7-Year-Old Throws Punch in Armed GameStop Robbery

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Compliance is usually the best strategy for surviving an armed robbery. Material possessions aren’t worth the loss of human life, and you’re unlikely to draw and fire if you’re already looking down the barrel of a loaded gun.

But try telling that to this 7-year-old from Maryland, who managed to land at least one punch on a man attempting to rob a GameStop in Montgomery County.

Video surveillance shows two men in black hoods enter the store and point a gun at the store clerks and customers. The thieves force the adults to the ground, but not before attempting to grab the 7-year-old, who immediately begins to fight back.

The boy’s father told Fox 5 DC that he believes his son’s “natural instinct” kicked in and he was trying to defend himself.

“We didn’t completely understand why,” he said. “Of course, we think our son is brave and a strong kid. But we didn’t exactly know why and when we saw the tape, we saw why. Because he saw somebody who was a stranger, who seemed most dangerous to him and he tried to defend himself. I think it was his natural instinct taking over there.”

The thieves ultimately overpowered the youngster and forced him and his parents along the back wall behind the register.

Despite the boy’s left hook, the men were able to take cash and personal belongings before leaving the store. No one was injured, and police are still searching for the suspects, who are both described as black men in their 20s, approximately 5′6″ tall and weighing 170 pounds. They were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black pants, gloves and masks.

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  • Vic January 23, 2017, 8:54 pm

    Guns America might contact his parents and with their consent set up a Go Fund Me account in the boys name for college.. Then let us know..

  • DocLoch June 13, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Don’t worry, JS, they will have that 5 year old well washed by the time he’s out of 2nd grade. He’ll probably get in a violent altercation on the playground and be expelled or suspended. If not then, they will just keep the washing going with mandatory video, assignments, teacher pressure and peer mediation and indoctrination. Then what was left of his instinct will have turned to abject fear and terror at the idea that self defense is even an appropriate response when threatened with your life. Kind of like the author has been subtly indoctrinated (and is indoctrinating you) who implies like so many others that the right to property is not worth ones life. But I bet he loves sending young 18+ boys overseas somewhere to supposedly defend that right! Strange world isn’t it. YOU ARE BEING PLAYED!

  • JS June 3, 2016, 9:34 am

    This gives me hope the next generation won’t be “safe space” wusses. We can only hope though.

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