In a shocking turn of events, two heroic Sikh store owners in Stockton, California may soon face criminal charges for defending their business against a repeat shoplifter. It all started when a black male shoplifter attempted to steal thousands of dollars worth of tobacco products from their 7/11 store. Thankfully, a bystander was on hand to capture the incident on video, allowing the rest of us to witness the bravery of these store owners.
As the shoplifter shamelessly tried to fill up his black trash bag with stolen goods, the store owners valiantly stepped in to stop him. But instead of receiving the praise they deserve, they were met with condescending remarks from the bystander. This self-appointed judge of morality haughtily asked if they had insurance and told them to let the criminal walk free. Talk about misplaced priorities!
However, the tone quickly changed when one of the store owners took matters into his own hands, defending his livelihood with a wooden stick. The bystander’s approval was unmistakable as he cheered on the Sikh man who repeatedly struck the shoplifter’s legs. It was a well-deserved beatdown for a repeat offender who had already stolen from the same store not once, but twice before. To make matters worse, he even threatened to shoot the store owners multiple times.
Sikh store owner who defended his property from a repeat shoplifter is now under police investigation
You can’t make this sh*t up
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) August 6, 2023
One would think that the authorities would admire these store owners’ courage and determination to protect their property and themselves. Sadly, the San Joaquin district attorney’s office has decided to investigate them for assault instead. It seems that in California, self-defense is now considered a criminal act.
Let’s be clear: these store owners are the victims here, not the criminals. They should be commended for their bravery and cherished as pillars of the community. Yet, they may face charges for simply defending what is rightfully theirs. It’s a sad day when law-abiding citizens are punished for standing up against theft and violence.
It’s no surprise that the viral video of the incident has been viewed over 10 million times on social media, with the majority of commenters expressing their support for the Sikh store owners. People recognize that this was not an act of vigilantism but a necessary defense against a repeat offender. We should be celebrating their actions, not vilifying them.
Unfortunately, it seems that common sense is lacking in some quarters. The fact that the shoplifter himself is also under investigation for robbery should make it clear who the real criminal is in this situation. But instead, authorities are wasting their time and resources trying to punish the very people who stood up against him.
It’s times like these that remind us of the importance of protecting our rights to self-defense and property. The actions of these Sikh store owners serve as a shining example of the values that conservatives hold dear. We must rally behind them and demand that justice be served, not only for these heroes but for all law-abiding citizens who find themselves unjustly targeted by the system.