Taking up Arms
After some protesters burned down the QuikTrip and looted several local businesses without confrontation from the police, many owners along W. Florissant Ave. armed themselves to defend their property. "They think they are going to scare us. We are not going anywhere. They are not going to lock me out of my own house," said Brian Nickel. Nickel arrived at 1:30 AM this morning to stand guard with his AR-15 at the Papa John's Pizza.