"What's the big deal? We were just funnin'."
Babette Perry, a pharmacy tech in Mount Holly, NJ is suing her company because they decided to "test" her by threatening her life. The pharmacy employed a man in a ski mask to come in and point a gun at her and demand Oxycontin. She was terrified, and is suing for post-traumatic stress. The pharmacy company admits that they sent in the guy, but whines that the gun wasn't real.
Here in Texas and in other states that permit their free populace to go armed, this might have gotten even more traumatic... for the robber.
And, had this little incident happened in my little patch of Texas, I would have sat down with the felony intake D.A. and discussed whether he wanted to run with Aggravated Robbery charges, or just good old Aggravated Assault charges against the actor. We also would have discussed, after all the facts were in, whether Criminal Conspiracy charges were appropriate for the actor's employers.
Acting recklessly can create unintended consequences. It would be best to think twice before proceeding.