Skip to comments.Video: Security Guard Shoots Robbers at Internet Cafe(FL)
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.
Why weren’t at least 9 bystanders hit? The NYPD should hire this guy as a firearms instructor.
“The NYPD should hire this guy as a firearms instructor.”
Great reaction time by this guard.
But the company probably owes him some new underwear.
That is damned impressive. Who would rob a place called Allied Veterans of the World?
Textbook response. This guy did it exactly right under the circumstances.
How long till they fire him you figure?
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,
Oops — # 8 was intended for you.
(I know, I know — it’s ironic that my “aim” isn’t even good on an Internet thread.)
Very funny. Also true.
Jesse and Al sell a lot of video systems, let me tell you.
“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.
Because there wasn’t any bystanders around to hit.
Good job by the guard. Good sight alignment, good use of cover, quick reaction.
Excellent reaction time by the Security Guard!
Which one was Obama’s son, Treyvon?
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.
Kudos to the security guard, excellent response.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It's Florida. People here are nuts...
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.
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