Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20th, 2015 Robbery In Progress

October 20th, 2015 Robbery In Progress

9:32pm--I hit "tweet" on a water accountability post from the parking lot of a convenience store at I-235 and Meridian Avenue in Wichita, Kansas. At that very moment, my passenger, Bill, the owner of the broadcasting company I call home, starts yelling, "punch it, punch it--let's get out of here fast!" I look up, trying to figure out what's going on and immediately I see what's happening. An armed robber is standing on the counter with a gun pointed at the clerk. The clerk's hands are up. Another customer is racing from the store to his vehicle next to ours. I threw it in reverse, then in drive in what seemed like one motion and sped through the parking lot, flying out into traffic--luckily without hitting anyone or getting hit. Bill dialed 911 as I headed for the interstate to get us as far away from this place as possible. I've never witnessed anything like it. I hope and pray the clerk is okay. Had either one of us used the restroom or had I decided on a coffee for the drive home, we could have been inside. I'm incredibly grateful to be sitting at my desk writing this post.

I was picking up Bill at the airport in Wichita this evening. I arrived early enough to grab a coffee and lead the Tuesday night teleconference support group from the Starbucks on South Rock Road. I finished the call and headed into one of my favorite eateries for dinner. Chipotle is the absolute best in my opinion! I ordered the Kid's Taco Kit with a side of guacamole. It's super easy to get a lot of calories at this place. I navigated my calorie budget carefully and was very satisfied with my choices.

I had planned to write about a couple topics on my mind recently, but once again, I'll delay it. Simply too tired tonight, especially after the robbery. It's super late at this point. But I'll tell you, we have some things to discuss! Hopefully I can start early and do that tomorrow night.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

5 comments:

  1. So glad you and your friend Bill had the presence of mind to act appropriately. As you said, it could have turned out so different. Thank God!

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    1. Leah, thank you! We did what we had to do in getting away from there, although it did feel like we were abandoning the kid behind the counter. But what could we do besides what we did? Not much. Good news--the Wichita police logs report the clerk wasn't physically harmed. And the robber struck again an hour later a mile and a half away.

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  2. Wow, Sean! You are so blessed to be okay, and so are the people who received prompt police reaction due to you and Bill calling immediately.
    Was it on the news later?
    ~~ Megan

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    1. Thank you, Megan! I didn't see a news report--but I did see the Wichita police activity log--and it reported the clerk wasn't physically harmed and the robber struck again an hour later just up the road.

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  3. glad you are safe!!!! but I just have to know, lol, how do you get the sour cream to come out in such thin strips that way??

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