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Spring breakers turn the table on potential robbery attempt

Posted at 11:54 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 13:00:03-04

Justice prevailed in Florida during spring break.

A quartet of students from Indiana foiled a potential robbery at a gas station in Oakland Park, Fla., when they turned the tables on the would-be robber, tackling him and snatching his gun in the process.

Ivy Tech graduate Alex Wisbey told Miami station WPLG he and his cousin Aric Wisbey were in the Sunshine State to celebrate a birthday.

Alex told WPLG he was the designated driver and had stopped at the Mobil gas station in suburban Miami around 3:45 a.m. because they were running low on gas. While they were at the pump, Alex said a black car pulled up and a masked man approached them with a gun, demanding money.

Before anything could happen, the Wisbeys told WPLG that they grabbed the gunman and tackled him to the ground. Detectives say a shirtless accomplice then ran up to join in the struggle.

“At any point in time, that gun could have gone off,” Aric said.

Aric Wisbey said his instincts kicked in and he grabbed the gun and pointed it at both men, who then got back into their vehicle and drove away. WPLG says the whole incident was recorded on the gas station’s security cameras.

Police arrested Kevin Campbell, 33, a short time later. The masked man remains at large.

Maybe the thieves picked the wrong people to challenge.

The cousins told WPLG that they both have concealed weapons permits back in Indiana and have experience with firearms. They said deputies told them they were lucky because the gun was loaded.