Four tours of duty in Iraq spread out over a 30-year military career have left Jon Alexander with a particular set of skills.

Jon Alexander isn't your average store clerk. Four tours of duty in Iraq spread out over a 30-year military career have left him with a particular set of skills.

These talents were put to good use Saturday night when his store in Marionville, Mo., was held up by an armed robber. 

As the man walks over to the register, he hesitates briefly while reaching for a handgun. That split-second fumble gives Alexander more than enough time to reach for his Walther PPX 9mm handgun and jam it straight into the robber’s mouth. 

The thief pauses briefly, stunned to see he has lost the upper hand, before scampering away.

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man,’” Alexander told News-Leader.com Monday. “I said, ‘I think he [the robber] is a little luckier than I am.’"

The entire incident was caught on a surveillance video which has collected 172,000 views on Liveleak. The following GIF was made using that clip.

Police are still searching for the robber. 


H/T Reddit | Photo by dskley/Flickr

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
Japanese teen pop meets death metal in an explosion of awesome
In an age when nearly every song ever recorded is available at a moment’s notice, it’s easy to get cynical about music. Everything’s been done before and we have a never-ending Spotify playlist to prove it.
This weight-loss time-lapse GIF is every dieter's dream
On July 5, 2011, Reddit user dignityblows decided to change her life. The 5-foot-4-inch gal weighed 222 pounds and couldn't stand it any longer.
The Latest From Daily Dot Video

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!