The fearless security guard who fought off armed robbers as the van he was driving was sprayed with bullets has spoken out...
Explaining that he just "did what was expected" of him.
The shocking footage went viral over weekend after being shared online.
The internet has been left horrified over the incident.
@Siphungule @Abramjee The family must constantly be stressed by his job, one day he just wont come back 😭😭💔💔💔— 🍹 (@🍹)1619843278.0
But very impressed by how the driver handled it.
@Abramjee When it comes to calmness, I respect 2 professions. Pilot and CIT personnel. You would swear our brother… https://t.co/ZpfbDUDptg— Plata O Plomo (@Plata O Plomo)1619817379.0
@Abramjee I'm super proud of the driver.... They both seem to be expecting the worst but did what they could while… https://t.co/EUMTT56e14— BonginkosiWabantu (@BonginkosiWabantu)1619848860.0
@Abramjee Both guys look relaxed to me....looks like they were well trained 🤷🏾♀️— Zou🇿🇦 (@Zou🇿🇦)1619813980.0
@Abramjee I take make hat off to both these guys!!! Not the safest or easiest job to do! Hope it turned out well for them!— Jolandi van Zyl (@Jolandi van Zyl)1619808836.0
@Abramjee These guys are very well trained. Just look at the passengers trigger awareness. It’s the difference betw… https://t.co/rF1Pq9JBzx— Donovan Turvey (@Donovan Turvey)1619853550.0
@Abramjee The guy with glasses ,is greeeeeaaat....— Sgatsotso (@Sgatsotso)1619806604.0
@Abramjee The bravery and composure of the driver is unmatched. Big ups https://t.co/6UCQ8PDOih— Siphokazi M - original 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@Siphokazi M - original 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦)1619809458.0
The shocking incident that was captured on dashcam footage occurred in South Africa.
Ex-police snipper, Leo Prinsloo, and his colleague came under attack while escorting high-value cargo.
In the footage, Prinsloo, who was driving, and his colleague can be seen traveling in an unmarked armored Toyota Land Cruiser.
The 2 cars of attempted armed-robbers first ram into the side of the truck, while Prinsloo tries to drive away.
The armed robbers then open fire at the vehicle shattering the driver's side window.
Prinsloo remains calm, while trying to drive away from the situation as his colleague prepares his gun.
Eventually, the pair get out of the dangerous situation.
With both passengers seemingly unharmed.
As per the Daily Mail, a friend of Prinsloo's said: "Leo got fed up with the one-way traffic of bullets and hit the brakes and told his colleague to hand him an automatic rifle, released his seat belt and got out."
"He had enough of being a sitting duck and decided to take the fight to the armed robbers and was not going to go down without a fight. He is an expert shot and wanted to give a little bit back."
"When they saw Leo get out with his automatic rifle in a bulletproof vest and kneeling down to take aim they decided they had had enough and gave it up and the two cars made their escape," they continued.
@Abramjee https://t.co/ybWoI9dL7q— Emmanuel Atikor (@Emmanuel Atikor)1619953044.0
"You can see from the dashcam that from start to finish he hardly bats an eyelid but is constantly aware of where they are and doesn't flinch when they open fire on him and does his job perfectly"
And now, Prinsloo has spoke out.
@Abramjee https://t.co/Qu5mr4sgtX— Gun Friendly SA 🇿🇦 (@Gun Friendly SA 🇿🇦)1619807024.0
"I cannot say much as an investigation is underway but I and my fellow guard did what was expected of us," he told the Daily Mail.
"They needed to take us out so they could take out the cargo vehicle."
@Abramjee Last week Thursday at Tshwane https://t.co/TVEJRo1Ys8— Machuene Sarel Matsi (@Machuene Sarel Matsi)1619809708.0
"But there was no way I was going to let that happen and unfortunately I did not have a chance to return fire."
A police spokesman, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, also added: "The suspects in two cars fired many shots at a security vehicle in a convoy in an attempt to stop it during a high-speed chase in Pretoria."
Video 1: Escort vehicle attacked. The driver rammed the two cars of the attackers. #CrimeWatch https://t.co/mX8EWpZ70Q— Yusuf Abramjee (@Yusuf Abramjee)1619806250.0
"The driver of the vehicle managed to evade the robbers but later stopped and got out to wait for the robbers but they fled instead."
No arrest have currently been made, but the investigation is on-going.
Video 2 https://t.co/XwgSJIRfVo https://t.co/R91bdcaZDt— Yusuf Abramjee (@Yusuf Abramjee)1619806487.0
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