Hero Guard keeps a cool head as robbers spray his truck with 30 bullets – then turn the tables as he ram their vehicles before chasing them away at gunpoint in incredible footage from South Africa
- Former police sniper Leo Prinsloo, 48, escorted a valuable cargo
- He was attacked by two cars full of armed men on the highway in Pretoria
- Leo remained remarkably calm while under attack and rammed the attackers
A South African heroic guard has been caught in dashcam footage fending off a gang of armed robbers who sprayed his security vehicle with more than 30 bullets in an attempt to kill him, before turning the tables by chasing them at gunpoint.
Former police sniper Leo Prinsloo, 48, was escorting a valuable cargo in his unmarked armored Toyota Land Cruiser when he was ambushed by two cars full of gunmen.
A dozen shots can be heard for the first time when a car drives next to security expert Leo on the N4 motorway in the capital Pretoria, opens fire and eventually shatters its bulletproof window.
Former police sniper Leo Prinsloo, 48, was escorting a valuable load in an armored truck in his unmarked armored Toyota Land Cruiser when he was ambushed by two cars full of armed men.
A dozen shots are heard for the first time when a car drives next to safety expert Leo on the N4 motorway in the capital Pretoria. The target vehicle is shown, top and bottom
Unbelievable that Leo – who worked for 12 years in the Special Forces unit of the South African Police and teaching their military special forces to shoot – remains remarkably calm during the attack
It is unbelievable that Leo – who has worked in the South African Police Special Forces for 12 years teaching their special forces to shoot – remains remarkably calm during the attack.
He tells his fellow guard to cock his automatic rifle and gives the throttle while his attackers try to kill him so they can aim the armored car in front of them.
The other car full of gunmen then tries from the other side and fires at least 13 shots into the vehicle, but expert marksman and well-trained sniper Leo remains undisturbed.
The chasing cars try to force him to stop and fire shots into the windshield, but Leo just bangs right into it.
The other car full of gunmen fired at least 13 shots into the vehicle, but expert marksman and highly trained sniper Leo remained undisturbed. His vehicle is pictured above after the attack
When the other cars try again, he rams them too and then decides on a change of tactics.
A security friend of the hero said: “Tired of the one-way traffic of bullets, Leo hit the brakes and told his colleague to hand him an automatic rifle, unbuckled his seat belt and got out.
Tired of being a seated duck, he decided to fight the armed robbers and wouldn’t go down without a fight. He is an accomplished shooter and wanted to give a little bit back.
When they saw Leo get out with his automatic rifle in a body armor and kneel down to aim, they decided they had had enough and gave up and the two cars escaped.
You can tell from the dashcam that he barely pops an eyelid from start to finish, but is constantly aware of where they are and doesn’t flinch when they open fire on him and do his job perfectly
The chasing cars try to force him to stop and fire shots in the windshield, but Leo just bangs right into it
Mr. Prinsloo, pictured above, has a shooting academy called The Edge and trains police, military and security companies in shooting and unarmed combat and how to respond to attacks
Eventually he gets bored and decides it’s time to shoot back – the man is a hero. You see this kind of Chuck Norris stuff in the movies all the time, but this was real and Leo took up the fight with them. ‘
Mr. Prinsloo has a shooting academy called The Edge and trains police, military and security companies in shooting and unarmed combat and how to respond to attacks. He is said to be the best in the business.
His friend said, “This video just shows that Leo not only teaches but also puts into practice what he preaches. He is a true Rambo and has never shown fear in his life. He is a trained sniper and never misses. ‘
Firearms expert Leo said, “I can’t say much as an investigation is underway, but me and my fellow guard did what was expected of us. They had to get us out so they could get the truck.
“But there was no way I could let that happen and unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to shoot back.”
Police spokesman Brigadier Vish Naidoo said: “The suspects in two cars fired many shots at a security vehicle in a convoy in an attempt to stop it during a high-speed chase in Pretoria.
The driver of the vehicle managed to avoid the robbers, but later stopped and got out to wait for the robbers, but they fled instead. No arrests have been made yet. ‘