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WATCH: Store clerk shows incredible restraint while turning the tables on armed would-be thief

Video surveillance from this Saturday shows a would-be thief entering the Marionville Mo. store where 54 year-old Jon Lewis Alexander works, hesitating for a moment, and then pulling a gun on the store clerk.

Video surveillance obtained from this Saturday shows a would-be thief entering the Marionville Mo. store where Jon Lewis Alexander works, hesitating for a moment, and then pulling a gun on the 54 year-old store clerk and Iraq veteran.

But as the video shows, the thief wasn’t fast enough because Alexander was able to draw first and calmly stick his weapon right in the thief’s face.

Even more impressive was the incredible restraint that Alexander was able to show. According to the police report, the thief walked in the store smoking a cigarette, which he was promptly told to put out. The thief then drew his gun and demanded “all the f*cking money.”

Before the thief was able to raise his gun, Alexander was able to block the thief’s arm, draw his own weapon and point it directly in the man’s face. The thief then slowly backed away and bolted from the store.

Alexander explained that he never fired a shot because the thief’s weapon was never directly pointed at him.

“If I had seen the actual barrel of the gun, I would have pulled the trigger,” he said. “My life wasn’t threatened.”

Watch the surveillance video below.

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  1. Dr Betty Schueler

    September 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Fantastic! I love to watch a well-trained vet show his stuff.

  2. Jerry Selness

    September 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    absolutely staged. And poorly.

  3. Al

    November 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    and you know that because you were there? Stupid comment.

  4. Jacqui

    November 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Lesse. Let’s assume the clerk is also the owner so he’s not risking his life for f*cking minimum wage – and no benefits if he gets hurt. Still.

    The altercations starts when the purported robber starts to bring up his gun, and the clerk intercepts the movement, causing the robber to snatch his gun hand back out of reach.

    But then what does the clerk do? Sticks HIS gun hand right out where the robber can grab and trap it — while the robber still has HIS gun in his gun hand and free.

    The only reasons that clerk is still alive is that either as Jerry says below the whole thing was staged, or the robber was too surprised to react properly OR the robber wasn’t actually willing to shoot anyone.

    And if the only reason YOU survive an encounter is because your opponent is unprepared or unwilling to actually use force, then YOU are simply a lucky fool.

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