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Video: Prisoner Tries Gun Grab In Court

August 02, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Prisoner Tries Gun Grab In Court

A prisoner attempted to grab the duty pistol of a Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy before a court hearing Tuesday, but was quickly subdued by two other deputies.

Robert Lewis Bridges III, 24, now faces two additional felony charges for lunging at Master Sgt. Tracey Wallace's pistol. The deputy, an 18-year veteran, later told investigators she had noticed Bridges eyeing her duty belt, reports NBC Miami.

Bridges grabbed the deputy's holstered gun with two hands but she was able to keep him from taking the gun. Two other deputies helped restrain Bridges.

Tags: Gun Grabs, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff, Video Surveillance, Courtroom Outbursts


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james bird @ 8/2/2013 7:36 PM

Thank god for the other two deputies. I could only imagine what would have happened if she were alone. She just stands there bewildered after the grab. I suggest get a retrainer on weapon retention. I don't think the writer of this article is very observant.

Troop @ 8/3/2013 11:45 AM

Sadly many officers won't engage after being assaulted. Too many police academies have gone to soft training in fear of lawsuits if the recruit doesn't pass. This is a dangerous practice in an ever more violent society.

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