The video of an elderly Florida man shooting two would-be robbers is making the rounds on the internet, and while local police authorities say they will not charge the senior, some observers say his actions went too far.
On Friday, July 13, two 19 year-old men barged into an internet café in the town of Ocala with guns drawn, when 71 year-old Samuel Williams pulled out his own gun and started firing at the two attackers, who very quickly ran outside, according to an article in the Daily Mail newspaper.
“If he wouldn’t have been there, there could have been some innocent people shot,” one patron, Mary Beach, said of Williams. “I think he is wonderful.”
But unsurprisingly, the two robbers, who were injured with non life-threatening injuries and are now in jail, said that Williams far overstepped his bounds and did not need to continue shooting them even once they had ran out of the café.
“'I turned around to run and my leg gave out. That was when I got shot. I hit the ground, and he was still shooting,” Duwayne Henderson said. “'I was down, and I’m not going to continue to shoot you.”
If Williams ever decides to move into a local assisted living community, he might be a good choice for a security guard.