This Justice Files episode featured a successful watch dealer in a West LA who armed up in the mid nineties when he saw other shop keepers in his neighborhood become victims of violent armed robberies. He bought some guns and learned how to use them. And as thief after thief would soon find out, he became a force to be reckoned with.
“Lance Thomas was totally justified in everything that he did,” said Detective Lee Kingsford, who investigated the last shooting case. “All of the suspects had extensive criminal records – they knew what they were doing – they just didn’t know who they were doing it against…”