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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Three Spring Breakers from the Hoosier State have quite a story to tell after they turned the tables on a man who tried to rob them at gunpoint.
It happened early Sunday morning after a night of partying on Miami Beach.
The four men, brothers and cousins in their 20s, stopped around 3:30 a.m. to fill up at Mobil gas station on Oakland Park Boulevard. Three of the men were visiting from Indiana, the fourth lives here.
As they were pumping gas a man, with a covering over his face and handgun, got out of the passenger side of another car at the pumps and ran up to them.
“It didn’t seem real, it seemed like it was out of a movie,” said Alec Tanoos. “He just walked up and had the gun on me.”
“And he said give me everything you got,” said Alec’s 27-year-old brother Jacob.
Jacob, the tallest and oldest of the group, said he didn’t think but did the unthinkable when he grabbed the gun that was pointed at his little brother.
“I tried to move it, like tried to move it kinda up just away from my head, his head, anybody really, just in case he does pull the trigger,” he said. “I was just waiting to hear a gunshot go off.”
Another in the group, Alex Wisbey, then grabbed the gunman from behind and he and Jacob wrestled him to the ground. Jacob then began to repeatedly punch the gunman as the whole family joined in.
At this time the driver who was with the gunman got out the car and joined the fight.
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“We’re trying to wrestle around for the gun, I get in, I finally get my hand on the gun and I jerk it away, at this time the guy had come up,” said Alex’ brother Aric Wisbey.
Arick then pointed the gun at the two attackers.
“Once I raise the gun they both took off back to their car and we were just screaming,” said Aric. “He did raise his hands and he was telling me like calm down, give me the gun, and we’ll just leave.”
Both the gunman and his friend got in their car and drove off.
The brothers were able to provide the tag of the car to Broward sheriff’s deputies.
Jacob said his family had a funny response to what happened.
“They all think I’m crazy,” he said.
Alex said it all happened so quick, he thinks instinct took over.
“I knew that there was a possibility that I could be shot and killed, I knew that, that’s my family, you know we die for each other,” he said.
The driver, Kevin Campbell, was arrested later that day.
Sheriff’s investigators are still looking for the gunman.