- Three Vietnamese gambling men fight off two armed robbers who tried to cheat them and interrupted their card game
- The robbery took place at a home on Alaska Avenue in Tacoma, Washington
- One of the robbers shouts, “Freeze,” while the gamblers seem surprised and reply, “Don’t shoot!” Do not shoot!’ as one of the men says: ‘what the f**k man?’
This is the wild moment three Vietnamese gambling men battle two armed robbers who interrupted their card game during a robbery attempt.
The incident took place at a home on Alaska Street in Tacoma, Washington.
Surveillance video shows two men dressed in hoodies enter the garage and one of the men points his gun at the trio sitting behind a gaming table full of chips, cards and a board.
One of the robbers shouts, “Freeze,” while the men appear surprised and reply, “Don’t shoot!” Do not shoot!’
As one of the men raises his hands halfway into the air, one of the gamblers responds, “what kind of man?”
This is the wild moment three Vietnamese men gambling in Tacoma Washington overpowered two armed robbers who tried to light them and interrupted their game
The criminals demand that the men hand over their phones, their keys and their money. As one of the gamblers began to empty his pockets, one of the armed robbers waves his gun in the air and hits one of the men in the head.
The criminals demand that the men hand over their phones, their keys and their money. As one of the men begins to empty his jacket pockets, one of the armed robbers is seen waving his gun in the air and hitting one of the gamblers on the head.
While the robbers shout: ‘Hurry!’ ‘Move’ and order the men to ‘lie down’, a violent brawl breaks out.
One of the men said one of his fellow gamblers was his uncle and claimed there were two other men involved who were outside in the getaway car.
“There were three to four robbers involved in this crime. In the video you only see two inside, while the others were waiting outside in a car. Due to the camera angle, they are not visible on the street,” they wrote.
“What happened next is that after my uncles confronted the two robbers inside, one of them in the car deliberately hit one of my uncle’s cars in front of the garage to create chaos. Then they all jumped on the car and fled.
“Two of them have already been arrested,” they said.
While the robbers shout: ‘Hurry!’ They then order the men to ‘lie down’ before a fight breaks out
It is unclear who the perpetrators are and whether the police have made an arrest.
The video was posted to Instagram and received more than 26,000 likes.
Many people who saw the video praised the gamblers who fought back to defend themselves, while others were simply amused.
“PowerPHO… Award-winning… Part 3 PLEASE,” someone wrote.
“That one uncle who attacked first was losing,” said another, who added, “The guy would rather risk dying than return home and tell his wife he’s lost everything.”
Another added: “The only thing that could have made this moment better is @thaivg454’s Vietnamese Gang playing in the background.”
Someone else wrote: ‘I hate that they got into a situation like this. But the response time started super fast.”
Before the robbery, it appeared the men were enjoying pizza and liquor.
One person joked: ‘I think the Henny gave these Viet brothers extra strength and courage that night