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5 AM WAKE-UP CALL: Would-Be Robber Taken Down By Armed Employee

The employee — a worker at La Loncheria, a local restaurant — was actually fired upon before they had the chance to return fire.

As mrt reports:

A man involved in an attempted robbery Tuesday morning at La Loncheria was killed during the incident, according to a press release from the city’s spokesman.

An employee of the restaurant at 1601 S. Main St. told Midland police that a man – later identified as Eduardo Orellana – was attempting to rob the business and shot at him. The employee then fired back and hit Orellana, who died at the scene.

Police and EMS responded at about 5 a.m., according to the release.

The investigation is continuing, and it is not known at this time if the employee will face charges, spokesman Tony Castanada said Thursday.


The poor employee was probably barely even awake.

Never forget, folks — the temptation to not carry at work is very real. Folks give into it every day. It’s probably not unfair to assume the majority of permit holders don’t carry at work, either via lack of effort or employer policy.

For those who don’t carry at work (by choice), remember — a solid half of your day is going to be absorbed by your employer, if you work full time.

That’s an awful long time to go without your defensive tool.

Stay safe out there, folks.

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