Opposing Views – by Michael Allen
A U.S. veteran working as a gas station clerk fought off an armed robber in Brevard County, Florida, on Jan. 26 (video below).
The store’s surveillance video shows the vet initially cooperating with a man who demanded money at about 11 p.m., but the vet suddenly starts pounding the robber and eventually takes his gun away, notes Fox 13 News.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page stated on Feb. 1: “Although I never encourage our citizens to actively engage criminals over money or personal possessions, I bet this criminal thinks twice before taking on a U.S. Veteran again!”
The sheriff’s office added: “The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19-22 years old, 5’8” tall, and a medium build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket with fur lined hood, and purple latex gloves. Also, the suspect was wearing a Chicago White Sox baseball hat, which was left at the scene, and white bandana covering his nose and mouth.”
2 thoughts on “U.S. Veteran Fights Off Armed Robber In Florida”
The owner of the gas station will probably fire the veteran. Isn’t that what they usually do? Fire their employees when they have the balls to defend themselves? Can’t have no defending going on. Why couldn’t you just be a happy victim?
*** The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page stated on Feb. 1: “Although I never encourage our citizens to actively engage criminals over money or personal possessions, I bet this criminal thinks twice before taking on a U.S. Veteran again!” ***
And I bet that robber didn’t have any idea the clerk was a veteran. Not that it really matters anyway. The sheriff’s statement is rah-rah patriotard cheerleading. Past or present service in Uncle Shmuel’s Zionist Imperial Legions doesn’t automatically make anyone a hard-ass. That store clerk definitely qualifies as one, though.
In spite of the clerk’s obvious balls, I’m not sure he did the right thing by risking death or serious injury over the money in the register. Does his employer pay him enough for that? Does he think the store’s owner would risk a bullet for his money?