If you have to die, do it like Robert Placette:
It happened at the Denny’s along Interstate 10 at Washington Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to officers with the Houston Police Department.
Police said three men went into the restaurant and ordered all customers and employees to the ground.
A family member of one of the victims said the men took purses and cell phones, and even pointed their guns at small children. The men also stole money from the customers and the cash register.
Witnesses said the robbers became angry and started shooting before they left the scene. …
Witnesses say [Robert] Placette was standing in front of terrified children to protect them when he was shot in the chest.
“They said when they started pointing guns at the kids like that, he got up and stood in front of them. That is the only thing that kind of makes me happy, makes me smile, makes me proud that he would do that,” said Drue [Placette, Robert Placette’s son]. “I think that my dad died honorably and I hope people remember that.”
The only way Placette could have died more honorably is if he had gone out with his hands around a hood rat’s throat — or better still, while returning fire.
At least the public is sure to help police find the killers with this description:
The suspects were described as three males with their faces concealed by bandanas or masks.
For salient characteristics too politically incorrect to mention, refer to the surveillance photos:
Apparently the murderers didn’t notice the No Guns sign Denny’s restaurants tend to post in the window. But of course, those are only intended for law-abiding patrons anyway.
On a tip from Anonymous.