starbucks. Suddenly, a man wearing a Transformers mask pulls out a gun, a knife, and a bag, and demands money from the barista. Investigators have identify the suspect as Flores. In the video, Jerri is seen hitting Flores with a chair, and a violent fight ensues. Investigators said Jerri was stabbed in the neck during the struggle, but managed to wrestle away the knife and stab Flores several times.

Any reasonable person would agree that Jerri's actions saved lives that day. Amazingly enough, Flores' family seems determined to absolve him of all responsibility. In fact, Flores is now suing Jerri for — wait for it — excessive force.

Flores' mother, Pamela Chimenti, claimed Jerri was using 'kill strikes.' She said to the press:

“Once you have somebody down, you can’t keep stabbing them.

The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante. Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”
— Pamela Chimenti, apparently an expert on use-of-force

Flores' father, Mark, also chimed in:

“I understand he [Ryan Flores] robbed the store but [Jerri] stabbed my son 17 times.”
— Mark Flores, absolving his son of responsibility

You can't make up this kind of stupid. Is it any wonder these people raised a criminally entitled son? Here's a thought: if you don't wish to get stabbed, don't threaten other people with a knife.

Throughout the whole affair, Flores' parents seemed to conveniently forget their son threatened innocent people with deadly force and slashed Jerri's neck so bad he required six staples.

Thankfully, the justice system in California hasn't completely collapsed just yet. Jerri faces no criminal charges for his intervention. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer praised Jerri for his actions, denouncing Flores' lawsuit as "ludicrous."

Legal analyst Charles Magill said Jerri shouldn't worry about any litigation. "Good luck finding an attorney that wants to represent a young robber who's going to be convicted of robbery," he says. "That's not going to sell very well to the jury."

As Flores prepares his frivolous lawsuit, he remains behind bars on a $155,000 bail and will be due back in court later next month. He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, but incredibly, he believes he deserves a lighter sentence due to his injuries. 

“I’m willing to do a year, a year and a half, but not two or four years.”
— Ryan Flores, citizen of the year

Thanks to policies like Prop 57, Flores just might get his wish.

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