Two men who tried to rob an internet café in Florida were both shot by one of the patrons – but not just anyone, the gunman was the ripe old age of 71!
According to My Fox Orlando, it was just before 10:00 p.m. Friday at the Palms Internet Café, when Marion County deputies arrived to find patrons outside the business who told them that two men in masks, one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun, barged into the business.
The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money.
Investigators say one of the customers, Samuel Williams, 71, pulled out his own handgun and shot the robbers. Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled.
The two men got into a car parked nearby and fled.
Not long afterward, deputies got a call about two men at a Marion Oaks residence who were telling people there that they had been shot.
Police officers went to the field, but found no evidence of a shooting there.
The two men, later identified as Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, 19, were transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dawkins had a superficial wound in his left arm, but Henderson was shot in two places: his left buttock and his right hip.
Neither of the men have a criminal record, authorities said. Both men were arrested for attempted robbery with a firearm.