Two would-be robbers were humiliated after attempting to steal from the wrong four men — and given a hilarious reminder that crime doesn’t pay.
As CBS Miami reported, the men, all relatives, were filling up a car at a gas station near Miami Beach when a gunman showed up, probably thinking he was about to make some easy money.
Three of the men were on spring break, making them prime targets for robbery.
After his driver parked at a nearby gas pump, the armed robber jogged over to the group, brandishing a pistol and said, “give me everything you got,” according to one of the men.
“He just walked up and had the gun on me,” Alec Tanoos, one of the would-be victims, said.
Alec’s older brother, Jacob, wasn’t about to let that slide.
Jacob grabbed the gun and attempted to point it in a direction away from his brother, later saying, “I tried to move it, like tried to move it kinda up just away from my head, his head, anybody really, just in case he does pull the trigger.”
The men began jumping into the scuffle, quickly turning the tables on the gunman.
“My brother over here was yelling towards them to ‘get a job,’ because they are out here robbing people,” Aric Wisbey, a cousin of the Tanoos brothers, said.
The exchange was caught on surveillance video, and the robbers’ humiliation quickly made the news.
After fleeing, the driver was later captured by authorities.
Turning the tables on an armed gunman is no easy task, and it could have ended in death for one or more of these men.
“I knew that there was a possibility that I could be shot and killed, I knew that, that’s my family, you know we die for each other,” Alex Wisbey, Aric’s brother, said.
Fortunately, they were able to wrestle the gun away from the robber, putting a massive dent in his apparent plans for a night of crime.
The night would definitely have turned out differently for the would-be robbers if they just followed a simple piece of advice: “Get a job.”
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