Home on leave, soldier thwarts Sarasota bank robbery
In Sarasota, Florida, a man home on leave was at a local bank with his two sons when a robber appeared. The man, Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples, chased down the suspected bank robber and held him until authorities arrived.
Peoples jumped in his rented van and blocked the robber’s dark-colored Honda in a parking space. The robber confronted Peoples, pointing his gun at his face. Peoples said his Army combat training simply took over. He used his left arm to grab and twist the robber’s arm until the wrist locked, making it easy for Peoples to strip the gun away. Then he used a martial arts move, a half Muay Thai clinch, to wrap one arm behind the robber’s neck and slam him face first to the ground. “I took the weapon away from him and put him on the ground and the rest was history,” Peoples said.
Get this – the robber used a gun that was really a toy!
Don’t mess with a United States soldier!