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BlindOldMan 06-02-2011 02:31 PM

Soldier home on leave thwarts Fla. bank robbery
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Soldier home on leave thwarts Fla. bank robbery

SARASOTA, Fla. -- An Army staff sergeant home on leave in southwest Florida chased down a suspected bank robber and held him until authorities arrived.
Officials say Eddie Peoples was at a Bank of America branch in Sarasota with his two young sons Tuesday when a man walked in with a handgun and demanded cash from the tellers. Peoples told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune he sprang into action after the man threatened his sons.
Peoples says he left his sons inside while he ran to his rented van and blocked the suspect's car in the parking lot. The suspect got out and pointed his gun at Peoples, who twisted the man's arm, stripped away the gun and slammed him to the ground.
Sarasota Sheriff's deputies arrested 34-year-old Matthew Rogers. The gun turned out to be a toy.

VitSports6 06-02-2011 02:36 PM

Other than leaving his two sons in the bank, But it didnt say their age's.

Overkill0084 06-02-2011 02:38 PM

Good thing it was a toy. If not, this could have had a different ending.

CA357 06-02-2011 04:43 PM

Most excellent.

boatme98 06-02-2011 10:05 PM

Hope there was a pleasant crrraaaaaaccckk when the twist was applied.

flasaint727 06-02-2011 10:31 PM

Wow thats wild! Its good to hear theres some people with balls to take out the robber and lucky it wasnt a real gun or else he might have been the one hurt. Thats great to hear tho!

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