‘GIVE ME THE GUN’: Chicago Armed Robber Messes With Wrong Train, Watch This Boxer Save The Day, “I went up front and said to him…”

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Armed robbery is no laughing matter. But when the victim is an unsuspecting older man, and the robber is quickly taken down with a flurry of punches, it’s hard not to crack a smile.

That’s exactly what happened on a train in Chicago recently. An armed robber entered the carriage and demanded that everyone hand over their possessions.

Passengers quickly obliged, but one older gentleman was having none of it. He stood up and walked over to the armed robber, before unleashing a flurry of punches that sent him tumbling to the floor.

The whole incident was caught on CCTV and has since gone viral online.

While the elderly man’s actions may seem heroic, we wouldn’t recommend taking on an armed robber yourself. In this case, it luckily turned out ok. But in most cases, it’s best to leave it to the authorities.

At 5:50 a.m. Blue Line train from Chicago’s Cumberland station, 30-year-old Tremaine Anderson was methodically traveling through the cars, stealing terrified passengers’ money.

When the train neared its stop, Jules and Mike noticed that many of the passengers were heading in the wrong direction. Jean-Paul LaPierre accosted a bystander for answers when he saw this.

“I said, ‘What’s going on?’ And the guy next to me says, ‘This guy’s robbing people,'” LaPierre told CBS Chicago.

That’s when LaPierre, a former Golden Gloves boxer, decided to take matters into his own hands.

“I said, ‘I’m not going to let this happen,’ so I just threw a right hook at him and a left hook and he went flying,” LaPierre said.

The impact of the punches caused Anderson to drop his gun and fall to the ground, giving LaPierre enough time to grab the weapon and hold Anderson until police arrived.

“I just did what I had to do,” LaPierre said. “I didn’t want anyone getting hurt.”

Anderson has been charged with armed robbery and is being held on $250,000 bail. LaPierre, meanwhile, is being hailed as a hero.

“I’m just glad I was able to help out and do the right thing,” he said. “I was just in the right place at the right time, I guess.”

Witnesses say that Tremaine Anderson had been robbing people on the train before Jean-Paul LaPierre intervened.

It was a very minor struggle. Despite being considerably taller and wider than LaPierre, Anderson appeared to be cowering before him, eventually obeying his commands.

LaPierre had managed to extract the weapon from the suspect’s grasp, pinning him up against the train door with his left arm. Every time the man rebelled, LaPierre reminded him who was in command. The entire event was recorded on video, which has since gone viral.

People are calling LaPierre a hero, and rightfully so. He showed incredible bravery and quick thinking in a very dangerous situation. Had he not been there, who knows what could have happened?

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