After an armed robber attempted to take money from a New Orleans man early on Saturday morning, his victim turned the tables, took away his shotgun and chased him down the street. The incident was captured on tape by a home security camera.
The robber approached his victim shortly after 5 a.m. on Burgundy Street. He pointed his shotgun in the man’s face, took away his cellphone and demanded money. When the victim grabbed the weapon and took it away, the would-be robber ran off. The man with the gun gave chase.
"After he took the shotgun away, he chased the guy down the street," said the man whose security camera taped the shakedown, Joe Bonda. "The guy ran right by his car, he didn't even stop to get in his car and drive away."
Follwing the confrontation, a black sedan holding the attacker and an accomplice drove up and down the block. Eventually they pulled up to the victim and offered to trade him his lost cellphone for the shotgun, The New York Daily News reported. "Give me my gun back and I'll give you your phone that you dropped," the driver reportedly said.
The victim declined the trade and instead elected to bash the rear windshield of the car.
"I hope they can get the license plate off of one of the cameras," said Bonda. "If the police can improve the video enough to get the number off the plate, then that would be great."
The gunman is described as black, about 16 to 20 years old, six feet tall, and thin
A video of the incident is below: