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Two men with AK-47 guns tried to carjac a man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette in a parking lot in Lakeland, Florida

The retired Florida police officer flashes his old insignia to scare off two AK-47-wielding thieves trying to steal his Chevy Corvette

  • Two men with AK-47 guns tried to carjac a man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette in a parking lot in Lakeland, Florida
  • The sports car driver pulled into the field outside of Ben & Paint Supply when suddenly two masked men ran to his window, waving the guns
  • The Corvette driver, however, remained calm and did not get out of the car
  • A retired police officer, the unnamed driver, then flashed his police badge to the thieves to ask them to run away and drive away from the scene at high speed
  • No one was injured in the trial, but Lakeland PD officers say they are still on the hunt for the two suspects and have asked the public for help
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Two men with AK-47 assault rifles attempted to drive a man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette in the parking lot of a Florida paint shop on Tuesday, but their efforts were thwarted when the driver turned out to be the retired agent.

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The sports car driver pulled into the field outside of Ben & Paint's Lakeland, Florida, when suddenly two masked men ran to his window, waving the guns and yelling at him to get out of the car.

& # 39; We literally saw everything step by step and it was frightening & # 39 ;, a store employee told Sally Crisp Fox 13.

& # 39; They yelled at him and tried to open the door and they even took the gun and hit the glass and everything, trying to get the gentleman out of his car. & # 39;

Two men with AK-47 guns tried to carjac a man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette in a parking lot in Lakeland, Florida

Two men with AK-47 guns tried to carjac a man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette in a parking lot in Lakeland, Florida

A security camera in the store shows that the men were standing at the driver's door
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A security camera in the store shows that the men were standing at the driver's door

A security camera in the store shows that the men were standing at the driver's door

The driver of the Corvette, however, remained calm and did not get out of the vehicle.

The ex-agent, who has no name, carefully chooses his moment and then flashes his old police badge at the potential thieves, causing them to run away quickly.

& # 39; He had his wallet in his lap because he was getting ready to come in and pay, and he opened it and he flashed his badge and they left, & # 39; said Crisp.

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After a little more than 10 seconds, the trial was over and the thieves were gone.

Crisp said the reality of the situation only really began when the police were on site to make statements.

& # 39; It struck me and my colleague and we both just started crying, like & # 39; whoa, that really done & # 39;, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; This could have been the worst day ever, but we were very lucky that it turned out the way it was. So I hope they catch them. & # 39;

The sports car driver pulled into the field outside Ben & Paint's Lakeland, Florida, when suddenly two masked men ran to his window, waving the guns and yelling at him to get out of the car

The sports car driver pulled into the field outside Ben & Paint's Lakeland, Florida, when suddenly two masked men ran to his window, waving the guns and yelling at him to get out of the car

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The sports car driver pulled into the field outside Ben & Paint's Lakeland, Florida, when suddenly two masked men ran to his window, waving the guns and yelling at him to get out of the car

A panicked shop assistant, Sally Crisp, runs to the door to spot the men

A panicked shop assistant, Sally Crisp, runs to the door to spot the men

A panicked shop assistant, Sally Crisp, runs to the door to spot the men

& # 39; It struck me and my colleague and we both just started crying, like & # 39; whoa, that really done, & # 39; & # 39; Sally Crisp said

& # 39; It struck me and my colleague and we both just started crying, like & # 39; whoa, that really done, & # 39; & # 39; Sally Crisp said

& # 39; It struck me and my colleague and we both just started crying, like & # 39; whoa, that really done, & # 39; & # 39; Sally Crisp said

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The short but frightening incident was recorded on two CCTV cameras, both inside and outside the store, the image of which has since been transferred to the police.

No one was injured during the trial, but Lakeland PD agents claim they are still looking for the two suspects and calling on social media for help.

It was said that the men in a & # 39; black or dark charcoal gray GMC acadia & # 39; had fled.

The vehicle has since been found but the perpetrators have not.

The two men were described by the department as & # 39; two black men of about 5 & # 39; 7 & # 39; & # 39 ;, 150 lbs., In all black clothing with handkerchiefs covering their nose / mouth. & # 39;

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Ted Sealey at 863,834,5991 or to remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida at 1-800-226 TIPS (8477).

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