MaryLinda Moss was the woman who survived the deadly standoff at the Silver Lake Trader Joe's.
On this episode of the podcast, we look back at conversations with everyday people who are doing extraordinary things. After her daughter Mallory lost her battle with cystic fibrosis, Diane Shader Smith made sure her memoir was published so others could see the amazing way she lived her life despite the disease. MaryLinda Moss survived a violent hostage situation at the Trader Joe's in Silverlake, and helped bring it to a peaceful end. Finally, Jason Coffman, the father of the late Cody Coffman, lost his son in a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, yet continues to lead his life with strength and gratitude.
MaryLinda Moss is an artist, wife and mother who suddenly became a hostage when an armed gunman stormed into the Silver Lake Trader Joe's store on July 21, 2018 after he'd allegedly shot and wounded his grandmother and girlfriend and led police on a pursuit.   Trader Joe's manager, Melyda Corado, was shot and killed during the initial exchange of gunfire between the suspect, Gene Atkins, and police officers. Some 40 Trader Joe's customers and employees were then held hostage as police negotiators spoke to Atkins and MaryLinda, who at times held the phone during the negotiations.   During this podcast, MaryLinda describes the takeover in detail including how she worked with another customer, Mike D'Angelo, and two store employees to keep the gunman from committing any further violence, and how her earlier life experiences informed her actions that ended with the gunman giving up and walking out of the store in handcuffs with MaryLinda, Mike, and the two store employees. Full show notes available at
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