Man Tries to Rob a Waffle House; Concealed Carry Customer Has the Last Word


A would-be robber in DeSoto, Texas learned the hard way “Don’t Mess With Texas.”

Last Thursday morning, at 2:30 am, Antione Cooper, 26, robbed numerous people at a Waffle House in a suburb of Dallas, armed with an AK-47. When he walked out of the restaurant and went into the parking lot he didn’t bank on anyone following him, let alone a customer with a concealed carry license.

The man, who has not been identified, was worried about the safety of his wife who was on her way to meet him at the Waffle House. That’s why he followed Cooper outside. When Cooper saw the man following him, he pointed the AK-47 at him. That’s when the man acted.

The patron fired at Cooper numerous times. Cooper is now on life support in the hospital. He was identified after police circulated pictures of his tattoos to figure out his identity.

The investigation is ongoing. As of yet, the heroic customer has not been arrested or charged. Hopefully, it will remain that way.

A big h/t to my friend Sam Malone whose Facebook post brought this story to my attention.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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