Skip to comments.CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Crook Learns The Hard Way Not To Pull A Gun On 30-Year Army Vet
Posted on 09/04/2013 10:48:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Bad idea: holding up a store clerk who happens to be proficient in firearms. Worse idea: holding up a store clerk who is not only proficient in firearms, but who also happens to be an Iraq war veteran and a former prison guard and private investigator.
Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, is no ordinary store clerk. He has worked several high risk jobs and served four tours of duty in Iraq during his 30 years in the U.S. military.
And his training shows.
Video surveillance from Saturday night captures the moment a would-be thief entered the Marionville, Mo., store where Alexander works. The thief hesitates for a moment and pulls a gun but not fast enough to dissuade Alexander from pulling his own Walther PPX 9 mm handgun and sticking it in the hapless thiefs mouth.
No one was hurt and no shots were fired.
One of the policemen told me later, Youre a lucky man, Alexander told News-Leader.comMonday. I said, I think he (the robber) is a little luckier than I am.
The following surveillance footage comes by way of the stores owners, Max and Jeannine Dawson:
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I'd like to see him run for sheriff.
I’ve been using the Internet since before it was called the Internet, when you had to go to a college library for access, and I don’t think I have ever even seen a link to ‘examiner’ so I doubt I would be clicking on one.
The orientation of the video is like a cell phone held vertically, not like a typical 4:3 or 16:9 surveillance camera.
People may gripe about Drudge and WND, but at least they TRY to validate before posting things.
I hear ya, Brietbart is unfortunately like that too.
If you look closely, someone recorded the playback that was showing on another computer screen. Probably the only way to make a postable version from the security footage on the computer. Seems perfectly legit to me.
I’m guessing that the store owners, who supposedly originally posted this, shot it with a cell phone off their surveillance monitor instead of figuring out how to digitally convert and upload the footage from tape.
“This is textbook stuff here, and its indicative of the truth that just having a weapon doesnt mean it has to be fired to deter a criminal.”
cleanup on aisle 4
I’m sorry but, this video looks like a set up. Why the shaky hand held video? It’s not a surveillance video.
And I don’t know any battle hardened vet that wouldn’t have put a round in the idiots melon.
He might have made a mistake that didn’t cost him his life. NEVER EVER let the muzzle end of a semi-auto pistol make contact with your intended target, which can push the slide out of battery. Bangs are better than clicks....
This is textbook stuff here, and its indicative of the truth that just having a weapon doesnt mean it has to be fired to deter a criminal.
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