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Logan Square Store Owner Answers Age Old Question, Baseball Bat vs Handgun, Who Ya Got?

(Source) The two robbers may have figured Quizhpe’s Gifts and Sports in Logan Square was an easy mark. But waiting for them inside was an owner who had been robbed before and had had enough. In a brief but violent confrontation, Luis Quizhpe along with his brother-in-law, Luis Ernesto Aucaquizhpe, stood their ground in the face of a barrage of gunfire and chased the robbers out of their storeQuizhpe, 62, was shot in the leg, but didn’t even know it as he grabbed a baseball bat and began swinging viciously at the robber who had grabbed Aucaquizhpe and pulled out a gun.

“I thought (the gun) was a toy, but what made me frightened and really made me angry was when they grabbed my brother-in-law by the neck and they were pointing the gun at him,” Quizhpe said Wednesday from the hospital where he was nursing a leg wound. “That’s when my blood boiled over.” The Tuesday afternoon attack, which lasted less than two minutes, was recorded by surveillance cameras in video that captures a dramatic stand against the gun violence that has plagued Chicago.

At least 10 shots were fired by one of the robbers during the robbery at Quizhpe’s Gifts and Sports at 2242 N. Western Ave. In the chaos, the gunman also shot his fellow robber. “It was like the Fourth of July. Pow, pow, pow,” Quizhpe said. “Then (one of the robbers) was yelling, ‘Kill the (expletive).’ ” Swinging the bat with his right hand, Quizhpe beat the gunman repeatedly in the upper body and on the head as he tried to get behind the store’s counter. Aucaquizhpe hurled a stool at the gunman’s head and then chased the attackers out of the store with a red fire extinguisher.

Quizhpe said he didn’t realize he had been shot until he was on the phone calling police after the robbers had fled. “I felt something warm down my leg,” he said. “I lost about a gallon of blood.” Anyone who watches the footage can only wonder why Quizhpe wasn’t shot more than once. “God didn’t permit me to go yet,” he said. “There must be a reason, for all the shots that he fired.”

Does Luis Quizhpe have the biggest/dumbest testicles on planet earth? I’m pretty sure he does right? I mean it would be one thing if a robber walked in with a gun and you tried to swat it out of his hand before he had a chance to shoot. That’s still moronic but in a dumb bravery type of way. Like he said, he thought the gun was a toy, that would seem plausible to fight a toy gun with a baseball bat. But to wait until the robber is actually shooting before you to start swinging your Louisville Slugger around? What the fuck? Who does that. It would be like playing Rocks, Paper, Scissors shoot and letting your opponent throw Rock, waiting 5 seconds to think about it, and still throwing scissors. Absolute insanity. And I don’t want to tell Luis how to deal with these situations in the future because it sounds like he gets robbed all the time, but I would caution that this is probably an incredibly small sample size of “Baseball Bat vs Gun”. My guess is next time the guy won’t solely be aiming for your legs.


Oh and how about the brother in law? Absolute CANNON. If I was Theo I would at least give him a look. Next Henry Rowengartner right there.




“God didn’t permit me to go yet,” he said. “There must be a reason, for all the shots that he fired.”

Anyone else getting sick of God spending his time saving Mexican store owners instead of fixing Derrick Rose’s knee?