Fruit Stand Owner Arms Himself to Protect His Business
Seth Krueger of Krueger Pepper Gardens in Wapato sells fruits and vegetables at his fruit stand while armed with a handgun. Krueger says it's for his own protection and the protection of his business.
Krueger says 10 years ago he would have never thought about carrying a gun on the farm but he says times have changed and crime is now impacting farmers. Krueger says he's been targeted by armed thieves but has been able to deter them because he's armed.
A robbery of a fruit stand happened in Pasco on Monday afternoon. A suspect robbed the stand with a knife stealing $150. Krueger says his stand is located in a rural part of Wapato so he says that may be a reason why he was targeted.