This video is awesome ~ for a rare and unusual moment caught on tape: a robbery in progress occurring right in front of a cop.
At 5:45 a.m. on December 16, 2010, Police Officer Joshua Campbell walked in to a Walgreen's in Dayton, Ohio, to pick up a surveillance video of a robbery that occurred at 2:15 a.m., involving the use of a firearm. He waits for the clerk to finish her transaction before approaching the counter. The customer, completely unaware that a police officer stands behind him, decides to pull a robbery. Officer Campbell notices the customer reaching over the counter to grab cash from the register. Officer Campbell draws his weapon and confronts him. The pair end up in a violent struggle, which can be seen on another video, which includes commentary by Officer Campbell.
Who says there's never a cop around when you need one? Thanks, Officer Campbell, for a job well done!
Don't forget ~ today is "Thank-a-Cop Thursday" on Twitter, using the hashtag #tacop.