Teenager Fights Robber Trying to Steal Coat at Gunpoint

@NYCityAlerts via screenshot

The New York City Police Department is searching for a man who attempted to rob a teenager of his coat at gunpoint but failed when the teenager fought back.

According to the New York City Alerts Twitter account, the incident took place on Wednesday in the Mapleton neighborhood of the city’s Brooklyn borough and was captured by someone’s security camera.


In the video, the unidentified teenager struggled with the would-be robber, even though he had a gun. Eventually the suspect gave up and fled on foot, but sorry, I’m not risking my life for a coat. As I sat watching the video, I couldn’t fathom having a gun pointed at me and saying, “Well, let’s fight this out.”

But kudos to the teenager for surviving ... I guess?

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