This driver’s quick reflexes likely saved his vehicle from being stolen and possibly even worse.
A Twitter account posted CCTV security footage last week, originally from Reddit, showcasing the feat.
The released video of the incident, thought to have taken place at a gas station in South America, began normally as a man could be seen filling up his white sedan next to a gas pump.
Out of nowhere, a white van pulled up extremely close to the man’s sedan as two would-be hijackers jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to run at him.
“Anyone gotta light?” 🚬 🤣 pic.twitter.com/RlsK2rspxW
— 🍺 Hold My Beer 🍺 (@HldMyBeer) April 30, 2021
Thankfully, though, the man quickly thought of a hilarious and amazing solution.
As his assailants came at him from different directions, the man pulled the gas pump out of his car, aimed it at the hijackers and sprayed them all, including one who hadn’t even left the van yet.
He continued to spray them as the failed hijackers got behind their van for cover and eventually sped off.
Many Redditors joked about the man’s comical course of action. One user commented, “Channeling his inner Patrick Swayze no doubt,” referencing a scene from the 1991 hit film “Point Break.”
Another Reddit user replied, “Hope he doesn’t have to pay for that gas,” while another commented, “Now I will keep matches with me.”
Twitter users also joked about the situation. One user replied to the video, tweeting, “Best $85 dollars ever spent.”
Best $85 dollars ever spent.
— Dr Ellery Samwise (@EllerySamwise) April 30, 2021
Many also congratulated the man for his quick reflexes. One man replied, “I’m impressed!”
Super Quick Reflexes! I’m impressed! Great job. They’re going to smell badly for a long, LONG time. Anybody got a cigarette?
— alan grofield (@alangrofield1) May 1, 2021
Another user commented on the man’s quick reaction to what was happening, tweeting, “Well Done Sir!!”
He kept his head on “the swivel” & was aware of what was going on around him. Great reaction time.
Well Done Sir!! 👏👏👏
— Mary I Fleshman (@mmfleshman) May 3, 2021
This man should absolutely be an example to people globally. As life during the era of COVID-19 looks more and more bleak, with many turning to crime as their only out, we ought to aspire to be like this quick-thinking citizen.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.