Thugs rob cafe, get drilled by customer
Video here. It happened in Orlando.
Hat tip to Sixgun Sarah...
Incredibly brave man. They were lucky to have him there that day, scared or not.
Posted by: Sarah at July 18, 2012 05:30 AM
I don't know if I would have taken the shot. If you look at the video he had a woman on his right but their is also the woman behind the counter that is just a foot or two out of the line of fire.
The shot that he took after they were outside is also a little questionable. It is not like he did not know that they were fleeing.
Nice form and two handed hold. So much for seeking cover and distance. The bad guy was pointing his gun at him.
Posted by: George at July 18, 2012 05:53 AM
The guy had to take the shot - the robber swung his handgun right at the guy. At that point, the guy had two choices - either pull the trigger and put down the robber, or wait for the robber to pull his trigger.
Pointing a firearm at someone without justification - as the robber did - is aggravated assault just on its own.
I know if I was the person behind that robber, I'd rather take the odds of getting hit by a stray bullet over riding out what was at best going to be an ongoing robbery/hostage situation that could go very badly, and at worst a multiple homicide situation. Better to end it right then and there, which this guy did very nicely.
I'd also argue that shooting as the robbers were running away could be justified by the fact that the robber didn't drop his handgun. You got a guy with a gun running down the street, what is he looking for? Likely looking to carjack someone quickly and get out of there. Alternatively, to take cover behind an automobile and return fire. If the robber wanted the shooting to end, he should have dropped his handgun and surrendered and waited for the police to arrive.
Posted by: Kman at July 18, 2012 06:54 PM
I never in a million years would've gotten the notion at things like that. This will make my day a bunch easier.
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