This scene from Lonehill, Joburg wouldn’t be out of place on a Benny Hill sketch. But two robbers who thought they’d picked-out an easy target were left humiliated when they had to run for their lives.
Two dudes in Lonehill fight off attempted robbery
The incredible video has been shared thousands of times on social media, as the would-be victims turn the tables on their potential assailants. The clip begins by showing us two men talking outside of a property, but events soon go from casual to chaotic in a heartbeat.
A man in an orange shirt leaps from the passenger side of a white vehicles and approaches his target. He withdraws a gun and points it at the pair. But do you know what? Two can play at that game…
How it all unfolded
One of the men stood on the driveway takes evasive action by retreating backwards and withdrawing his own firearm. The situation is flipped on its head, and the hunter becomes the hunted as shots are fired towards the supposed thief and his getaway vehicle.
In almost cartoon-like fashion, the criminal panics and runs away in sheer terror, scrambling towards safety in Lonehill. It would appear no-one is seriously injured in the clash, but we’re sure doctors would find a bruised ego and severely-battered pride amongst the orange-shirted scarperer.
Strong self-defence on show
The incident took place at 16:00 on Sunday afternoon. Police have started an investigation into the matter. This was arguably the best-possible outcome, too. Had the robber been shot dead, the man on the driveway may have faced his own police probe – as per the laws of self-defence in South Africa.
However, with no fatalities and an appropriate display of force shown, the targets escaped a life-threatening situation by giving these thugs a taste of their own medicine. You can watch the video of the incident below – blink, and you’ll miss the moment rough justice was served.
Watch the Lonehill shootout here
Attempted robbery: Lonehill JHB. WATCH pic.twitter.com/mkHpNbtZg3
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) October 27, 2019
The quick-thinking reactions certainly won a few fans online…
Lord we have Clint Eastwood right in our backyard right in backyard 😨
— Thapedi Ngwepe (@NimNgw) October 27, 2019
Lawful use of a law abiding citizen being attacked by a criminal. #legalgunowners should practice with their #selfdefence #firearms so that they are proficient when the criminal attacks… #gunssavelives pic.twitter.com/qLgmJLI70p
— Gun Friendly SA 🇿🇦 (@GUNFRIENDLY_SA) October 27, 2019