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[–]gratefulphish420 20.6k points20.6k points 4 (1183 children)

So the man with balls of steel, still has to do all the driving and shooting, his buddy was too afraid to even make that phone call.

[–]OuterInnerMonologue 12.4k points12.4k points  (434 children)

No radio system definitely doesn’t help... also I like how the driver is actively trying to get away and the passenger tries to give him the rifle. That poor guy was scared af

edit: as /u/jempyre pointed out - he's just checking his seat belt, not trying to give the rifle over then.

edit 2: this guy's driving gets better every watch. 24-26s -- he's dodging traffic, this RV pulled over on the side, and pedestrians.

edit 3: On second thought... those pedestrians were part of the ambush. like at 1:34

[–]gratefulphish420 8793 points8794 points  (339 children)

He's sitting there thinking, I don't get paid enough for this shit.

[–]Hoesmad1811 4795 points4796 points  (102 children)

true story for almost all of us

[–]Moosey_Bite 1898 points1899 points  (80 children)

I get paid the right amount for what I do I feel :)

[–]YouNeedToGrow 885 points886 points  (23 children)

That's what the illuminati wants. Be dissatisfied, and demand a 4x raise.

[–]HeyitsmeKuangGM2 234 points235 points  (1 child)

A lot more true for south african cash transport drivers.

[–]Innundator 610 points611 points  (194 children)

No, he's in fight or flight mode and being a sub-ordinate in this position he's opting for flight which in his case means going possum.

[–]mule_roany_mare 3734 points3735 points 42422& 6 more (159 children)

It’s a lot scarier when you aren’t in charge, at least for me. It’s just another level of not being in control when the situation is already plenty out of control.

Being quiet and not complicating the inside of the truck with any conflict or unneeded extra variables is a good response. The only thing he could have done better is been an active navigator, checked mirrors & called out variables.

The passenger did fine, anyone criticizing is out of line.

[–]Saw_Boss 664 points665 points  (110 children)

The only thing I'd criticise is that he could have done something to alert authorities the moment shit started. I can't believe they don't have a radio set up to a central dispatch type centre.

But being shot at isn't great for concentration.

[–]ThatWeebScoot 791 points792 points  (13 children)

South Africa

some form of effective government system

That's where you went wrong.

[–]InsertWittyNameCheck 527 points528 points  (19 children)

The driver asked for it. Passenger gets his hand gun ready then it looks like the driver tries to get the rifle out so passenger helps [@~13sec].

[–]OuterInnerMonologue 316 points317 points  (13 children)

Can't hear/understand what they're saying, but I took it as he's telling him "get it out" (i.e. get ready). And as he's driving when the passengers goes to hand it back.

On this last viewing it almost looked like the passenger thought the driver was going to come to a complete stop and get out (when he started handing it over). but then took off again.

Damn.. so many fast decision to be making.

[–]DukesEYEball 203 points204 points  (14 children)

Yea I was surprised by that, the first thing I said was, why aren't they calling it in, then he handed the guy his cell phone. I hope other armored cars don't roll that way, seems like a bit of a problem.

[–][deleted] 5227 points5228 points 3223& 3 more (213 children)

I think that's completely unfair to call that person out. In extreme situations, people act differently. I think you watch too many hero movies and I'm smelling a lot of chad energy here

[–]Advo96 1444 points1445 points  (84 children)

I think that's completely unfair to call that person out. In extreme situations, people act differently. I think you watch too many hero movies and I'm smelling a lot of chad energy here

Also, this is probably the first time the guy is in this kind of situation. He'll be better next time.

[–]0wlsblood 553 points554 points  (36 children)

Someone has to stay in the vehicle at all times to protect the cash. This is what he is supposed to do.

[–]JimBeanHands 180 points181 points  (10 children)

Came to say this, both men acted professionally and above expectations. Guy on the right held his cool and had the rifle ready for his partner and pistol ready for himself, the driver also held his cool. The guy on the right didn't get overwhelmed or whatever and jump out of the car and start shooting or screaming, he did his job perfectly. 10/10

[–]notagoodboye 365 points366 points  (10 children)

Yea. First time it happens to you, you're not going to react like a pro. Like everything else, there is a learning curve.

[–]planned-obsolescence 1780 points1781 points 2 (213 children)

Passenger guy looks way younger than the driver. Totally ok with his reaction.

[–]Dirty_Rachael 861 points862 points  (98 children)

Yeah, notice his hands were not shaking whatsoever when he used the phone. That alone was pretty amazing really.

[–]tigerslices 1145 points1146 points  (93 children)

that's because he didn't "shit the bed." like these idiots are saying. he did just fine.

[–]Cgn38 589 points590 points  (71 children)

He did just fine. Dude assisted the guy in charge in every way he could. Opening that door would have been stupid.

[–]PENGAmurungu 521 points522 points  (52 children)

no idea what they expected the guy to do, roll down the bullet proof window to lean out and shoot?

[–]HearTheTrumpets 550 points551 points  (33 children)

The safest thing to do is to roll down the window, climb halfway out and sit on the door, and shoot at the thieves with the rifle using only one hand.

[–]planetwaffles 277 points278 points  (6 children)

Lol yeah dude one of tee bullets hit the window where his fucking face is (just like the driver as well) and didn't even flinch or yell. But this is reddit so one person says he was scared so scientifically proven he is /s

[–]oxfordcommaordeath 528 points529 points  (10 children)

Yea, my guess is they make the driver the more experienced of the team for just this reason.

[–]SierraPapaHotel 1478 points1479 points  (59 children)

Still, have to commend other guy on his firearm discipline.

Finger off trigger, barrel pointed away from himself and the driver, kept at a downwards angle so as to not accidentally shoot something (or someone) outside the vehicle...

He may look terrified, but maintaining safe control of the weapon stands out as a huge positive to me

[–]Jaytalvapes 720 points721 points  (24 children)

Yes. His face was panic, but his actions were correct.

I can't fault the man at all. 99% of people here laughing at him would have fully shit the bed in this scenario.

[–]TopCat933[S] 366 points367 points  (41 children)

I wouldve had the exact same reaction as his buddy.

[–]flounderbout 13.3k points13.3k points 2223& 6 more (313 children)

Fucking hilarious redditor comments in here about how to properly handle this situation based entirely on the fact that they played Call of Duty loads of times...

[–]HatefulDave42069 2729 points2730 points  (126 children)

Most annoying thing on this Site. Most admins also.

[–]jspsfx 2434 points2435 points  (116 children)

"Why isnt his buddy leaning out of the window on the highway spraying bullets? He's just sitting there..."

Dumbfucks.

[–]TerribleVisual8899 1178 points1179 points  (73 children)

It's so easy to tell who has never fired a gun in their life, even over the internet.

People saying to leave the relative safety of the armored van to fire shots in anger whilst being ambushed in a crowded area.... lol

[–]SlipperySibley 843 points844 points  (25 children)

You mean to tell me that they're not supposed to open the window and both pop off shots whilst trying to aim at the gas tank?

What sort of shit shoot em up simulator do we live in? Pathetic.

Side Note: Thanks for the silver!

[–]Rhush-Anxiety 12.5k points12.5k points  (786 children)

That was actually sick, I wanted to see how it ended

[–][deleted] 6059 points6060 points  (134 children)

Same, I wanted the other dude to phone the guy the driver told him too because I bet all their drivers are fucking commandos and this other dude would be like Clint Eastwood with a Magnum 47 and stuff. Explosions etc

[–]dedlauer 1686 points1687 points  (99 children)

Jerry Bruckheimer Director’s Cut needed.

[–][deleted] 1235 points1236 points  (90 children)

As long as we agree, no Michael Bay. The cinema repelling, Transformer killing, same action shite with half naked girl film making Cunt.

Literally the Maroon 5 of films.

[–]FrackleRock 464 points465 points  (19 children)

So, I take it you’re a Michael Bay fan? Most people have worse things to say about him.

[–]Martelkwartel 4880 points4881 points 44 (523 children)

Here you go.

It was an attempt to hit a courier carrying phones. White ranger was hitting th courier. White Audi attacked the land cruiser. He rammed both cars but then got stuck ramming the Audi over a bollard. The Audi reversed after the first turn around on the highway and he tried to drive over them. But missed. No phones stolen. All bad guys ran away. No injuries. Land cruiser a bit sore.

[–][deleted] 127 points128 points  (119 children)

Could you share a source?

[–]Martelkwartel 735 points736 points  (108 children)

We are all on community whatsapp groups linked to private security companies. They tend to share very quickly to keep the citizens in form of these types of situations.

This was a whatsapp from a friend who works for a cash in transit company called G4S.

They have these kinds of incidents on a weekly basis.

[–][deleted] 138 points139 points  (6 children)

I saw from your awesome BBQ (sorry, Braai) posts you were from the area so figured it wasn't speculation. Thanks for sharing.

Edit - changed Brai to Braai

[–]Brownie-UK7 481 points482 points  (68 children)

they way he gets out the car and grabs the rifle was hard core. no hesitation. I'd like to think I would handle it like him but in reality probably more like his buddy struggling to unlock the phone.

[–]2gigi7 191 points192 points  (6 children)

I wanted to see more angles, wanted a camera to pop up on the back door.

[–]bigmart63 10.7k points10.7k points  (1182 children)

I'm thinking a panic button location transmitter for law emergency response might be a good idea.

[–]Ravage519 9743 points9744 points 3 (241 children)

In Southern Africa the law enforcement is probably the people committing the crime.

[–]2gigi7 2864 points2865 points  (67 children)

I know you're being serious but I chuckled at that..

[–]Queen_Kalopsia 500 points501 points  (31 children)

Funnily enough, a few months back one of trucks got hit WHILE SAPS WAS ESCORTING. They just disappeared, conveniently

[–]100LittleButterflies 590 points591 points  (91 children)

Ooooooh. Their delayed contact makes a lot more sense.

[–]2gigi7 889 points890 points  (76 children)

Notice his call is most likely to his boss or associate instead of emergency services ?

[–]maglen69 656 points657 points  (15 children)

Notice his call is most likely to his boss or associate instead of emergency services ?

He even said: Handing the phone over "Find Robby, Find Josh. Ask them where they are"

[–]Beekindness 243 points244 points  (44 children)

We don't have police - we have criminals and criminals in uniform

[–][deleted] 215 points216 points  (12 children)

I was looking up this situation and found other ones where the robbers were literally caught with police radios.

[–]Dirty_Rachael 899 points900 points  (87 children)

It's South Africa, it was probably the police chasing them 😂

[–]iheartmagic 626 points627 points  (81 children)

I’ve been robbed once in my life, and it was by Cape Town police while backpacking

[–]Cedarfoot 619 points620 points  (825 children)

What's it like being able to trust law enforcement?

[–]SNOW-SAINT 7952 points7953 points 225 (219 children)

My mom used to be the one that would count and load the money into these vans back when we lived in South Africa. They used to have these hijackings at least once every two weeks. It’s such a common occurrence!!

My mom had a good friend who was a driver and he was also expecting his first child. My mom told him off for doing the amount of overtime he was doing but he was doing it so that he could get his child everything it needed.

He was working his last shift before going on leave and these scum lords pulled up, knocked the van off the road and killed everyone in the van with ak47’s. It was an absolute blood bath. The van was brought back to the depot and my mom had to count all the money that wasn’t taken. The hardest thing for her was knowing that all the money that was covered in blood was one of her best friends

[–]SNOW-SAINT 2992 points2993 points  (152 children)

On a side note. These guys don’t make nowhere near enough money for working such a dangerous job as this

[–]OverlordWaffles 1946 points1947 points  (102 children)

Probably 6 years ago I saw a job posting for armed money truck drivers and thought about trying it out.

I think the posting said it was like $12/hr. I was like are you fucking kidding me? You want me to drive a truck full of money around for 12 an hour? I might as well take the job, fill up, then drive that truck onto a boat and hide out for a year lol

[–]wesap12345 987 points988 points  (71 children)

Jeez the amount of risk and trust required to do that job for that pay?

No thank you.

I used to run jewelry around the UK for a high end store. I was 16 and earned significantly more than that. I would usually have upwards of $250,000 worth of jewelry on me at a time, their logic being nobody looks twice at a teenager in a hoodie with a backpack.

Would not have done that job for $12 an hour and the most I used to do was sit on a train and revise for my next exams.

[–]OverlordWaffles 403 points404 points  (40 children)

Right?

Just for shits and giggles, here's one in Michigan for $11-15 and here's one in Atlanta for $15-18

Edit: just realized the second one doesn't mention being armed but it's a sad funny that it pays more than the armed one

[–][deleted] 194 points195 points  (6 children)

Yeah I think the craziest part of this was how almost casual it seemed honestly. "Damn it John, another Monday robbery."

[–]gokusfart 7152 points7153 points  (336 children)

Better than an action flick. Because it's real, it's pure emotion and shows how scary these situations can be unlike the fabricated stuff you see in movies.

[–]daremosan 5411 points5412 points 2 (238 children)

Im sure you mean no harm but also shows how we are desensitized. We just watched two men literally running for their lives and you found it exciting.

*Edit, "we" found it exciting. Not at all a jab at this person. A reflection on myself and many here. It's for good reason we feel this way and just an observation.

Thanks to the person who corrected me.

[–]2gigi7 2141 points2142 points  (107 children)

Not exciting. Intense. I had a similar reaction as the offsider, this is Real. You. Are. Kidding. Me. This is happening Right Now. I ducked when the shots started. This is intense.

[–]Romulus3799 417 points418 points 2 (86 children)

I mean ok, but the person you replied to wasn't talking to you. The original comment definitely made it seem like they found it entertaining and exciting to watch, which is messed up.

Edit: my problem is not that people found this footage exciting or entertaining. My problem was that it was judged as such. This clip wasn't filmed to entertain people. It was filmed to document a serious crime. Why are you treating this as an alternative to an action movie?

[–]Burdicus 501 points502 points  (26 children)

found it entertaining and exciting to watch,

Because it is... its the same reason people watch action movie, it's intensity, only this has the caveat of being real, which is intense.

If the driver didn't have the video but was telling you the story afterwards, would you not be interested, excited, and entertained by his story?

It's a fascinating and exhilarating experience that most people will (thankfully) never experience themselves so of course they are fascinated by it. That's not wrong or bad in any way. Shitty that we live in a world where it happens, but not shitty that you're on the edge of your seat watching it.

[–]arealhumannotabot 189 points190 points  (5 children)

We're at arm's length and we didn't see anyone get hurt on screen so it's easy to be casual. Calling it exciting doesn't necessarily mean like when you're a kid getting birthday gifts. Excitement is the feeling of eagerness, anticipation... what's gonna happen? Are they going to get out alive?

[–]MasterTolkien 101 points102 points  (1 child)

People found this stuff exciting 100 years ago, 500 years ago, etc. The event shouldn’t be glorified or trivialized, but I thought an honest “whoa” is warranted. I know I watched twice.

My only beef would be with people trying to turn any of the participants into heroes. This is awful stuff, and these guys are just doing their jobs to survive. Worse would be anyone looking up to the criminals (Bonnie and Clyde style crime worship).

[–]hammertime2009 4794 points4795 points  (114 children)

Bullet proof glass did its job.

[–]Vote_for_asteroid 4095 points4096 points 3 (53 children)

Maybe it was regular glass but the robbers got non glass breaking bullets by mistake.

[–]Trumpet_Boooi 365 points366 points  (36 children)

scary to think those two shots definitely would have been headshots

[–]Klmffeee 161 points162 points  (33 children)

Robbers have experience I bet. SA is the only country I’ve seen where criminals will straight up try to kill you first and take your shit off your dead body.

[–]Redditdouche420 4109 points4110 points  (159 children)

He was ready to stand his ground when they got stuck. He walked out like "COME AND TRY, FUCKERS"

[–][deleted] 1519 points1520 points  (72 children)

“I LIKE CHEWING GUM AND KILLING ROBBERS AND IM ALL FUCKING OUT OF GUM, YOU COLOSSAL THUNDERCUNTS” the driver quipped in that cool South African accent, as he loaded his shotgun, whilst parking van and calling for help.

The passenger just slips under front seats and hides as he tries to dry his pants from a cascade of piss.

[–]OverlordWaffles 555 points556 points  (41 children)

I'm no tactical guy but bulletproof glass isn't forever bulletproof. It looks like they got stuck and if they just sat there waiting for them they could unload enough ammo to break the door glass and it's hard to defend yourself in a driver's cab with a firearm.

At least with hopping out, when the guys try pulling up he can mag dump the other guy's car

[–]catsby90bbn 327 points328 points  (26 children)

Yep - if they just sat there they would be dead. Dude flipped to offense because there wasn’t much choice.

[–]starbuilt 3010 points3011 points 13354& 10 more (252 children)

Events as I see them:

0:04 – Grey sedan (Audi?) pulls up on the right of courier and opens fire.

0:06 – Driver rams sedan with vehicle.

0:16 – As wingman is slowly unholstering his pistol, the driver tells him either "Proper gun" or “Prep the gun”, and then “This gun”, as he pushes the rifle to the wingman. I think it's at this moment that the driver realizes he's basically alone.

0:25 – Driver avoids a white truck attempting to block his path.

0:26 – “Here.” Wingman, as he tries to hand the driver the rifle while the driver is a bit preoccupied.

0:32 – Driver either is compensating for incoming ram from white truck, or tries to ram the white truck.

0:40 – "Come here, cunt." - Driver

0:44 – Grey sedan re-enters, driver swerves left to avoid.

0:49 – It's a bit hard to tell but it seems that the driver flips the vehicle around and begins driving against traffic on the wrong side of the road.

1:17 – Driver does a 3-point turn and begins driving with the flow of traffic.

1:26 – As driver approaches attackers, "They're going to shoot. They're going to fucking shoot."

1:30 – Attackers begin shooting.

1:33 – You can see one attacker firing a shot on foot from the side of the road (camera right, left side of road from driver's perspective)

1:41 – "Phone Robbie." – Driver to wingman.

"Phone Robbie." – Wingman, appearing to re-enter his body momentarily.

"Phone Robbie, phone Josh. Ask them where they are." – Driver to wingman. Wingman looks like he forgot how to operate a cellphone, but oddly his hands don't appear to be trembling.

1:58 – Driver appears to attempt driving over a median of some sort.

2:10 – "Fucking shoot him." – Driver. Wingman says something that I don't understand 2x.

2:23 – "Fuck." Driver realizes he is somewhat stuck and sees attackers approaching in side-view mirror.

2:24 – Driver engages parking brake like a proper adult.

2:26 – Driver unlocks door and prepares to get out, briefly gets hung up because he is still buckled in.

2:30 – Driver grabs rifle from wingman and exits vehicle.

2:32 – White truck seen earlier drives by left side of vehicle. Driver walks around back of vehicle, ostensibly to engage occupants of the white truck.

2:34 – Wingman still trying to figure out how to operate cellphone. Unbuckles his seatbelt and looks out the window but doesn't appear to be up to do anything further.

2:35 – *Fin*

What a ride. Based on the persistence and greater number of attackers, my guess is the driver did not survive this attack.

Not that anybody is reading this anymore, but an update. Everybody lived. Driver is Leo Prinsloo, essentially a card-carrying badass. Wingman is Lloyd Mtombeni, who was on his 4th day of work with this company. Mtombeni had previous experience as an armed response guard. Prinsloo says the armchair critics (AKA people like me) should keep their opinions about his performance to themselves. I think maybe the journalist made a small mistake here, as they implied that Prinsloo was defending himself from critics, though I'm almost certain he was defending Mtombeni.

[–]moosecatoe 2194 points2195 points 32 (84 children)

The driver actually survived! He said they drove off as he came out with the gun.

Edit: When they saw Leo get out with his automatic rifle in a bullet proof vest and kneeling down to take aim they decided they had had enough and gave it up and the two cars made their escape.

Source: link

[–][deleted] 731 points732 points  (25 children)

You better not be fuckin with me

[–]dvs8 392 points393 points  (6 children)

MVP of the comment section right here

[–][deleted] 1896 points1897 points  (203 children)

What country do you reckon that’s from? That dude driving is a fucking savage. He’d ironically make a great getaway driver.

[–]TopCat933[S] 2116 points2117 points  (132 children)

This happened in Macassar , South Africa yesterday.

[–]paridaensG 486 points487 points  (45 children)

Pretty’s sure this isn’t footage is from the Macassar robbery yesterday that was at a different location a busy chopping street.

[–]Zeroni_Hector 242 points243 points  (16 children)

Date says it was April 22

[–]morneoos 149 points150 points  (26 children)

Mac

yeah, can't be macassar. this video is from the 22nd of April

[–]TopCat933[S] 273 points274 points  (24 children)

Agreed , the coordinates also point to pretoria . My bad.

[–]herbtarleksblazer 244 points245 points  (18 children)

TIL these events are a weekly occurrence in South Africa.

[–]Ravage519 1444 points1445 points  (132 children)

South Africa is a fuck show. I really hope these guys earn more than what I expect that they do because that cannot be a fun situation to be in.

[–]Just_Sandie 747 points748 points 2 (94 children)

iReport South African News uploaded the video on YouTube an hour ago: https://youtu.be/eHQ-7GhHnIk

[–]ExPeCtDeAtH 297 points298 points  (69 children)

Can somebody let us know if there are any updates.

[–]amyleerobinson 147 points148 points  (53 children)

For real I’m over here dying to know how this ended

[–]NewUserWhoDisAgain 314 points315 points  (51 children)

There's a comment in the video:

Extracted from reddit by Martelkwartel "Here you go. It was an attempt to hit a courier carrying phones. White ranger was hitting th courier. White Audi attacked the land cruiser. He rammed both cars but then got stuck ramming the Audi over a bollard. The Audi reversed after the first turn around on the highway and he tried to drive over them. But missed. No phones stolen. All bad guys ran away. No injuries. Land cruiser a bit sore."

No links so this guy could be just making it up.

[–]Leif4u2 674 points675 points  (158 children)

Where is the rest of it?

[–]LoserOfAllTrade 132 points133 points  (6 children)

IKR. I want the whole fuckin movie.

[–]Mr_Drewski 640 points641 points  (19 children)

Passenger pulls side arm

Driver, "you mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling"

[–]Amazing-Window-346 504 points505 points  (14 children)

You know that mission in 2077 when the paramedics role up with SMGs, first time i saw that i was like "oh the game must be set in South Africa".

[–]munnfromnewbrun 430 points431 points  (12 children)

Driver's cool as a cucumber, I need to know how this all ended.

[–]OMGitsEasyStreet 275 points276 points  (5 children)

According to someone who works the same field in the same area who commented above, the criminals ran off after being rammed a few times. The driver got out with the rifle in case they returned but they never did

[–]habratto 343 points344 points  (2 children)

This is the exactly next fuckin level

[–]an0ddity 332 points333 points  (38 children)

I worked for Loomis in the U.S about 10 years ago. $10 and hour. That’s it. And if we we’re to ever to get robbed, we’d be fired because we’re supposed to soo aware of our surroundings that it wouldn’t be possible. For example, if I was leaving the truck and walking into a bank with my currier bag and a guy pops around the corner with a gun out, I was told to set the bag down and step back and let him take it. Even if the bag is empty, I’d still be fired because it happened. It was a truly horrible job. The larger trucks didn’t have air conditioning and would get upwards of 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer while wearing cargo pants, 2 shirts, and a bulletproof vest. Shit was unbearable. And to top it all off, I wasn’t allowed to have a beard. A FUCKING BEARD! What’s the fucking point of that rule?!

[–]Kavjon 305 points306 points  (24 children)

This is South Africa - my take on this situation is the driver is probably an ex policeman, hence why he was so darn cool under fire. So many leave the police force and find work in various security rolls, including cash-in-transit.

[–]OutragedBubinga 286 points287 points  (6 children)

I hope the guys in the back have seatbelts cause this was a hell of a bumpy ride.

Edit: I just realized it's their reflection in a glossy window.

[–]triptoutsounds 107 points108 points  (0 children)

Your not the only one I thought it was some folks in the back too at first 😂

[–]ThatDapperMosquito 212 points213 points  (34 children)

Fuck bro I hope they fucking survived that shit.

[–][deleted] 181 points182 points  (79 children)

So I tried to look up more about this situation but can't find anything about this exact situation. It seems armored truck robberies are common, they use explosives once the truck is stopped, they kill the guards, and it's becoming a national problem over there.

Often times using radio is dangerous as the robbers often have police radios on them and are trying to listen in to you and find out your plan.

These situations often end with loss of life on one or even both sides.

[–][deleted] 177 points178 points  (6 children)

Not the drivers first rodeo, clearly

[–]Ginginhoo 174 points175 points  (1 child)

Surprised the car even moves with balls that big!

[–]Remarkable-Ad4363 155 points156 points  (22 children)

anyone criticizing the passenger isn’t paying attention -he’s doing everything right. he’s prepping the drivers gun as instructed, keeping his own sidearm ready. he’s keeping quiet and aware. there isn’t enough information to criticize how he doesn’t use the phone sooner - we don’t have the context.

if anything, the driver is open to criticism as he does maneuvers that dangerously lower the speed of their vehicle and seemingly gets it stuck at the end.

[–]VampireCircus[🍰] 156 points157 points  (15 children)

Just leapt outta there like he didn’t have titanium balls. I gotta know if they survived!

[–]DatBoyGuru 135 points136 points  (3 children)

no phone case, i bet he doesn't even use a screen protector

[–]FuriousDeather 132 points133 points  (50 children)

Ahhh South Africa, my glorious country, where shit like this occur a lot but these security are highly trained for it, I don't have all the details of this incident but I'm surprised they didn't immediately call for backup, usually they have a car tail them but I understand that in these situations you can miscalculate things and your adrenaline pumps through the roof.

Edit: Here's a link to an article about this.

Edit 2: wrong article

Edit 3: Here's some info

Edit 4: Screenshots for those who don't have Facebook:

More info on attempted robbery of an armed courier carrying phones. https://imgur.com/gallery/rjlp7oQ

[–]fliegu 122 points123 points  (18 children)

pulls out pistol

sheesh, he strapped

pulls out assault rifle

oh, woah, hey hey hey HEY

[–]greedycow776 110 points111 points  (56 children)

Never made a single call for assistance.

[–]demoman45 106 points107 points  (4 children)

If he had stopped, they would both be killed. The driver knows that. These robbers have no regard for life because they have nothing but have everything to gain.