NEW ORLEANS —A teen boy was arrested in connection with Saturday’s attempted armed robbery in Marigny in which the victim turned the tables on his attacker.
New Orleans police said the 16-year-old boy surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon. Police said the teen will be charged in three different armed robberies that happened in the Marigny neighborhood.
On Saturday, a man was seen in surveillance video attempting to rob a man at 5:05 a.m. by pointing a shotgun in his face. In the video, the victim snatches the shotgun from the man’s hands, and he proceeded to chase him.
The robber apparently got away, but did return with another person in a black four-door sedan, according to the NOPD.
“Give me my gun back and I’ll give you your phone that you dropped,” the driver of the sedan told the victim, according to a news release from NOPD.
The victim used the shotgun to strike the rear windshield of the vehicle, breaking it, the release said.
1. What would you do?
2. What do you think would have happened to the victim had he shot the robber while running away?