ME LIKEY: Robbery Thwarted By Singing Kumbaya, And Bullets, But Mostly Bullets

Published on September 23, 2014

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HOUSTON – An alleged robber was able to get away after he was shot by a store manager Saturday.

Burt’s Meat Market has been on Lyons Avenue for more than 60 years. The manager said in all that time they’ve never been robbed and he’s never had to touch the gun he keeps in the store until last night.

A store full of customers and workers wasn’t a deterrent for one man.

J.L. Nickel has managed the store for 23 years. He was in his office across from a checkout counter when a teenage clerk came face to face with the armed robber demanding money.

“We never thought we’d get robbed because there’s always so many people in here,” Nickel said. “We were in the back mixing some boudin and everybody came in and goes: ‘Run, run outside. There’s somebody in here with a gun.’

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