Reminder: Gun Beats Knife. And Bat. Again.

Image courtesy Fox 12 Oregon/ Washington County Sheriff

According to police, a 22 year-old dumbass named Derrick Mosely allegedly entered a Hillsboro, Oregon gun store with a knife and a baseball bat. He smashed the display case with the bat and helped himself to an (unloaded) handgun.

That’s about as far as his brilliant plan got him, because things went all stinky bad from there.


HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The Washington County sheriff’s office says a man who attempted to rob a Beaverton gun store with a baseball bat and a knife was thwarted when the manager drew his own gun.The sheriff’s office says the suspect walked into Discount Gun Sales Thursday afternoon, smashed a display case with the bat and removed a handgun.

Moments later the manager armed himself and ordered the suspect to drop the gun, the bat and a knife he also was carrying.

The manger detained him until deputies arrived and arrested the 22-year-old Beaverton man on robbery and other charges.

Charges including 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Theft and Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm. That last charge indicates that Mosely may already be a felon.

Click here for the news video.

There’s no word on when Rev. Al Sharpton will arrive in Oregon to protest the profound injustice of an armed robber being arrested and charged with a crime.



  1. Charlie says:

    Obvously, the dumb-ass had never entered a gun store to legally purchase a gun or he might of known that the employees are always packing. Obama, Holder, and Sharpton won’t be able to race bait since said dumb-ass wasn’t ventilated.

    1. Dirk Diggler says:

      or he is too stupid to know that guns in gun store display cases are not kept loaded. . . . wait, isn’t there a federal rep from colorado who thinks mags come pre-loaded????

  2. Aharon says:

    If the store owner had shot and killed Mosely then Sharpton and others would be screaming racism. I’m writing this assuming the store owner is white as are most people who live in Portland and the Portland suburbs.

  3. Ralph says:

    Mosely may already be a felon.

    No sh1t? I’m astonished.

    1. jwm says:

      This is my shocked face.

  4. Out_Fang_Thief says:

    It’s just like what the host says on Americas Dumbest Criminals.
    “We don’t run into any master criminals out here.” No duh?
    I think they have their next perp for the show.

  5. scubamatt says:

    Props to the gun store manager.

    In his shoes I would almost certainly have shot the guy with the knife and bat without a second thought, as soon as he smashed the glass and reached into the case for a weapon. I have been in a gun store where someone asked to see an unloaded gun from the counter displays, then produced a loaded magazine from their pocket and inserted it into the pistol. *I* was very fortunate that the guy was simply an idiot rather than a criminal (he wanted to see if the clips from his pistol at home would fit a different model pistol in the case). The *idiot* was fortunate that the owner of THAT store showed restraint, too. This is because in the time it took me to think ‘WTF is he doing??’, the owner had drawn his own sidearm and was looking over the sights at the idiot. He said very calmly and clearly “Sir, put that down on the counter, or I will shoot you dead.” Idiot was astonished, but complied, and everyone went home wiser in the end.

  6. billy bob says:

    It’s a good thing you were never in that situation. If you simply just shot the guy and was like “JESUS GUIDE MY BULLETS!!! ‘MURRICA!”, you probably would be in court right now trying to fight a murder 2 or manslaughter charge with a claim of self defense (always tricky unless you’re in florida, and your victim is black).

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