If you live near Jacksonville, Florida, go get some BBQ from the Smoke in the City food truck. Here is video showing one of the owners, Jovette Williams, holding a burglar at gunpoint until police arrived:
The full story goes like this: the burglar, Isaac Palmer, had ripped off the Williams’ food truck twice. They estimate their losses were nearly $3,000, and then teamed up to catch Palmer in the act.
Watching the truck early Thursday morning, they saw that the lights, which they usually left on to illuminate the outside of the truck, had been turned off. When they approached, they found a man standing up against the door.
“My husband yells out, ‘Freeze. Get on the ground,'” Mrs. Williams said to reporters, “and I’m holding the gun and he stretches on out on the ground.”
Mrs. Williams had never pulled a gun on anyone before this incident.
“At the time, I was actually angry,” she said. “I was ready for it to be over with, ready for him to stop robbing me so I can fix my trailer and move on with my life.”
Police were impressed with the pair’s teamwork and performance, saying, “Good job! Do you want a job? Y’all did perfect.'”
The couple declined that offer in favor of doing what they love most: feeding people.
“We’re the type of people who, all you have to do is ask,” Mrs. Williams says in the video (at the bottom of this article). “We would’ve fed him every day. I mean, I would’ve asked you to do something – you know, wash the dishes, pick up trash – but we would’ve had no problem feeding him… I guess that’s really what angered me, is that you took advantage of us as a small business and being in this community, and that’s what really hurts me.”
Palmer’s selection of such kindhearted people as his victims may be the only reason he had the luxury of smiling in his mugshot “like the Cheshire cat,” as Mrs. Williams put it:
Here’s the news video with the full interview: