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