Score One for the Good Guy!

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Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples and his children

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.

Fox Tampa Bay reports that the robber appeared in the bank and when he pointed a gun at Peoples’ children, Peoples sprang into action.  He placed his children behind some lobby chairs as he was thinking, “Don’t let them get hurt”.
 
The robber waved his gun in Peoples’ direction and warned that “the big black guy” should not try anything. As the robber prepared to flee the bank, he pointed the gun at Peoples’ sons, Ikaika and Kioni, who were peering through the chairs.
Peoples does not remember the robber’s exact words, but said the man warned others in the bank not to try anything “or the kid will get it.” It was the wrong thing to say to a battle-tested veteran of Iraq and Kuwait who won a medal for helping repel a mortar and ground attack. “When he threatened my son,” Peoples said, “I could not let that pass.”
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!

Idiot robber


Don’t mess with a United States soldier!
DCG 
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0 responses to “Score One for the Good Guy!

  1. Here’s to military training successfully used in real life.
    The robber must have been a libtard with a gun from Toys R Us.

     
  2. “Don’t mess with the Best”

     
  3. Nice going, Staff Sgt. Peoples!
    I’m just surprised that, given the politically correct and wussified times we live in, Staff Sgt. Peoples wasn’t arrested by the Sarasota police and charged with some sort of crime.
    -Dave

     
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