See how a clerk deals with an armed robber by dangerous disarming a shotgun.
Some points of interest:
» At first, we know from the background story that the shotgun wasn’t loaded…but this man took some life-risking chances. Maybe he knew?
» Try to follow the line of fire (in turquoise) to distinguish where the clerk = in potential danger and where not. You need to control/isolate the line of fire in a safe direction (also for the bystanders).
» Look at the constantly changing of pulling/pushing positions/grips. They struggle for control and leverage.
» See the effect of the environment on the fight – a barrier/counter. Often regular weapons disarm techniques, given by many self-defense courses, are done from an “in-reach position”. This without including the effects of the environment! Train specific for your needs like working/living in such an environment.
There are lots of identical environmental situations thinkable (inside: table, sofa – outside: – fence/wall/etc.), including different types of firearms.
» See the bystander effect.
A US convenience store clerk is being hailed a hero after he was caught on camera disarming a would-be robber who pointed a shotgun at his face.
In the footage, the clerk at a 7-Eleven in Frederick, Maryland, never flinches as he grabs the barrel of the gun and wrestles it out of the suspect’s hand.
Police obtained information the next day that led them to arrest 18-year-old Ryan Wages and charge him with the robbery attempt, Fox 5 DC reported Saturday.
The video was posted on YouTube by the Frederick News Post, which reported that it was recorded at 4am, July 12.
“(The man) pointed it at my employee and started screaming at my employee, screaming in his face, and (my employee) grabbed (the gun) and took it out of the guy’s hands,” store owner Abdul Ayub told the paper.
“And the guy ran out of the store, so now the police have the gun and he didn’t get anything.”
Deputies told the paper that they were able to determine that the shotgun wasn’t loaded.
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