Outside of a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office in Washington, a woman was in the process of being robbed by two thugs in a parking lot when she repeatedly honked her truck’s horn. They’d threatened her and she said they had a firearm.
Three Marines came running from the office, saw the woman who was yelling for help, intervened, and instantly put an end to the altercation.
One of the Marines, Staff Sergeant Ben Shoemaker said this:
“She said, ‘Help me. I’m being robbed!’ I stopped paying attention to her. She’s not the problem.
That kid was never going to outrun me. Marines run towards the sound of chaos.
It’s really what I’m trained to do, be it recruiting, be it that; my job is to protect the United States Public.”
One of the suspects was detained by one the trio with an arm bar and was held until police arrived. Police are still searching for the other suspect, who escaped.
Our men in uniform: heroes wherever they might be. Semper Fi!