Lou Williams Talks Down Armed Robber, Takes Him To McDonalds
Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams showed his Christmas cheer this weekend by talking down an armed gunman and treating him to McDonalds, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Williams told the paper that he was accosted by a man with a gun while in his car on Christmas Eve. The six-year veteran was reportedly able to talk the would-be assailant out of the robbery and diffused the situation. According to Williams, the gunman recognized him.
“A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community,” Williams told the Philadelphia Daily News.
“There’s crime everywhere,” Williams continued. “I was debating whether to pull off or help the guy. The gun was already out. He did all the talking and we came up with a solution before I could really say much. I treated him to McDonald’s.”
Last season in 75 games Williams averaged 13.7 points and 3.4 assists per game as a key reserve for Philadelphia. In the club’s opening game of this season, Williams scored 25 points in 27 minutes of play.