There is CCTV video of this incident, in the article. BBC News - Leeds betting office robber caught by customer If I put my pragmatic head on, then I would say that Martin Richardson was very lucky not to be killed, facing off an armed assailant with nothing but your hands and whatever is around you was foolish and dangerous. But I don't have my pragmatic head on today, I have my internet head on. THIS MAN IS AWESOME. His cast iron balls of steel would probably have deflected the bullets (if they were real) anyway! Go vigilantes!