We’ve heard it all before. “You should’ve fired a warning shot!” “You should’ve shot him in the leg, you didn’t have to KILL him!” “He was a harmless sweet boy who wouldn’t hurt anyone!” The sob stories from the family members of goblins who were offed by good guys are always so touching. They rationalize that the true victims should’ve acted differently to accommodate their thug loved one. Well, here is a new one . . .

A little back story: on December 26, 2011, Jeremy Atkinson decided that he didn’t get enough Christmas presents and decided to help himself to some unearned income from the local Kroger. Grocery store manager Elijah Elliott, though, decided to play the Grinch. He didn’t take kindly to Atkinson threatening his fellow employees, so he pulled out his own gun and killed the robber.

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