Self-Defense Tip: Speed Surprise and Violence of Action

“Eric Wasson disarms an armed man trying to enter Johnny Baby’s bar on University Avenue in St. Paul,” the YouTube caption reveals. What else can I say? This is how you do it. [h/t TV]


  1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    I think the bouncer might have played out that scenario in head once or twice.

    1. Might not have been the first time he had to do that either.

      1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

        True enough. It was great recognition and reaction on the bouncers part either way.

  2. avatar AaronW says:

    I think the lesson was also “be frigging huge” The bouncer sure reacted quickly, but damn if his size wasn’t a heck of an advantage…

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Didn’t I see that big dude on “Hard Core Pawn”

  3. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    all the gunman needed in his other hand was a bag of skittles……too soon?

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      Erm… that made no sense, brah.

  4. avatar I_Like_Pie says:

    Like a boss!!!!

    once his nerves calm down…he will be the head of the class for a while

  5. avatar Daniel S. says:

    found this after looking at the link.DGU playlist. interesting stuff

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Brave little girl. Now that she knows something about guns, she ought to trade the pink thing in on something with a bigger capacity than one!

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      Send this link to that prick in Chicago who doesn’t think that guns are used in self-defense.

  6. avatar Coe says:

    Walks in like a [email protected]$$,
    retreats like a pansy.

    Don’t these thugs realize a gun is a ranged weapon and you should keep your target away from said weapon?
    I can’t see from the video but is the bouncer pointing the gunman’s own gun at him at the end?

    1. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

      Shhhhh… don’t give away the secrets of the gun. They expect everyone will just soil themselves and do whatever they say. Of course, that might not be far from the truth if the anti’s complete their indoctrination program….

  7. avatar VF77 says:

    If i’m his boss, dude gets an immediate raise and a permanent position with my company for as long I’m in business.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      And buy him some big boy pants with belt. Perhaps from 5.11

  8. avatar Maineuh says:

    Gunman’s last words were most definitely “what th…” That dude hit him like a bus.

  9. avatar JeffR says:

    I love the guy with the orange-brimmed hat standing around like nothing happened. I am next up at the pool table, right? My quarter is down.

    1. avatar 2Alpha says:

      Yeah and that little head nod he does at the end.

  10. avatar percynjpn says:


  11. avatar S.CROCK says:

    i don’t know why it was on their, but i originally saw this video on ifunny.

    1. avatar ropingdown says:

      Well, it was funny: In the first seconds of the video a heavy chick who first saw the guy with the gun comes running in to hide, and yet her shirt says “SECURITY.” She needs a new shirt.

      It was also funny, of course, to see SuperFly coming in with his gun, just to get thrown around like a rag doll.

  12. avatar Robb says:

    Notice the lady wearing the security shirt was leading the way out?

    1. avatar tdubb says:

      I noticed that too. She’s only concerned with her security not yours.

  13. avatar PeterK says:

    Da. Amn. That was crazy. Quick thinking. Hope that cheap thug took more than a little hurt away from that.

  14. avatar jwm says:

    Large, aggressive man in a confined space. Ass whoopings will occur. Good job.

    1. avatar PeterK says:

      Seriously. That elbow to the face did not look comfy. Awesome.

  15. avatar pc_load_letter says:

    Looks like someone has been practicing their krav maga!

  16. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    Big guy can move!

    Buy this man a beer. Better yet, buy this man a bar.

  17. avatar Ontheotherhand says:

    Yeah, uh, I didnt watch the video….
    Anyways, this is a neat story

  18. avatar The Original Brad says:

    This is also a lesson on how to fail at robbery.

    1) Approach like a thug with a hoodie up over your head.
    2) Keep your gun hand in your pocket like you’re concealing something.
    3) only remove your hand at the last possible second and after you’ve been clearly observed doing steps one and two.
    4) Make sure you are close enough to your target that you have zero time to draw and present before being completely owned by your intended victim.
    5) Work alone and attack a business that is sure to have back up.


  19. avatar soccerdad1150 says:

    Looks like thug got at least one shot off? Look how everyone ducks real quick right after big man attacks. Well done Mr. Bouncer and the ‘security’ lady needs to give her shirt back.

    1. avatar NWGlocker says:

      Two according to this article:

      Mr. Wasson was given an award for valor. Excellent.

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