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Video shows Fla. man shooting at would-be robbers



Published: Wed, July 18, 2012 @ 9:36 a.m.

Video shows Fla. man shooting at would-be robbers

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the suspects.

Surveillance video shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe around 10 p.m. Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports one pointed a gun at customers while the other swung a baseball bat.

The video shows patron Samuel Williams pulling a handgun and shooting. He continues firing while the suspects fall over each other as they run out the door.

Nineteen-year-olds Duwayne Henderson and Davis Dawkins were later arrested and face attempted armed robbery with a firearm and criminal mischief charges. Both posted bail and were released.

Williams has a concealed weapons permit. Bill Gladson of the Marion County State Attorney’s Office says the shooting appears justified.


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1Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Oh my, this happened in Florida, guess the media will be going back to Florida to say how these youngsters were doing no wrong. Let the mass media converge on Ocala, FL. They been to quiet.

Great JOB Samuel Williams!!

""He continues firing while the suspects fall over each other as they run out the door.""

They looked like 2 bumbling fools. That was hilarious! Once confronted they don't act like rabid animals and all high and mighty, they looked like 2 scared animals. lmao Useless human DNA's!

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2DwightK(1256 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Good job and I'm glad he didn't hit anyone of the other customers.

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3mudduck(31 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

way to go sam! we need some of this actions up here!

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4LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Im surprised he hasn't been charged with murder. I seem to recall another justified self defense shooting in florida where the guy was called a racist and murderer and so on.

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This what the CCW is about . And shows how good the FL. law works when it is used properly . Not like the last one .
GOOD JOB Sam

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6excel(281 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Vigilantism only fuels hatred. There is no place for it in modern day society. We have police forces and a legal system to take care of these matters,

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7Traveler(606 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

great job Sam!
Any word if the robbers where turning there life around

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8Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This did not look like Vigilantism to me , It looked like someone protecting people and property, well with in his rights . Where as I not think the last one was . Your are right that one was Vigilantism. There is a big difference
in my mine .

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9Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

ex

""Vigilantism only fuels hatred. There is no place for it in modern day society. We have police forces and a legal system to take care of these matters,""

Vigilantism???
So let these two cockroaches maybe bash someones head in with the bat, or shoot someone with the gun, take the money and run. You really think the police would have showed up by then? (Not harping on the police in anyway, I'm sure they are busy) He not only aborted the crime, but maybe saved all the patrons that were in the place. And the bottom line is the police eventually did catch them.They would have been long gone by then. If more citizens did this, there will be less robbery's, less murders, less crime and the prison population would be cut in half.

You can't be that "stupid" can you??

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