After a thug tried to carjack a 54-year-old man’s vehicle, he quickly realized he was dealing with a former Chicago police officer with more than 20 years of experience.
According to TheBlaze, Ricky Fobbs was in Chicago with his girlfriend, visiting family and friends.
While he was unloading luggage from his car in front of a hotel Friday night, a 15-year-old male jumped into the driver’s seat and tried to take off.
This thug clearly had no idea who he was messing with.
Not only did Fobbs serve on the police force for two decades, he is currently serving as a Texas Ranger in Dallas, according to WBBM-TV.
“My reaction was I gotta stop him,” Fobbs told the news outlet. “I chased down the car, snatched the passenger and jumped in the car.”
“When he reached once for his pocket, I grabbed his hand and and did a wrist-lock on his hand,” he added.
A bystander took a video of the incident on a cellphone, which shows Fobbs on top of the suspect after he ripped him out of the car.
“A lot of grappling, take-down moves to keep him from squirming and from resisting,” Fobbs explained.
While Fobbs was holding the carjacker down, the thug’s friends tried to hit the former officer with their car to free their friend, according to WGN-TV.
To make matters worse, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the car used to try and hit Fobbs was a stolen vehicle.
WGN reported that a handful of people — including a man in a wheelchair — got in front of Fobbs to shield him from the car and help him keep the carjacker pinned down.
Check out the incredible video below:
The 15-year-old and two other males — ages 14 and 17 — were arrested when police arrived on the scene, and they were charged with felony counts of vehicular hijacking, attempted aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.
Think these scumbags learned their lesson? Think again.
According to WGN, one of the teens charged was arrested again Sunday with a gun in another stolen car.
Thankfully, these thugs get a swift case of justice, and hopefully remember that it’s never a good idea to mess with a police officer.
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