CRIME

David W. Thompson, Peoples Bank & Trust President, Holds Robbery Suspect Donald Lee At Gunpoint

11/01/2012 04:44 pm ET | Updated Nov 01, 2012

Chalk this bank robbery up to child's play.

A Missouri robbery suspect wearing a Chucky mask was thwarted by a Colt .380 handgun -- held by the bank's president, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Donald Ray Lee did make it outside the People's Bank & Trust with a big bag of cash. But he wasn't expecting bank President David W. Thompson, a Second-Amendment hero with a loaded gun, Newser reported. Thompson followed Lee out to the parking lot and held the gun in his face.

"Sir, get out of the truck," the Post-Dispatch reported Thompson as saying. "You’re not going anywhere."

When Lee stuffed his hand in his pocket, Thompson warned him again.

"You don’t want to go there," the 58-year-old said. "This will end badly."

A loan officer came out to assist Thompson, and the two held Lee there until police arrived, according to the Lincoln County Journal.

Cops arrived and found that the suspect didn't have a weapon on him. He was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, and held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Maybe Lee should have read the sign outside People's Bank & Trust, which reads, "Management recognizes the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as an unalienable right of all citizens."

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