Retired Marine Stops Robbery Attempt in Harris County

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There are two groups in the world that are not seen as particularly smart decision makers as a whole: teenagers and criminals. So when the two are combined, you can imagine that the decisions they make may be pretty bad. Like the decision to attempt to rob a retired Marine. Yeah. Pretty bad.

The incident occurred on Friday, November 24th at around 10:30 pm as a group of four, young would-be thieves approached this Marine and homeowner Alexander Borrego as he was working in his open garage. Very quickly and without warning, the four criminals walked up to him and before he knew it, Borrego had a gun pointed at the back of his head and was told that he was being robbed.

Little did the teenagers know that, hidden in Borrego’s hoodie, was his personal handgun. And, anyone who knows a Marine knows that they can likely take down anyone in a room without a gun, but with one they are an unstoppable force. Even when up against 4 criminals.

In an interview following the incident that sort of spoils the outcome of this story, Alexander Borrego stated in an interview…

“As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys,” 

And fire he did. In a swift move that can only be pulled off by a well-trained individual, Borrego turned the tables on the attackers shooting the teen who had the gun pointed to Borrego’s head twice in the chest and leg. This caused the rest of the criminal cohort to run off in fear.

Borrego was not injured in the incident and as for the criminal who was shot, he was taken to the hospital for his injuries and is expected to survive.

Borrego is not going to face charges for his incident, however, he did state that he felt remorse for his actions. He said “Sad, but I had my pistol on me and thank God for that,”.

What do you think of this story? Do you hope to one day have the training Borrego had? Let us know in the comments below.

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