We touch on why you should carry everyday. However, having your firearm handy is completely useless if you have no situational awareness or are completely unaware of your surroundings. Danger isn’t going to make itself obvious all the time. Attackers aren’t going to always look like shady individuals dressed in black in a back alley. In fact they could just be the guy in a high yellow reflective jacket sitting at a bus stop as one man found out.
ABC15 Reports that A random passerby in downtown Los Angeles is lucky to be alive after he was pushed in front of a truck by a random person on the street Wednesday.
In the surveillance video, acquired by Los Angeles ABC station KABC, a man is seen sitting on a bench by the sidewalk. He jumps toward one woman and startles her, before sitting back down. But as the next passerby, a man in a suit, walks past, the man jumps off the bench and shoves him into the street right as a box truck is pulling up. The truck manages to slam on the brakes to avoid running over the man lying in the street, but he’s still caught under the front wheel.
The suspect calmly picks up something off the street and walks away.
The video shows the truck driver get out of the cab and attempt to help the injured man as several onlookers also rush to help.
KTLA Writes that the victim was taken to the hospital with a collapsed lung and broken bones, LAPD Officer Tony Im said. Officer Mike Lopez said the man remained in critical condition Wednesday night but is expected to survive.
The victim has not been identified, but Im described him as an Armenian man believed to be in his 60s.
Earlier, @ABC7 aired a clip of an individual pushing a passerby underneath a panel truck. Thanks to our partners @LAFD he is now in custody. Alert Fire Fighters observed him walking in the #DTLA area and called for us to respond, where he was arrested. @LAPDHQ
— LAPD Central Area (@LAPDCentralArea) December 6, 2018