I guess you call that a smart move
Tommy Jones is a man of action. When his wife was staring down the business end of a deadly weapon in the hands of a crazed criminal, Tommy knew that there was only one thing to do right then to stop everything from going as wrong as possible. But what could possibly make him think that telling the robber that he could do whatever he wanted to because his wife means nothing to him would baffle him so much that it would totally change the course of events? I guess that the robber had a heart after all. But does Tommy?
A Normal Day
Tommy Jones and his wife, Abbey, were doing errands in Headley Down, England, as they would do any day. They headed to the bank to take care of their finances, but it turns out that this day would soon become extraordinary. Someone was watching the bank.
An Armed Robbery
A gunman named Jonathan Pay flew into the bank behind Tommy and Abbey and told everyone to get down. The gunman made his way over to Abbey where he held the deadly weapon right to her head. Tommy was in shock. He said, “She was on the floor on her knees. He pointed the gun at her head, and he said, ‘I’ll shoot her, I’ll shoot her.”
What Tommy said to the robber next stunned him so much that he was unable to commit the robbery, and he didn’t, in fact, harm Abbey. What could Tommy have said to make a robber freeze in his tracks?
As the robber threatened Abbey’s life, Tommy replied, “Shoot her then.”