Surprise! Would-be cafe robbers turn into one tough 71-year-old
Surprise! Would-be cafe robbers run into one tough 71-year-old
By Amy Hubbard
July 17, 2012, 1:40 p.m.
Two hooded men, their faces covered, went into a Florida Internet cafe Friday, hefting a baseball bat and toting a handgun. What they couldn’t have expected to encounter was Samuel Williams, a fleet-of-foot senior citizen with a gun.
The two suspects, identified by authorities as DuWayne Henderson and Davis Dawkins, went spinning and running after Williams, 71, dropped to one knee and aimed his .380.
Video of the incident at the Palms Internet Cafe in Ocala, Fla., shows two suspects directing patrons, who have their hands raised. Williams, a grandfatherly looking man in billed cap and shorts, stands, then bends briefly to one knee and begins shooting.
Williams does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to Judge Cochran, a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
They were charged with attempted robbery with a firearm and felony criminal mischief.