Yikes. First thing that comes to mind is that the PDQ clerk is going to bear this on his concience for the rest of his life. I can't imagine what held him up from making that phone call.Secondly, this case is a permanent landmark of why contracted public security is not a substitute for taking precautions for your own safety. The idea of security guards being a surrogate for your well being is a joke, but the arguement in favor of that is the tip of the spear as far as large gun free zones are concerned. This pattern of failing safety measures keeps emerging: cops sometimes disarm gun owners at traffic stops for "safety," yet last year that cop was shot and killed at VA Tech during a traffic stop. The year before that, a girl was beheaded by a knife wielding sicko in the VA Tech library that is "protected" by a badged law enforcement agency. People need to wake up.
I hope the PDQ Mart manager has been fired. It's one thing not to get directly involved, but 911 is easy to dial... on purpose.