Head shops may be run by a bunch of pot smokers, but would-be robbers in Texas shouldn’t mistake their mellowness for an inability to defend themselves or their stores. Case and point: The Smokin’ Dragon Gifts chain in Dallas, with its wide array of smokes and smoking accessories, including a delightful selection of novelty pipes and a presumably high percentage of cash transactions, which might seem like an ideal target for the criminally inclined.
Bad idea. See, at Smokin’ Dragon would-be robbers and shoplifters run an exceptionally high risk of being shot. Twice in three weeks, this head shop’s employees have had to open fire. Dallas Observer has the rest of this only-in-Texas story.