CCTV footage of a 7-year-old boy fighting back against a pair of armed robbers has surfaced online, and it’s pretty much as incredible as it sounds.
The robbery occurred at a Silver Spring GameStop store in Maryland, United States last week, where the young gamer decided he wasn’t having any shit from the attackers.
The footage shows the boy confront one of the robbers, who then attempts to grab him. The boy responds by punching the robber multiple times, before eventually being overpowered and dragged to one side.
You can then see the two robbers ordering customers and workers alike to get on the ground, before making off with cash from the tills and personal belongings from the store attendants.
Thankfully, nobody was hurt during the robbery.
The boy was separated from his folks when the attack occurred. As a result, his father had no idea what his son had done until after the attack.
The father, who wished to remain unnamed told Fox News:
He saw somebody who was a stranger, who seemed most dangerous to him and he tried to defend himself. I think it was his natural instinct taking over there.
You can see the footage for yourself just below.
What this kid did was pretty crazy considering the robbers were armed, and it’s a miracle nothing worse happened – but no one can fault him for such an amazing display of courage.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.