Career-Altering Decision Fails
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, FIREFIGHTER Joseph Caimi, 31, is in jail today following a botched armed robbery attempt in a convenience market.
City police said Joseph Caimi, 31, tried to rob a Uni-Mart store on Brownsville Road in Carrick on Wednesday night, but a clerk grabbed Caimi's gun and the firefighter hit his head on a store counter in the ensuing struggle.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tells what happened:
(The clerk) behind the counter was Tom Sayenga, who took matters into his own hands.
Police said Mr. Sayenga told them that as he was handing money over to the gunman, he grabbed the man's gun with his free hand and "piledrived" his face into the counter. Mr. Sayenga chambered a round in the gun and pointed the gun at the man and ordered him to leave, according to Pittsburgh robbery squad Detective Michael Chlystek.
Mr. Sayenga said the robbery suspect threw the money in the air and ran out of the store, leaving behind the gun, a 9 mm Beretta.
Later Wednesday, police arrested Joseph J. Caimi Jr., 31, a city firefighter, and charged him in the attempted robbery.
Police determined the gun was registered to Mr. Caimi and went to his house, in the 2200 block of Lucina Street, where they saw a man matching his description sitting with another man next door. Police asked Mr. Caimi if he owned any guns, and he said he used to own three, but sold them all. Asked when he last saw his Beretta, he said: "Today. I already know what you're here for, but I'm not saying anything. I already know why you're here," Detective Chlystek wrote.
Read the entire article HERE.
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