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Readers thought I was unfair for calling the clerk a dummy (especially for giving up his own car!) Read the story, from the 21 September 2003 issue, and then look at the security camera photo. And you be the judge!

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Joseph Gonzalez, 38, was working at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Dania Beach, Fla., when a man came up to the counter and told him "not to be a hero". Gonzalez looked up to see a man holding him up -- using a paper soft drink cup over his hand as a weapon. Gonzales gave the man money out of the cash register, as well as the keys to his own car. The robber escaped. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel) ...Joe, "Don't be a hero" doesn't mean "Do be an idiot".

The photo:

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