Thug Is as Thug Does


The mother and other relatives of William Medina, 24, said they felt hurt by the public's comments suggesting Medina and his partner in the November Reading, Pa., armed robbery were "thugs." William was a "family man" — "no big hard criminal," his mother said. The two robbers, armed and wearing masks, were gunned down by a Krick's Korner customer who said he feared the worst when he saw the robbers leading a store employee at gunpoint into a back room. A Medina cousin said he deplored people's taking the law into their own hands.

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