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Old-Timer Who Shot Internet Cafe Perps Will Not be Charged

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In the wake of the tragic Colorado shooting from early this morning, I’ve been looking for some good information to report on. We now have a follow-up to the 71 year-old Florida man who abruptly halted the plan of two men trying to rob an internet cafe in Ocala. The incident occurred on July 13. Samuel Williams, the concealed handgun license-carrying good samaritan, sprung into action and plugged the perps with a couple rounds, forcing them out the door immediately. We have now learned Mr. Williams will not be charged.

The 71-year-old Florida man who fired his gun at two men trying to rob a crowded Internet café will not face criminal charges, an assistant state attorney general told

Great news, and great to see the American Justice system get it right. So, why did Williams feel the need to risk his life to stop the robbery?

Williams said in a post-incident interview, that he and his wife were at the cafe to play “sweepstakes,” Gladson’s memo said. He heard the commotion and, when given an opportunity, fired his weapon to protect his wife and other patrons, the memo stated.

Now, I don’t know what sweepstakes is, but anyone with grandparents knows that when they’re engaged in whichever hobby gets them going, albeit puzzles, TV game shows, or just napping, you let them ride it out and do their thing. They are simply not to be interrupted. When these perps are let back into society, I’m betting they do it with a newfound respect for old-timers and their valued time left.

Here’s the video of the attempted internet cafe robbery:

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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