Saw this article this morning and I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share.
Two guys decided to try and rob a shop in Oakland Park, Florida. One of them forced the shop owner to the ground, where he kicked and stomped on him a
few times. Somebody walked up to the shop, which caused the two robbers to get distracted. While they were trying to pull the witness into the office,
the owner attacked one of the robbers and for his gun away from him. Once he got the weapon, he put five rounds into one of the robbers, and got shot
by the other robber as well.
The second robber fled and is still at large. The one that got shot is in serious to critical but is expected to live.
The article has a video in it and it's a gunfight so obviously, violence warning applies.
Kudos to this fella for seizing an opportune moment and turning the tables!
Damn!! Watch around 1:15. A round comes through the wall right by the guys face. Too bad he only got one of them, but if the gun hadn't malfunctioned,
I can see him getting both. The problems he had are a good lesson though. For anyone who thinks they're gonna do it by the numbers in a gun fight,
think again. That guy was trying to clear a FTF or a FTE and just wound up beating the guy with it. But, hey, what ever gets you out
Thank god for people like this owner!!!
People are getting of being robbed and possibly killed by dirtbags like these two
Hopefully, there will be one less scumbag that the public has to feed, clothe and house
ETA: watching the video, the owned whipped that dude like the little chump he was AFTER the emptying the magazine
I know that area, its a rough neighborhood
edit on 8/20/2015 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)
I love when this happens! Too many innocent hard working people are victimized by self-centered evil criminals. It's refreshing to see a victim give
the criminal a taste of his own medicine. If thugs are going to commit a crime with a weapon, all bets are off. Immediate Karma is a beautiful
That s*** is real. It's amazing no one is dead. Glad the owner is going to survive. He was just running a business did nothing wrong and some people
come in with guns, so what does he do? Defends himself.
I don't know, did the shop owner try any de-escalation techniques first?
Why did he shoot the bad guy five times? Isn't that excessive?
Couldn't he have just shot the gun out of the guys hand, or maybe in his knee?
Geez, how dare he defend his life and his livelihood...
How could he actually know if the robbers were going to hurt him?
What a childish petty attempt at projecting your bias and ignoring the many extreme cases in the past where police in the States shoot people
who are unarmed for no logical reason other than ineptitude, fear, ego and poor training.
Your tone demonstrates animosity and immaturity. I can drop at least 12 videos right now that make your above commentary appear even more
Your above commentary has absolutely NOTHING to do with past cases of unnecessary police murders and abuse. Again, very childish, petty, and filled
with animosity (almost whiny in tone) was your entire comment. Again, your comment ignores the real issues and is banal in the highest degree.
Apply what you mentioned above to this video below and then you might get an idea of how petty your thought process is:Video shows Cleveland police
officer fatally shoot 12-year-old Tamir Rice
ETA: In the comment section of the above video there was a post that received 241 thumbs up:
It never occurred to the cops to hang back and ask him to put the gun down over their PA system? I think our police forces are hiring based
upon lowest IQ and highest ability to follow orders without thinking.
Perhaps the above is very true. After all, no other first world nation law enforcement has demonstrated on a consistent basis so much idiotic and
childish egocentric behaviour as the U.S police culture has as a whole. Your thought process demonstrated in your comment seems to reflect a
mindset that does not seem to comprehend the entirety and severity of the situation, which is even more frightening considering it arises from a mind
of someone who bleeds blue.
Case and point.
edit on 21-8-2015 by Involutionist because: (no reason given)
The reason the argument is silly is because that shop owner is not a person who went to an academy and given training in how to deal with these types
of scenarios. Presumably a police officer has. Really though the shop owner almost died and probably should have just cooperated. What's your life
worth? Not any amount of money, I can tell you that.
The shop owner also might be charged with something like manslaughter if the robber dies from his wounds, whereas up until recently all an officer
would go through is an internal investigation (something I highly disapprove as it breeds corruption), paid suspension, and then eventual return to
the force when he is found innocent. That's the problem.
Thank goodness police officers are finally being held accountable for their actions.
Glad the owner was ok in this instance but it could have turned out VERY differently.
I can drop an entire database kept by a media outlet that shows the overwhelming number of shootings by police are against armed people.
The problem is that when it's bad, it's bad. And people post it when it's bad, and other people aren't able to understand that those incidents are in
the vast minority because they never hear about all the righteous shootings or all the times nobody gets OC sprayed or Tased or arrested. So, since
they never hear about those things, they never happen. Since they do hear about the comparative few times something goes wrong, well that must be how
it always happens!
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