Spring Breakers Tackle Robber & Take His Gun In Florida Gas Station: Video
The Indiana students wrestled the gunman to the ground; police later caught his alleged accomplice.
OAKLAND PARK, FL — A group of spring breakers from Indiana got quite a surprise when a gunman confronted them in a Florida gas station last Sunday. It wasn’t nearly the shock the would-be thief got in turn, however, when the victims tackled him and took away his weapon. Security video of the incident has gone viral.
Early Sunday morning, Indiana cousins Alex Wisbey and Aric Wisbey were in South Beach with friends for spring break when they stopped at a Mobil station to purchase gas.
While filling up, a black car pulled up near them and a masked gunman approached, demanding money. Instead of handing him cash, though, the cousins jumped their assailant and wrestled him to the ground.
The thief’s shirtless accomplice ran over to the fray, but Aric quickly managed to get control of the firearm. He then pointed the gun at the two men, who hurried back inside their car and sped away.
Police caught up with the shirtless suspect, and he’s been identified as Kevin Campbell. The masked gunman-with-no-gun, however, remains at large.
Authorities have stressed the danger of not complying with a criminal’s demands and pointed out how lucky the cousins were, as the weapon turned out to be loaded.
Alex Wisbey agreed, saying that it’s best to play it safe. Still, he added, “If there is a situation and a moment where you can wrestle the gun away or protect yourself, or your family or friends, absolutely do that. Do not second-guess yourself."
Aric expressed gratitude and added, “It turned out the best way possible for us.”