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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Crook Learns The Hard Way Not To Pull A Gun On 30-Year Army Vet
Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2013 | BECKET ADAMS, THE BLAZE

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 thief’s mouth.

No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re 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 store’s owners, Max and Jeannine Dawson:

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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1 posted on 09/04/2013 10:48:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In the UK: The Veteran would have been arrested for OWNING a gun.

Maybe in New York too...


2 posted on 09/04/2013 10:50:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: humblegunner; Eaker

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 thief’s mouth.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

...and sticking it in the hapless thief’s mouth in a manner reminscent of GENGHIS KAHN !

Kerry wept.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 10:56:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too much ad pop up crap.


5 posted on 09/04/2013 10:56:30 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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Bump for later.

6 posted on 09/04/2013 10:58:02 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Now I am just being a punk.)
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To: MHGinTN

RE: Too much ad pop up crap.

How about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSmVZH87gzQ


7 posted on 09/04/2013 10:59:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.”

The saddest part of this story is that he is a store clerk.

Thanks a lot to Obama’s economic policies . . .

Please do the world a favor and LEAVE OFFICE.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 10:59:24 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

RE: The saddest part of this story is that he is a store clerk.

What would you suggest he be instead?


9 posted on 09/04/2013 11:01:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: MHGinTN

This might be better:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/03/mo-man-tries-to-stick-up-clerk-who-also-happens-to-be-a-four-deployment-iraq-war-vet-guess-who-it-doesnt-end-well-for/


10 posted on 09/04/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

What amazes me the most is that the clerk is OPEN CARRYING!


11 posted on 09/04/2013 11:02:36 AM PDT by ibheath
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks,much better. I wanted to get a look at the holster use. Looks like he has the end tucked into his right rear pocket. Good draw ...


12 posted on 09/04/2013 11:03:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: thackney

His training definitely kicked in. He used his non-dominant hand to grab the weapon which caused the perp to put the weapon down, likely as a defense mechanism. Because the perp was immediately distracted by the clerk’s action, his OODA loop was broken, giving the clerk the opportunity to grab his weapon and put it up in ready position.

This is textbook stuff here, and it’s indicative of the truth that just having a weapon doesn’t mean it has to be fired to deter a criminal.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: LRoggy

Aiming a ‘please’ at little barry bastard boy is like pissing into the air so you can catch it with your face.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The Blaze is just too intrusive with all their crap that loads and takes over your computer. I do not click on any links to The Blaze.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 11:06:46 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe in New York too...

Absolutely in NYC Self defense is the second worst crime you can commit in NYC.

16 posted on 09/04/2013 11:06:56 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: thackney

Cool!


17 posted on 09/04/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is the camera shaking? And look how fast the clerk reacts when the crook pulls the gun. Something about this doesn’t seem right.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: SeekAndFind

“What would you suggest he be instead?”

Firearms instructor?


19 posted on 09/04/2013 11:08:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: MHGinTN
The Blaze is just too intrusive with all their crap that loads and takes over your computer. I do not click on any links to The Blaze.

Then trust Me when I say: NEVER click on any links, or trust in any posts, from examinerdotcom.

20 posted on 09/04/2013 11:09:07 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: SeekAndFind
What would you suggest he be instead?

I'd like to see him run for sheriff.

21 posted on 09/04/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Utilizer

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.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Security consultant?


23 posted on 09/04/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Fido969

The orientation of the video is like a cell phone held vertically, not like a typical 4:3 or 16:9 surveillance camera.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: MHGinTN
Believe it, really. People actually post reports from the website that advertises about only using "citizen reporters" as sources -in other words, if you can blog about it, you can post it there and tout it as "REAL" news.

People may gripe about Drudge and WND, but at least they TRY to validate before posting things.

25 posted on 09/04/2013 11:15:58 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: MHGinTN

I hear ya, Brietbart is unfortunately like that too.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Fido969

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.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 11:22:02 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: SeekAndFind

surprise


28 posted on 09/04/2013 11:24:53 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Fido969

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.


29 posted on 09/04/2013 11:27:23 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: rarestia

“This is textbook stuff here, and it’s indicative of the truth that just having a weapon doesn’t mean it has to be fired to deter a criminal.”


Very true but, with the position the gun had on that human debris’ face, the clerk might have prevented a future robbery at his or another store with a less positive outcome.

cleanup on aisle 4


30 posted on 09/04/2013 11:38:03 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: SeekAndFind
"he be doing"
Good to see him alive/healthy and unharmed...ultimately.
...and the prep caught.
*wistfully thinking*...that this prep had shot himself dead
or seriously injured during said robbery.

31 posted on 09/04/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
many security recorders have a proprietary codec that make it difficult to put file in ordinary avi or other viewable file. If they hadn't tried before to view it other than on the system it could have been a time consuming problem.
32 posted on 09/04/2013 11:51:14 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 12:06:58 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: MHGinTN

No kidding!!


34 posted on 09/04/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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....


35 posted on 09/04/2013 12:18:02 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (When you play all-or-nothing, be prepared to get nothing...maybe even less.)
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To: rarestia

This is textbook stuff here, and it’s indicative of the truth that just having a weapon doesn’t mean it has to be fired to deter a criminal.


Two in the punkin would have deterred the next attempt. Civic duty fail.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 2:55:08 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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