Who says that all superheroes wear cheap-looking spandex suits? Some people still have the courage to deal with criminals and thugs and are pretty much tired of waiting for the cops to show up. A viral surveillance video shows a homeless man robbing an elderly man, taking his phone and money. However, a good Samaritan takes the matter into his own hands and chases the thug down the streets of Hollywood.
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The man quickly catches up, jumps on the homeless guy, and pins him to the ground. The elderly man’s belongings drop in the middle of the street, in the busy intersection, together with the good Samaritan’s money. Namely, the hero just got out of the bank, and all of his money fell out of his pockets during the chase.
Two women who happen to be there pick up the stuff from the street while the Samarian guy holds the man, waiting for the police to arrive. He struggles for nine minutes straight while the officers finally come to the scene.
The modern-age superhero explains in the video that he felt an adrenaline rush that kept him going throughout the struggle. Although he did make it till the end, he did get a punch in his face and felt pretty bad the next day when the adrenaline subsided. What would have happened if the poor old guy had to wait for the police? Before the robbery took place, the homeless man punched the old man too.
The incident took place on the same day that the Los Angeles City Council approved more LAPD shifts in Hollywood. These latest changes are the result of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s efforts to improve public safety in Hollywood by transferring $216,000 in district funds for this purpose.
Related news reveals another failed robbery:
A video circulating the Internet appears to have what was about to be an armed robbery plot that goes completely south when a bystander whips out his own piece and makes a move, putting a round or two in the suspect and ending it almost immediately.
The video shows a guy and girl talking and minding their own business. But moments later two guys walk into the building at almost the same time. One of them whips out a pistol and it’s not clear if those two guys know each other, but the guy who waltzed in with the piece ends up trying to crawl out as he’s leaking blood.
The guy who’s talking to the woman thinks fast, knows what’s going on, and springs into action whipping out his own wild west six shooter, dropping a few slugs in the perpetrator. The perp goes down on his back and he’s writhing in pain. The good guy with the gun kicks the bad guy’s piece away and picks up his phone. It looks like he’s trying to call the police or maybe his friend is a guy who “knows a guy” that can get rid of a body the easy way. You just never know these days…