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Old 06-02-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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This is a pretty amazing story. I'm glad everything worked out well - and I congratulate this fine soldier from Sarasota for his courage: Home on leave, soldier thwarts Sarasota bank robbery | HeraldTribune.com
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: englewood
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HOOAH, hopefully the SSG planted his face hard into the blacktop. something that will take a while to heal.

go army
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What a brave man. Could have gone another way, thankfully it didn't.
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A U.S. Army soldier apprehended an alleged armed bank robber Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla., after he said the suspect waved his gun in the direction of the soldier's children, MyFoxTampaBay reports.

Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples, who was with his two children at a Bank of America branch, realized he walked in on a robbery, he told the station. After the alleged robber waved the gun at his children, Peoples followed the man into the parking lot and cornered the suspect.

Both men got out and Peoples said he took the man’s weapon and “put him on the ground.”

Peoples, who had been deployed five times and fought against groups like the Muqtada militia, told the station, "Weapons getting pointed at me, it doesn't really bother me anymore."

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Read more: U.S. Soldier Foils Florida Bank Robbery - FoxNews.com
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Anthem, AZ
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I just saw this story on NBC Today. What a great and brave man he is. The world needs more like people who live by the "we're not gonna take it" attitude.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I am not questioning his bravery but frankly if the gun had been real the story might have ended differently--
I just hope someone took up donation to pay for repairing his car--
he should not have to pay for that or his insurance company
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