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Video: Security Guard Shoots Robbers at Internet Cafe(FL)
securityinfowatch.com ^ | 4 September,2012 | NA

Posted on 09/04/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by marktwain

An armed security guard opened fire on would-be robbers early Tuesday at a Melbourne, Florida, Internet café, striking one of them, police said. Three armed individuals burst into the Allied Veterans of the World arcade on Babcock Street about 4 a.m. to rob the business, Melbourne police said.

The video shows the security officer responding within three seconds, able to control his gunfire, remove himself from harms way, take protective cover and wound one of the robbers.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; fl; robbers
Video shows the entire fight. It happens very fast.
1 posted on 09/04/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Why weren’t at least 9 bystanders hit? The NYPD should hire this guy as a firearms instructor.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“The NYPD should hire this guy as a firearms instructor.”

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Not funny.

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3 posted on 09/04/2012 5:10:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: marktwain

Great reaction time by this guard.

But the company probably owes him some new underwear.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 5:10:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

That is damned impressive. Who would rob a place called Allied Veterans of the World?


5 posted on 09/04/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: marktwain

Textbook response. This guy did it exactly right under the circumstances.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:15:36 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: marktwain
Under control, courageous, cool under fire, tactically sound, quick to take action, accurate shot, assertive...

How long till they fire him you figure?

7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It wasn’t meant to be funny. Seriously, if a minimum-wage security guard can perform this well, the NYPD should hire him to conduct some remedial firearms training.

If you still don’t know what I’m referencing, check out this thread,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2922729/posts


8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:16:08 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mears

Oops — # 8 was intended for you.

(I know, I know — it’s ironic that my “aim” isn’t even good on an Internet thread.)


9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:18:46 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mears
Not funny.

Very funny. Also true.

10 posted on 09/04/2012 5:21:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: marktwain
Without the video... the security guard would be labeled a vigilante. We would be seeing pictures of the boys from when they were twelve, and told that they were just looking for a place to drink their ice tea and eat their skittles. There would be an outcry from Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, and of course another special prosecutor.
11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15
There would be an outcry from Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, and of course another special prosecutor.

Jesse and Al sell a lot of video systems, let me tell you.

12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:41:37 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Security guards” aren’t always low wage or low respect in other countries. Don’t know about Australia, but the guy who bought my old house was from South Africa, where he was a security guard for a store. This type of work was a lot more skilled and demanding there, because according to him, most shoplifters are armed and don’t have a lot to lose.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Because there wasn’t any bystanders around to hit.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 6:17:52 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

Good job by the guard. Good sight alignment, good use of cover, quick reaction.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:23:49 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: marktwain

Excellent reaction time by the Security Guard!


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:28:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: marktwain

Which one was Obama’s son, Treyvon?


17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:45:20 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: marktwain

Many daytime police officers “moonlight” as security guards for a little extra money. I’ll bet a weeks pay this guy probably is a range instructor.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 7:02:07 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain

Kudos to the security guard, excellent response.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 7:06:23 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marktwain

I have never been called upon to fire upon another person and I pray that I will never have to but I don’t have to make a decision on that.

He does. Press the right buttons and I will lay down fire until the threat is stopped. Even then, I will be prepared to offer additional fire to cease any further aggression.

This is not my choice. It is the choice of others who prey upon the Righteous. I will do whatever is required to defeat the attacks of the criminals and I will sue their families in Civil Court for the cost of ammunition expended.

Pick a softer target than a Texan. I carry every day.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:50 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: BerryDingle

I hadn’t considered that — it’s certainly plausible. It’s clear that the guy had been well trained. If he’s actually a range instructor — then all the more reason to lend him to the NYPD.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 7:10:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: marktwain

Two more recent cyber gambling/internet cafe robberies in Central Florida. One, in Apopka where another security guard popped a couple bad guys with one dying. Another, in Ocala, where a CCW senior citizen chased them out firing the whole way!

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OjzSf0-AZg&feature=player_embedded


22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Mears

Yes but is true. Us mere civilians (AKA not police) are EXPECTED to operate like this fellow. Cops, on the other hand, are free to spray and pray, and are not responsible for any other civilians (AKA not police) hit in said situation.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 8:13:21 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: andyk
That is damned impressive. Who would rob a place called Allied Veterans of the World?

It's Florida. People here are nuts...

24 posted on 09/04/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: packrat35

My Lord,I was not aware that cops were trained that it was okay if they happen to shoot non-cops.

I learn something every day.


25 posted on 09/04/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by Mears
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