Florida Man Shoots Robber Who Pointed an AK-47 At Him

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We hear much about the continuing exploits of Florida Man. He’s become the object of a lot of well-deserved ridicule around the Intertubes. FM’s been known to relieve himself in inappropriate places, challenge cops to drag races, stash drugs in unusual locations and can be easily bribed with pizza.

But not every Florida Man is deserving of ridicule (just ask Luis Valdes or Travis Pike). One such upstanding individual is Donovan Stewart of Miami. He was in his car early Monday in Liberty City, Florida when an armed individual apparently tried to carjack him.

According to CBS Miami Steward said . . .

“Well, he opened the door like this and pointed his AK-47 and I reached around like this and got my gun. That is how I did this to him,” he said.

“So I thought you are you going to kill me so now I have to act quickly because I am trained,” he said. “You know I have a security license, I have a G license and I have a state firearms license and a concealed weapons permit and I have a gun and I am a member of the NRA.”

“I am going to defend my life and those I love,” he said. “My family is innocent and just don’t put an AK-47 in my face. I will not allow that to happen. This guy also hijacked a woman in a van and was found with her car key. He robbed another woman at gunpoint.”

And defend himself, he did. Steward shot the would-be carjacker and killed him.

“The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” said Donovan Stewart. …

“I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.”

The armed man had reportedly carjacked a woman the same way before choosing Mr. Stewart as his next victim.

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After Stewart’s quick self defense action, the criminal career of the un-named man with the AK comes to an end.

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  1. avatar Matthew says:

    Very nice use of the old Templar.

    1. avatar Rad Man says:

      “Our situation has not improved.”
      – Henry Jones, Sr.

  2. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Why did the Jamaican have to shoot so many bullets? Couldn’t he have just shot the gun out of the carjacker’s hand? Couldn’t the Jamaican have just wounded the carjacker in the arm, or leg? I would stop after being shot just one time, any reasonable person would. It is just common sense, settled science that shooting to kill is just plain mean.

    1. avatar Shwiggie says:

      Jamaican me crazy, mon.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “Jamaican me crazy, mon.”

        Still “mean”, mon.

    2. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

      He should have had insurance instead of a Glock!

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “He should have had insurance instead of a Glock!”

        Thas whut ahm talkin’ ’bout. Insurance is not a mean thing to do.

        1. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          We need to get rid of these weapons of war by making them illegal so the criminals will stop killing us with them!!! ARE YOU WITH ME??? All that poor man needed was a friend (and some transportation). Not a full ‘clip’ of bullets from a Glock dispensed into his vitals!

        2. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “We need to get rid of these weapons of war by making them illegal so the criminals will stop killing us with them!!! ”

          Good idea. You could start a whole political movement with that. Say, “Mons Demandin’ some action, mon”?

        3. avatar Garrison Hall says:

          Everybody knows Jamaicans are mean people. Besides the AK guy just wanted his van and probably wouldn’t even have shot him if he’d just given it to him. Cars, vans, and trucks are just stuff and can always be replaced. If you give it a little thought the AK guy was a “have not” person—his act may have been violent but it can also be see as a dramatic protest against an unfair system that institutionalizes inequality. The AK guy just wanted something he didn’t have. //sarc//sarc//sarc//

        4. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “The AK guy just wanted something he didn’t have”

          Don’t we all? Don’t we all?

          (BTW, three sarcs may not be enough)

        5. avatar Hannibal and the Elephants says:

          “Insurance is not a mean thing to do”
          Except carjacking career criminal’s carjacking career seemed to be in some kind of boom, so insurance companies hike up the rates in his neighborhood leaving many unable to afford insurance or the companies start cancelling policies. That is exactly what happened with liability insurance until a few insureds banded together and started fighting back. Insurance is not a victimless crime; every time the company pays out the insureds pay the price with interest.

        6. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Insurance is not a victimless crime; every time the company pays out the insureds pay the price with interest.”

          True, but mostly the insurance companies aren’t mean about it.

      2. avatar James Campbell says:

        Or insurance AND a Glock.

        1. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Or insurance AND a Glock.”

          Here we go…back to being mean spirited.

        2. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          OK Sam.. Start warming up the vocal cords. I’ll grab the guitar and will run through a couple choruses of Kumbaya!

        3. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “OK Sam.. Start warming up the vocal cords. I’ll grab the guitar and will run through a couple choruses of Kumbaya!”

          No, mon, We jus’ doan worry, an’ be happy.

        4. avatar Arizona Free says:

          How much deductable should I get? My gun is older so I don’t want to throw money away on an older model pistol. I’ll check with the lizard on TV or the mayhem guy for the right coverage.

        5. avatar James Campbell says:

          ” “Or insurance AND a Glock.”

          Here we go…back to being mean spirited.”

          I have Life insurance, Firearm Legal Protection insurance and a Walther PPQ 45acp that is EDCed.

          Increasing my odds of staying alive (for my family) and having legal counsel insurance so I not bankrupted, hardly makes me “mean spirited”

          I thank God that I live in a country that allows me the RIGHT to protect myself and loved ones with a FIREARM, but I pray to that SAME God I NEVER have to use it.

        6. avatar Hush says:

          I didn’t know Glocks had a “clip”!!

        7. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “I didn’t know Glocks had a “clip”!!”

          They don’t. They have a clipazine, without a thingy that goes up in the back.

        8. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          How many bullets does a Glock clipazine hold, anyhow?

        9. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “How many bullets does a Glock clipazine hold, anyhow?”

          Read somewhere that with a clipazine, you can shoot a thousand rounds a minute. But that was from an anti-gun source, so reality is probably only 750 rounds per minute. Either way, a clipazine holds a bunch of ammo.

        10. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          I didn’t know Glocks had a “clip”!!

          Well, I guess you do really learn sump’in new everyday, huh!

        11. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          “…reality is probably only 750 rounds per minute.”

          Well by-golly, I learnt sumptin today! Thanks, Sam!

        12. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Well by-golly, I learnt sumptin today! Thanks, Sam!”

          Happy to be here. Grateful for the opportunity. Proud to serve.

        13. avatar Toni Smith says:

          i view insurance only as a necessary evil until you can save enough to replace what you have. After that it is dead money. Invest your money wisely so you always have a slush fund is a better option especially when it comes to material possessions (which i wish i had). As for glock being a harsh option Sam I Am, well….. perp already chose that option with AK pointed in victims face. To late for softer options.

        14. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “As for glock being a harsh option Sam I Am, well….. perp already chose that option with AK pointed in victims face. ”

          Ya’ll are just mean, mean, mean.

          Santa knows who’s naughty and nice. Hope he leaves a lump of coal in all your stockings hung by the chimney with care.

        15. avatar Toni Smith says:

          piece of coal would be welcome me thinks. help keep the place warm and cosy 🙂 much better gift than trinkets that have no practical use and only look pretty

        16. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “piece of coal would be welcome me thinks.”

          Great. We have only twelve eleven years left to save the planet, and you want coal so you can make black smoke to belch into the oxygen that lets the planet live. Not only are you mean, you are really mean.

        17. avatar Toni Smith says:

          well maybe i could use the piece of hot coal to keep blacksmiths forge going and keep a piece of iron red hot waiting for mr AK man and he can get that in the ribs instead 🙂 now that will warm his insides 🙂

        18. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “well maybe i could use the piece of hot coal to keep blacksmiths forge going”

          Absolutely not. You must find an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source to generate sufficient heat to treat iron. Don’t you know there was a limited supply of dinosaurs? We are running out of the oil squeezed from their bodies after they died. There are only so many fossils, and we can’t keep up the supply of fossil fuels after all the fossils are exploited.

          It’s a two-fold problem: limited fossils; deadly pollution. We will destroy the planet before all the fossils are gone. Not only do we have only eleven years to save the planet, there will soon be open warfare over the diminishing supply of fossils. Some fossil-rich nations will extort the fossil-poor nations, upsetting the proper balance of wealth and power; throttling the new world order established by Sen. McCain.

          The horror, the horror.

    3. avatar Steve Eisenberg says:

      That’s right. Why didn’t he just fire a warning shot?

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “Why didn’t he just fire a warning shot?”

        Good catch. I should have thought about that.

        1. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          “why didn’t he fire a warning shot”

          He did…. A whole magazines worth!

        2. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “He did…. A whole magazines worth!”

          Indeed, but that was quite rude.

      2. avatar enuf says:

        He did fire a warning shot. Directly at center of mass. Followed by him firing off a bunch of exclamation points at center mass so the bad guy would take him seriously.

        So if it was a Glock 17 there was the one warning shot and at least 16 exclamation points. Looks something like this:

        BANG ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

        Of course, there are other models and configurations.

        Or, use an actual American gun from a company that is not anti-American like Glock. Such as this one:

        BANG ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    4. avatar James Campbell says:

      Ok, let’s address you post one line at a time……..

      “Why did the Jamaican have to shoot so many bullets?”
      In some defensive shootings, the adrenaline rush causes the person whose life is threatened to “shoot until empty”. This is common, even in trained professionals and military personnel.

      “Couldn’t he have just shot the gun out of the carjacker’s hand? Couldn’t the Jamaican have just wounded the carjacker in the arm, or leg?”
      When a criminal has a firearm pointed at you, YOU ARE BEHIND the incident curve. Accurate shot placement takes time, which you DO NOT HAVE, the ONLY chance of survival is shooting “center mass” until threat is NEUTRALIZED (or empty if adrenaline has kicked in and taken over).

      “I would stop after being shot just one time, any reasonable person would.”
      There is NO guarantee what state of mind the criminal is in. Too bad criminals don’t tell their intended victims at what point they will end the deadly threat.
      FYI, most criminals are NOT “reasonable people”.

      “It is just common sense, settled science that shooting to kill is just plain mean.”
      It’s also settled science that carjacking and pointing an AK-47 at a person is also “just plain mean”, and it can get you killed.
      Lesson 1 here? Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
      Lesson 2? Don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “Ok, let’s address you post one line at a time……..”

        Maybe another read-through of the comment?

        1. avatar Garrison Hall says:

          “Maybe another read-through of the comment?”

          Oh, dear me . . . (Sound of head banging on keyboard.)

        2. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Oh, dear me . . . (Sound of head banging on keyboard.)”

          Seems to be sorta new here. May need a little time to adjust.

      2. avatar Guesty McGuesterson says:

        And class, that’s what James Campbell thinks about all this.

        1. avatar James Campbell says:

          Sorry, not sorry Geusty. Call it “class” or whatever else you like, TTAG will NOT become a “cakewalk” for the anti-gun trolls and their rhetoric.

      3. avatar Reason says:

        Why did he have to shoot so many times?

        Because his finger moved faster than the bad guy would fall or drop his gun. Followed training. Keep shooting until there is no longer a threat.

        1. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Keep shooting until there is no longer a threat.”

          You are just so mean. And on Thanksgiving Day….

        2. avatar S says:

          He undoubtedly must say good-bye to some of his hearing in such an enclosed space.

        3. avatar reason says:

          His ears are probably still ringing.

    5. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      ” He was such a good boy”.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        ” He was such a good boy”.

        Just needed reliable transportation for attending advanced placement classes at the University of What’s Happening Now.

        1. avatar Toni Smith says:

          yep well he got his transport…. to the next life

      2. avatar Rad Man says:

        Just about to release his first rap album.

    6. avatar Truckman says:

      A matter of being scared you pull until it quits going bang just reflex

    7. avatar an says:

      If you aim for moving arms & legs, good chance you’ll miss & then you’re dead.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “If you aim for moving arms & legs, good chance you’ll miss & then you’re dead.”

        Thought this one had run out, because the gag got stale.

    8. avatar Shoot me once, shame on you. Unload a full mag in my chest, shame on me. says:

      He tried to do everything you suggested. He even first tried to fire a warning shot. He really, really did, I swear!
      Unfortunately for his forthcoming sleepless nights from the guilt of accidentally mortally wounding this poor soul who only wanted to send his kids to a better school, his pistol jammed on full auto, and the rest is history.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “… his pistol jammed on full auto, and the rest is history.”

        Slight mistake there: the term is “full semi-automatic”. We need to be circumspect about these things.

    9. avatar John says:

      His life in danger. You make sure that criminal will never do it again..

  3. avatar MLee says:

    “So I emptied my Glock in his chest” That would be enough. Having an AK stuck in your face is certainly a reason to do that.

  4. avatar NORDNEG says:

    No Redemption song here, but what’cha gonna do when they come for you, bad boy, bad boy…🎼🎼🎼

  5. avatar Fit2Btyed says:

    Bob Marley would have been proud of the shooter. Fill him up (with bullets) little darling…………………..

  6. avatar George from Alaska says:

    Gee, what a shame about the AK guy. Think I’m going to listen to Bob Marley today and remember the heroic Jamacian mon on giving Thanks day.

  7. avatar arc says:

    This is why you wear body armor when involved in criminal enterprise.

    1. All body armor can be defeated–it may just be a matter of what is shooting at it or how many times you’re hit. And don’t think you can simply get up after getting shot while in body armor…chances are you’re going to be in a world of pain with possible broken ribs and internal bleeding.

      1. avatar eagle10 says:

        Yea – poke him in both eyes with a couple of 124 grainers from the Glock. No body armor there 🙂

  8. Ooooppppssss! Wrong vehicle.

    1. avatar James Campbell says:

      No, he had the right vehicle.
      The keys from the previous carjacking being in his pocket proves his intent.
      This was his 2nd AK jacking of the night at a minimum. I wonder what other crimes he committed that evening/morning.
      Walking around Maimi with an AK had him feeling like a badass, until he went and pointed it the the wrong person.

      1. Yup, which had been the intended meaning behind my comment.

    2. avatar Neil says:

      How many violent felonies had the criminal commited. Future: zero

      This is why every law abiding citizen needs to be allowed a ccw or constitutional carry. It thins out the bad ones, fast.

      1. Just as those that had established our Constitution intended.

  9. avatar 007 says:

    He violated the first fundamental rule after DGU: STFU

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      I agree. There’s a lot of stuff there to make hay of if someone wants to- like the family of the carjacker or an overzealous prosecutor.

      Don’t give an interview to the press and talk about how you “emptied” your glock into someone!!!

      1. avatar Mike V says:

        They’ll likely leave the Jamaican dude alone. Now if he had been a flabby privileged paleface…

  10. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    This isn’t politically correct but, Yippee Kai Yay!

  11. avatar The Rookie says:

    Clearly, this is Fake News. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell already, ah, “proved” to us that you can’t stop someone with a rifle using a handgun because pistol bullets are too slow, and stuff.

    (er, do I really need a sarcasm tag here?)

    1. avatar Sam I Am says:

      “(er, do I really need a sarcasm tag here?)”

      Have been informed some here might need it.

      But where’s the fun in that?

      1. avatar Hush says:

        Sam, are you referencing your post at the onset of the comments relative to sarcasm?

        1. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Sam, are you referencing your post at the onset of the comments relative to sarcasm?”

          The whole string is ridicule and joshing. A few others joined in. There are always obvious clues in the text, which eliminate the need for explanatory symbols.

        2. avatar James Campbell says:

          “The whole string is ridicule and joshing. A few others joined in. There are always obvious clues in the text, which eliminate the need for explanatory symbols.”

          This “clues in the text” garbage does the pro gun community a disservice when it is done on an open forum.
          Those unfamiliar with TTAG can drop in and see a “Pro 2nd A” website with members discussing how they feel firearms are “cruel”, and victims are required to shoot guns out of criminals hands, and assorted other BS.
          We have a difficult enough time keeping our limited 2nd A right without giving the “gun grabbers” fodder to be used against us.
          If you are being sarc, identify it CLEARLY!
          Be part of the solution, or part of the problem posters.

        3. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “This “clues in the text” garbage does the pro gun community a disservice when it is done on an open forum.”

          It seems you haven’t been here too long. The anti-gun mafia will do, or not do, whatever pleases them regardless of what we do, or don’t do, on an “open forum. The need no “evidence” to justify accusations against gun owners.

          You can take every jot and stroke seriously as you like, or you can read for understanding, and enjoy some of the playful levity and mischief that sometimes shows up here; your choice. Either way, it is good to have you here at TTAG.

      2. avatar James Campbell says:

        Understood.
        The story and the first 10 or so posts could be used by Moms Demand Action or Everytown for Gun Safety as a recruting doc FCS. The story and 10 comments (with the readily available demographics of TTAG posters, yeah those EASILY available for advertisers) could be dropped on a state reps desk to show a softening position on gun ownership, BY gun owners.
        Ever wonder why the anti-2nd A websites and article replies aren’t full of hidden sarc? Because they understand it undermines their ultimate goal.
        Hidden sarc is a cancer that can be used against gun owners.

        1. avatar Ralph Humphrey says:

          “Hidden sarc is a cancer that can be used against gun owners”

          Hey Einstein… If it makes you feel better, safer, whatever… I’ll go on record that my comments were sarcastic… Now.. Do you feel better that I’m on public record and have come clean?
          Happy Thanksgiving..

        2. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Ever wonder why the anti-2nd A websites and article replies aren’t full of hidden sarc?”

          Because gun-grabbers, leftists, and liberals have no sense of humor?

        3. avatar James Campbell says:

          It had nothing to do with “feelings” just facts matter.
          Happy Thanksgiving.

        4. avatar James Campbell says:

          “Because gun-grabbers, leftists, and liberals have no sense of humor?”

          Having had numerous discussions with anti 2nd A people, I can tell you that is not the case.
          The left understands that humor and sarc can undermine their cause.
          This is not rocket science people.

        5. avatar James Campbell says:

          Full disclosure. Several people in the group I go to Ranger Baseball games with have been bombarded with so much leftist BS, they’ve fallen for the hype.
          These are intelligent and funny people, just ill informed and a product of the lefts “higher education” system.
          It’s taken some time, talks, and a few range session, but several have come around and actually purchased their first firearms.

  12. avatar Buff cousin Elroy says:

    The video of him talking is great “I am from Kingston-town, im not gonna go out like a punk…”

    Well OG, you def aint no punk.

  13. avatar Jim from LI says:

    And thanks to the MPD, he currently has no gun, no van (crime scene investigation), and consequently, no home.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Wow. I didn’t think of that.
      That blows.

  14. avatar MB says:

    Someone points a gun at you, it’s a deadly threat. He responded according. He’s alive because he took it seriously.

  15. avatar Unrepentant Libertarian says:

    “This is why every law abiding citizen needs to be allowed a ccw or constitutional carry. It thins out the bad ones, fast.”
    That is why ant-gunners want us disarmed. Satan’s minions would be decreasing at alarming rates if everyone were carrying. Have to protect those poor misguided thugs.

  16. avatar Von says:

    Moms Demand demand that Mr. Steward should have quickly started an extreme risk swatting to take the unnamed robber’s scary gun away.
    Wait a minute… victim strangers can’t initiate red flag orders…silly Mr. Steward.

  17. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    The Feels Good Story of the Day and on Thanksgiving, that’s cool.

  18. avatar B says:

    It’s Thanksgiving, mon. Crazy mon greet the nice mon with AK, and nice mon give crazy mon as much as he could…a warm ventilation with no hesitation coz bullet limitation is bad for situation! Ya mon!

    1. avatar Sam I Am says:

      “It’s Thanksgiving, mon. Crazy mon greet the nice mon with AK, and nice mon give crazy mon as much as he could…a warm ventilation with no hesitation coz bullet limitation is bad for situation! Ya mon!”

      I dig it, dude. Gnarly.

      1. avatar B says:

        Gobble gobble, mon!

        1. avatar Sam I Am says:

          “Gobble gobble, mon!”

          Not gonna touch that with a ten-foot Pole. Or a four-foot Hungarian.

  19. avatar George in NC says:

    James Campbell- lighten up Francis!

    1. avatar James Campbell says:

      No thanks George.
      Call the radio station if you have requests.

  20. avatar NORDNEG says:

    K O…, Bob Marley please…

  21. avatar Central Virginian says:

    The gentleman who defended himself should exercise his right to remain silent. An overzealous district attorney will enjoy putting all those comments on poster board for the trial.

  22. avatar Unlicensed Bozo says:

    Thank you. As a man who lives in Florida, I hate the term florida man.

  23. avatar Sam Hill says:

    As one of my former bosses would have said he dun gud.

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