Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giant Brass Ones...

Joseph in IL sends in this heartwarming tale of a goblin who, while not getting deadified, certainly found out the hard way that simply having a gun isn't always enough...

Man turns tables on shotgun-wielding attacker
A man being robbed at gunpoint at 5 a.m. Saturday morning in New Orleans turned the tables on his attacker when he managed to grab the shotgun, causing the attacker to flee.

The confrontation was captured by surveillance footage from a nearby security camera. According to WWL.com, the victim-turned-vigilante wasn't done yet.
There's even video:



Now, I don't know if the shotgun wasn't loaded and the intended victim could see that; if it was an airsoft gun; or if he was just such an incredible badass that the thought of a loaded shotgun mere inches from his face simply pissed him off. He grabs the gun, wrenches it out of his attacker's hands, and then starts chasing the dude. Badass. Here's the best part - later on, they pull up and offer a deal. Apparently in the exchange he dropped his phone and they got it - and they offered to trade him his own phone for the gun. I'm guessing the gun wasn't loaded, because that would be world-class stupidity right there if it had been.

As it turns out, he declined their offer and then shattered the back window of their car with the shotgun to make it easier to spot. Badass! The one take-home lesson here, the main reason I posted this, actually, is that simply having a gun isn't necessarily going to be enough. The young tough thought that sticking a shotgun in someone's face would be enough to get them to hand over their money. When it wasn't, he wasn't prepared to deal with the consequences - like it never dawned on him that someone might resist.

It's funny when it's a crook getting his gun taken away and his ass beat - it's not funny when it's a good person who can't bring themselves to shoot who winds up dead.

That is all.

7 comments:

Peripatetic Engineer said...

It probably never occurred to them that someone in the French Quarter at 0500 might actually be sober and going to a job or something and not the usual drunk tourist one sees at 0300.

Eric said...

Notice too the, um, uh, melatonin count of the crook vs 'victim'... I'm SURE this will have 'hate crime' added to the counts...

Shane W said...

Saw that on the news last night. That's good stuff right there. Too bad the perp didn't trip and really get his ass beat

Robert said...

We practiced disarms in karate class; stepping to the side and grabbing the weapon seems to be fairly easy. The dicey part is the followup and not getting shot or sliced. OTOH, our non-victim's street cred just went WAY up.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Just remember, you shouldn't have a gun, becaus in an altercation it will just be taken away and used against you anyway.

Right, Mr. Perp?

(Heck, given that it happened to him, what are the odds he'll become a spokesman for gun control now?)

Cargosquid said...

This has to be fake.

There is NO way that man could run with balls that big.

NotDilbert said...

No, You can keep my iphone. ( .... and you've already demonstrated that you are too stupid to know enough to turn the the phone off. The cops will be around to collect it soon enough now that they know you're probably no longer armed )

NotDilbert