Florida man stops robbery


PDA






ccsniper
July 17, 2012, 05:19 PM
I haven't seen this on here but it deserves to be.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Customer-stops-stick-up-at-Ocala-Internet-cafe/-/11788162/15528296/-/qyovm4z/-/index.html

OCALA, Fla. - A customer at an Ocala Internet cafe stopped a stick-up by shooting one of the suspected robbers.
Investigators said the customer sprang into action when two armed men burst into the Palms Internet Cafe on Friday night.

One of the men had a gun and the other was armed with a baseball bat. The two apparently demanded money from the 30 people inside, according to officers.

But one of the customers decided to fight back.

"This guy kept popping. He didn't stop. He just kept popping. I think he shot both of them and then they managed to get out of the door and started scrambling out the door, but we were so shocked," customer Neville Allison said. "We couldn't hardly move."

Police said the customer was 71-year-old Samuel Williams who fired his gun at the robbers and then chased them out of the door.

The suspects ran out the door after they were shot. Investigators tracked them down at Shands Hospital.

One of the suspects, Davis Dawkins, 19, told investigators that he was forced to participate in the robbery. He used to work at the cafe.

The other suspect, Duwayne Henderson, 19, is still in the hospital.

The two face attempted armed burglary charges.



Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Customer-stops-stick-up-at-Ocala-Internet-cafe/-/11788162/15528296/-/qyovm4z/-/index.html#ixzz20uv4gRj2

If you enjoyed reading about "Florida man stops robbery" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
skeeziks
July 17, 2012, 05:35 PM
I live in Ocala and we were just discussing it today down at the gun shop.
I've seen the surveillance video and it's hilarious! The 2 thugs run for the door at the same time and end up doing a "Laurel & Hardy" (when 2 guys try to fit thru 1 doorway and get wedged between) before falling over one another.
A Marion Co. Sheriff happened to walk into the gun shop not 5 mins. after I did and that's how I heard about it. According to him, the old man fired at the thugs and one of them took a slug in the ass.
I would of loved to have been in the ER waiting room at Shands when they walked in and said "I got a bullet in my ass!"

oneounceload
July 17, 2012, 05:35 PM
This happened just a few miles from my neighborhood - one article seems to be written more from the view of the robbers
http://www.ocala.com/article/20120713/articles/120719846

from the mouth of one of the "disadvantaged youths": Though Henderson said he doesn't blame Williams for shooting, he takes exception with Williams shooting at him while he was down.

“I was down, and I'm not going to continue to shoot you,” he said.

Then maybe he shouldn't have been trying to rob the place with a gun? Too bad the old gent wasn't a better shot

oneounceload
July 17, 2012, 05:36 PM
I would of loved to have been in the ER waiting room at Shands when they walked in and said "I got a bullet in my ass!"

Except the taxpayers are paying for this:

The two men were transported — one by helicopter — to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Texan Scott
July 17, 2012, 05:43 PM
the old man fired at the thugs and one of them took a slug in the ass

Too bad the old gent wasn't a better shot

who says he wasn't? :)

Lonestar49
July 17, 2012, 06:21 PM
...

Warms the heart, senior citizen, legally, correctly, saved the day and all within the crime scene..

God Bless,


Ls

skeeziks
July 17, 2012, 06:31 PM
It's great that more & more people are arming themselves, but you must have the proper training....
I went back and studied the video again and noticed that when the old man fired his 1st. shot there was an innocent standing directly behind the BG he was shooting at.
This thing could've gone wrong in a really bad way....

Lew
July 17, 2012, 11:14 PM
All's well that ends well, I say. I won't armchair QB this guy.

LOL'd hard at the video.

2DREZQ
July 18, 2012, 02:33 AM
Isn't he likely to get nailed for shooting a perp who was running away?
:)

Deus Machina
July 18, 2012, 04:18 AM
I didn't see him drop the gun. Thus, still a threat.
It's all good in my book.

skeeziks
July 18, 2012, 10:17 AM
Isn't he likely to get nailed for shooting a perp who was running away?

Absolutely Not....

wannabeagunsmith
July 18, 2012, 04:05 PM
You guys, this is even on CNN!! I can hardl believe it, this is the first time they have shown a gun being used for good by a citizen! This is sure a breath of fresh air after the Trayvon incident, especially being in Flordia this made national news and maybe the 'duty to retreat' bill wont pass now!

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/crime/2012/07/17/dnt-internet-cafe-robbery-foiled.wkmg

look at the video section it is on their homepage!

cnn.com

powell&hyde
July 18, 2012, 04:18 PM
Good for the older citizen who packed heat.

gym
July 18, 2012, 04:41 PM
They say internet cafe, but those places are casinoes, for those who don't know. They have the electonic slots, We have then in Vero and all over Florida. My buddy must go every other night, but he a l;ucky SOB, he also hi the lotto in MASS.I googled it to make sure he wasn't shining me on. He really wins a lot. He hit foxwoods for 130,000 also in one year.
Those places are full of cash, Most say no firearms , but latelly I don't see the signs. They most all have an armed gaurd with a wheel gun.

klyph
July 18, 2012, 04:45 PM
This has already been posted:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=668351

Killian
July 18, 2012, 05:06 PM
I want to be on his bingo team.

2DREZQ
July 18, 2012, 05:21 PM
It ain't the size of the dog (gun) in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog!
Did you see how fast the bad man with the evil handgun turned little girl? This should happen on the news every night!

skeeziks
July 18, 2012, 10:31 PM
It turns out the gun wasn't even loaded!
These stupid teens went in to rob with a gun that wouldn't even fire.
Together now.... "Ya' can't fix stupid."

Sam1911
July 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=668351

If you enjoyed reading about "Florida man stops robbery" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!