Only in California: a robbery suspect now threatens to sue the Good Samaritan who stopped him. The reason? Well, the 58 year old man who stopped an armed robbery by subduing Ryan Flores, a 30 year old who is now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and second degree robbery, used excessive force against the robber. Yes, you got that right, this is not a joke.
The story goes something like this: Flores was arrested after trying (and failing) to rob a Fresno Starbucks barista by using a fake gun whilst wearing a mask. A 58 year old customer (Cregg Jerri) intervened right in the middle of the robbery and hit Flores with a chair from behind. The robber fought back and pulled out a knife, a fight ensued, Cregg Jerri was stabbed in the neck by Flores but he managed to get hold of the knife, then he stabbed Flores with his own knife no less than seventeen times. Flores survived the ordeal and now his mother Pamela Chimienti said that Cregg Jerri used excessive force against her son and now they’re planning to file a lawsuit. She said:
“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.”
The robber’s father Mark Flores was quoted as saying:
“I understand he (Ryan Flores) robbed the store but (Jerri) stabbed my son 17 times.”
“I don’t like to judge people, but that’s a lot of stab wounds.”
If you were wondering why did not anyone else intervened, well, the answer may be: they feared they may get sued! Joke aide, only in the progressive and oh-so-liberal state of California would this idea receive a serious reception or consideration. If the suspect had not pulled a knife, he would not have been stabbed.
Also, you should know that California is a wonderful place where murderers serve an average of 8 years. Liberal judiciary is a cancer on civilized society.