An Iowa crook who tried to rip off a pharmacy's stash of painkillers for recreational use ended up needing them for their intended use -- after the druggist smacked him around something fierce.
Pharmacist Bill Shipley was not in a giving mood when Donald White rushed in, armed with a box cutter, and demanded a stash of hydrocodone pills. Shipley punched out the thug and, with the help of a retired cop who happened to be on the scene, held him for police.
He says he doesn't buy advice to avoid confronting crooks, noting, "A lot of people tell you, 'Don't fight back, give them what they want, just get them out of the store.' I disagree. Don't let them take advantage of you if you think you can get the upper hand."