Panic was on the streets, on TV, and in the air. Robots were a sworn enemy in this universe. There was hate and fear, and an uprising against human beings.
This shopkeeper took heed of warnings, and made necessary precautions. He chased down a thieving robot down an alley, catching up to it and did his part to stomp out the enemy.
As it laid broken, mangled, some alley cats came up to it. The shopkeeper was startled at the scene: cats, nuzzling at cold metal. He knew what he had to do.
The city was in a lock down, but it didn’t mean he had to shut out his heart.