Armed Robbery Victim Offers Plan To Cut Down On Crime

Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 23:26:48-04

The victim in a brazen attack that landed a Nashville man behind bars is trying to use his terrifying experience to start something positive.

Last month, Shane Morris of East Nashville was threatened with a gun and robbed by a man that police caught just minutes later.

Shane runs a web development company out of his home, and he says the armed robbery got him thinking.

He's now in talks with the Martha O’Bryan Center to potentially teach a class for kids and adults in the nearby Cayce Homes on computer coding.

Shane said if more people are able to learn a skill like that, there might be less need for people to rob each other.
“Right now, we have something that’s broken, but that doesn’t mean we need Mayor Barry or City Council to fix it for us, because honestly we have all the people and the resources to fix ourselves,” Shane said.

Shane said ideally he'd like to partner with a sponsor to provide kids who successfully complete a computer coding class with their own laptop.