Caught on camera: Iraq vet turns tables on robber


johnalexanderDon’t mess with an Iraq war vet and proud owner of a Walther PPX 9 mm.

When a would-be robber pulled a gun on Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, and demanded “all the (expletive deleted) money” at a convenience store in Marionville, Missouri, it took only a split-second for the 30-year veteran to act.

The scene was caught on the store’s security camera.

With his left hand, Alexander pushes away the robber’s handgun and suddenly swings his Walther into the robber’s mouth.

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man,’ ” Alexander tells the News Leader of Marionville. “I said, ‘I think he is a little luckier than I am.’ ”

You can watch the closed circuit footage here.