CHARLOTTE, NC – Tom Robinson, age 10, is being hailed as a hero today after saving his father’s life by preventing him from committing suicide.
“My dad said he had quit smoking a couple of years ago but last night I peeked into the backyard and saw an unlit cigarette sticking out of his mouth,” said Robinson.
Robinson reportedly knew right then and there that his father didn’t want to live a full life anymore. He grabbed his father’s gun, raced outside, and shot him in the leg to prevent him from lighting that cigarette and ending his life early. Bob Robinson, age 42, could not be reached for comment but is expected to make a full recovery.
“If you or anyone you know does not want to live a healthy and full life, please seek the help you need. A slow suicide by smoking is never the answer.”