Armed Robber Uses Jammed Gun in Armed Robbery

He made a compliance sandwich with a side of chill for sure. If you recognized the jammed gun, would you have fought this armed robber for it or complied?


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News story on the armed robber being served a side of chill:


Second news story with the charges the armed robber is facing:


Interview with the employee with his impressions on the armed robbery:


What does this video teach us about defending ourselves against an armed robber?


  1. You must accept that danger exists and that it can happen to you. This is the foundational core of spiritual fitness and the first step in taking proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you live in a fantasyland that nothing bad can happen because nothing bad has happened in the past, you’re setting yourself up for a terrible letdown.


  1. Transitional spaces are places where we MUST be more careful of potential attack. A transitional space is any location that (1) allows attackers to prey on potential victims with an element of surprise and (2) provides ready escape for the attackers.


  1. The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the hands are the windows to the intent of a person. If you’re in a potential conflict, ALWAYS pay attention to what the aggressor is doing with their hands. They might have a force multiplier in their hand, or they might be hiding their hand so that you can’t see what is in it or using their hand to conceal something. If their hands are empty, there is a difference between someone with fists and someone whose hands are open and relaxed. As a self-defender your situational awareness must include seeing the hands of any potential threat in your vicinity, so watch the hands!


  1. Don’t get into verbal battles with armed robbers, carjackers, or other attackers. As Greg Ellifritz points out, those verbal challenges are taken as personal attacks and lead to a MUCH higher chance of being hurt in a violent encounter. Learn the lessons he gives in that article about how to provide a “face-saving exit” and not get shot by challenging their ego!


  1. It’s a morally acceptable choice in an armed robbery to simply give the armed robber what they want. Only you can decide in the moment if the attacker is using their force multiplier as an intimidation tool or if they really intend to do you harm, and giving up your phone or wallet to escape the danger zone can be an acceptable choice. Either way, you must count the potential cost of your life vs. your possessions and take the best action that protects your life, which is infinitely more valuable than your things.


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  1. LUKA Kastratovic
    LUKA Kastratovic says:

    Please give me your e-mail and i’ll send you a good video .I as a security guard was a participiant of an arm robbery.My college was endagered by a kniffe and asked to give the money to a robber.I jumped in and with bare hands punched him in his face.The atacker drops the knife.Then he regains the knife and stubbs me in the hand.I cach hold of his hand carrying the knife and protect myself of being stabbed again.He runs away .But he stops to get the whole cash registet.He pulls it out and runs away with it still holding the kniffe in his hand.Down the street i run after him and he shouts that he’s gonna stab me if i procede running after him.I proced he stops and i stop and he comes to stab me.I am staying there knowing that he is bluffing.He is offereng me a deal if he gives me a register back i should give him not all but some money from the till.I agree and after taking the register back a pull out my own wallet and give him fake money from my wallet.It was a notice paper with one side printed as 100€ bill and on the other side was a blank paper.In the moment he thing that he got a money and he runs away .As i got my register back and he was gone i run back to my grocery shop where i work.Actually i decited him very well.He was dangerous man already attacking us once.


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