Last Wednesday a good guy with a gun stopped a knife-wielding robber who had stabbed an elderly citizen near a bus stop in Orange County, Florida.
Jeffery Hopkins, the armed samaritan, was exiting his vehicle when he saw the suspect attacking the victim with a knife.
“As I was getting out, I noticed the guy had a knife in his hand so I went for my gun and took him down,” Hopkins told WFTV. “He looked at me very scared. Then realized I was serious and dropped the knife and laid down immediately.”
When Orange County deputies arrived they arrested the alleged perpetrator who was identified as Thomas Thorpe. Meanwhile the victim, Donald Sacco, who was stabbed several times, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was said to be in stable condition.
Hopkins said he was just doing what he thought was right.
“If it was my father or anybody like that out there getting attacked, people need to get involved,” Hopkins said.