Just came across this story on the Seattle P-I’s 911 blog (Dangerous gamble works for robbery victim):
A dangerous gamble paid off for a Wallingford man robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.
About 9:41 a man returned home to his home on First Avenue Northeast after a trip out of state. He told police that when he got out of his vehicle, two men demanded money. One had a gun.
The man gave them $6,000 in cash from his pockets, according to police. They tried to get into the man’s house, but the man said his key was with his wife. They also attempted to force the man back into his vehicle with the gun pressed to his stomach.
The robbers threatened to shoot him but “because of his experience in the military he didn’t fell this was a real gun and decided to call their bluff,” according to a police report.
The man began to fight and scream. The suspects assaulted him, but eventually fled in a car.
Police took a magazine found at the scene that appeared to be for an air pistol. The victim, in his 50s, was not injured.
No age, height or detailed suspect descriptions were given. They fled in a light-colored mid-sized American made vehicle and drove west on North 50th Street, police said.
Commenters on the post speculate why he was carrying $6,000 in cash.