A crook tried to knock off a Florida gas station and got a life lesson that you need to know who you’re messing with.
David Dick, the store clerk, who was working at the store last week, is a United States Army veteran with multiple combat deployments to Iraq.
“Over a couple dollars. He wanted to ruin someone’s life and I’m not going to lie, that makes me mad,” said Dick to local media.
As he was working, a roughly 20-year-old black man around 5’8″ tall and wearing a Chicago White Sox baseball cap approached and drew a gun on him.
“I put my hands up. Kept my hands calm. Right where he could see them,” Dick said. He then opened the register for the robber and waited for an opportunity.
“As soon as he took the gun off of me and took his eyes off of me, that’s when my training kicked in.”
The video shows the Army veteran pummeling the suspect repeatedly in the face and disarming him of what turned out to be an airsoft gun.
“I wanted to do damage. I’m not going to lie. I wanted to do damage to him. The last punch, his face kind of felt like mush.”
Dick then chased the robber from the store and watched him get into a waiting car before fleeing the scene.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office lauded the Army veteran for defending himself, and his co-workers are effusive in their appreciation. But Dick says he was just doing what he had to.
“I love my family too much not to be home.”
Watch the footage here:
h/t – WESH
Now that’s taking your life into your own hands. Most people don’t realize you never forget your military training, ever. What did you think of the store clerk’s actions? Is that something you would have done? Share your opinions below in the comments section and add this story to your Twitter and Facebook timeline.